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ted

 (tĕd)
tr.v. ted·ded, ted·ding, teds
To strew or spread (newly mown grass, for example) for drying.

[Middle English tedden, ultimately (perhaps via Old English *teddan) akin to Old Norse teðja, to manure, and Old High German zetten, to spread, scatter, both from Germanic *tadjan; see dā- in Indo-European roots.]

ted

(tɛd)
vb, teds, tedding or tedded
(Agriculture) to shake out and loosen (hay), so as to dry it
[C15: from Old Norse tethja; related to tad dung, Old High German zetten to spread]

ted

(tɛd)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) informal short for teddy boy

ted

(tɛd)

v.t. ted•ded, ted•ding.
to spread out for drying, as newly mown hay.
[1400–50; late Middle English tedden, probably < Old Norse tethja to manure]

ted


Past participle: tedded
Gerund: tedding

Imperative
ted
ted
Present
I ted
you ted
he/she/it teds
we ted
you ted
they ted
Preterite
I tedded
you tedded
he/she/it tedded
we tedded
you tedded
they tedded
Present Continuous
I am tedding
you are tedding
he/she/it is tedding
we are tedding
you are tedding
they are tedding
Present Perfect
I have tedded
you have tedded
he/she/it has tedded
we have tedded
you have tedded
they have tedded
Past Continuous
I was tedding
you were tedding
he/she/it was tedding
we were tedding
you were tedding
they were tedding
Past Perfect
I had tedded
you had tedded
he/she/it had tedded
we had tedded
you had tedded
they had tedded
Future
I will ted
you will ted
he/she/it will ted
we will ted
you will ted
they will ted
Future Perfect
I will have tedded
you will have tedded
he/she/it will have tedded
we will have tedded
you will have tedded
they will have tedded
Future Continuous
I will be tedding
you will be tedding
he/she/it will be tedding
we will be tedding
you will be tedding
they will be tedding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tedding
you have been tedding
he/she/it has been tedding
we have been tedding
you have been tedding
they have been tedding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tedding
you will have been tedding
he/she/it will have been tedding
we will have been tedding
you will have been tedding
they will have been tedding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tedding
you had been tedding
he/she/it had been tedding
we had been tedding
you had been tedding
they had been tedding
Conditional
I would ted
you would ted
he/she/it would ted
we would ted
you would ted
they would ted
Past Conditional
I would have tedded
you would have tedded
he/she/it would have tedded
we would have tedded
you would have tedded
they would have tedded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ted - a tough youth of 1950's and 1960's wearing Edwardian style clothes
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
plug-ugly, tough guy - someone who bullies weaker people
Translations

ted

n (dated Brit inf) → Halbstarke(r) m
References in classic literature ?
She knew that little Ted would turn up again in time, safe and rosy, dirty and serene, and she always received him back with a hearty welcome, for Jo loved her babies tenderly.
The little girls had a private tea party, and Ted roved among the edibles at his own sweet will.
for ye pay tithe of mint, and anise, and cumin, and have omit- ted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith; these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
He admit- ted that he would not be able to cope with this monster.
Shyness barred him from the evening gatherings, and what was going on in that house, with young bloods like Ted Pringle, Albert Parsons, Arthur Brown, and Joe Blossom (to name four of the most assiduous) exercising their fascinations at close range, he did not like to think.
I promised to marry Ted Pringle, and I promised to marry Joe Blossom, and I promised to marry Albert Parsons.
To the type of mind that Millbourne breeds, actions speak louder than words, and Ted Pringle, who had gaped, gaped no more.
I cannot help feeling a little sorry for Ted Pringle.
Meantime we followed my sea-chest which was being carried down a sort of deep narrow lane, separating two high warehouses, between honest Ted and his little devil of a pal who had to keep up a trot to the other's stride.
Thereupon he lost all interest in me, humorous or otherwise, and walked away driving sternly before him the honest Ted, who went off grumbling to himself like a hungry ogre, and his horrible dumb little pal in the soldier's coat, who, from first to last, never emitted the slightest sound.
His name was Edward, and Ted had been transformed into Tip, within the walls.
Anyhow, he got both barrels in the face, and there I was, staring down at all that was left of Ted Baldwin.