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teen 1

 (tēn)
n.
1. teens
a. The numbers 10 through 19 or 13 through 19.
b. The 10th through 19th items, in a series or scale: The temperature was in the low teens.
c. The 13th through 19th years of a person or animal's life: students in their teens.
2. A teenager.
adj.
Teenage.

teen 2

 (tēn)
n. Archaic
Misery; grief.

[Middle English tene, from Old English tēona.]

teen

(tiːn)
adj
informal another word for teenage

teen

(tiːn)
n
obsolete affliction or woe
[Old English tēona; related to Old Saxon tiono, Old Frisian tiona injury]

teen2

(tin)

adj.
1. teenage.
n.
2. a teenager.
[1940–45]

teen1

(tin)

n.
Archaic. grief.
[before 1000; Middle English tene, Old English tēona]

-teen

a suffix used to form cardinal numerals from 13 to 19.
[Middle English, Old English -tēne, comb. form of ten]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teen - a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturityteen - a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
chebab - a Palestinian juvenile 10-15 years old who fights against the Israelis
mod - a British teenager or young adult in the 1960s; noted for their clothes consciousness and opposition to the rockers
pachuco - a Mexican-American teenager who belongs to a neighborhood gang and who dresses in showy clothes
punk rocker, punk - a teenager or young adult who is a performer (or enthusiast) of punk rock and a member of the punk youth subculture
rocker - a teenager or young adult in the 1960s who wore leather jackets and rode motorcycles
young buck, young man - a teenager or a young adult male
Adj.1.teen - being of the age 13 through 19teen - being of the age 13 through 19; "teenage mothers"; "the teen years"
young, immature - (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people"

teen

noun
A young person, usually between the ages of 13 and 19:
Informal: teener.
Translations

teen

[ˈtiːn]
adj (= teenage) [violence, pregnancy] → adolescent(e); [movie, drama, magazines, fashion] → pour adolescents; [idol] → des adolescents
teen years → adolescence f
n (mainly US) (= teenager) → ado mf

teen

adj (esp US) movie, magazinefür Teenager; boy, girlim Teenageralter; pregnancyim Teenageralter; teen crimeJugendkriminalität f; the teen yearsdie Teenagerjahre pl; teen idolTeenie-Idol nt (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Buck looked about as old as me -- thirteen or four- teen or along there, though he was a little bigger than me.
Giles Hicks, living but a short distance from where I used to live, murdered my wife's cousin, a young girl between fifteen and six- teen years of age, mangling her person in the most horrible manner, breaking her nose and breastbone with a stick, so that the poor girl expired in a few hours afterward.
In order to compel competition, according to the academic theories of the day, licenses were given to thir- teen private companies.
His can- teen banged rhythmically upon his thigh, and his haversack bobbed softly.
Goeden morgen, mynheer, eth teen begeeray le weeten the ge sond heets omstand.
I think I was lickin' him, but the molders called it a draw because the policeman on the beat stopped us when we'd only teen fightin' half an hour.
Eigh teen miles down the river you had to go behind him, and then three more along the coast to where a group of uninhabited rocky islets enclosed a shel tered anchorage.
I don't call myself a child, and I'm not in my teens yet," observed Amy.
There were hardened criminals and innocent men too poor to give bail; old men, and boys literally not yet in their teens.
The worst-tempered bit of a sickly slip that ever struggled into its teens.
Lecount entirely from the Platonic point of view -- lads in their teens would have found her irresistible -- women only could have hardened their hearts against her, and mercilessly forced their way inward through that fair and smiling surface.
But my aunt, suddenly descrying among them the young malefactor who was the donkey's guardian, and who was one of the most inveterate offenders against her, though hardly in his teens, rushed out to the scene of action, pounced upon him, captured him, dragged him, with his jacket over his head, and his heels grinding the ground, into the garden, and, calling upon Janet to fetch the constables and justices, that he might be taken, tried, and executed on the spot, held him at bay there.