See also: -teen and teen-

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: tēn, IPA(key): /tiːn/
  • Rhymes: -iːn
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Etymology 1Edit

Back-formation from teenager. Clipping of teenager.

NounEdit

teen (plural teens)

  1. Synonym of teenager: a person between 13 and 19 years old.
Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

teen (not comparable)

  1. Of or having to do with teenagers; teenage
    teen fashion

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English tene, from Old English tēona, tēone, *tēon, from Proto-Germanic *teuną.

NounEdit

teen (plural teens)

  1. (archaic) Grief; sorrow; trouble.
    Synonyms: ill-fortune, harm, suffering
  2. (archaic or obsolete) Vexation; anger; hate.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English tenen, from Old English tēonian, tȳnan (to vex, annoy, provoke), from Proto-West Germanic *tiunijan, from Proto-Germanic *tiunijaną.

VerbEdit

teen (third-person singular simple present teens, present participle teening, simple past and past participle teened)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To excite; to provoke; to vex; to afflict; to injure.
  2. (reflexive, obsolete) To become angry or distressed.
    • c. 1385, William Langland, Piers Plowman, II:
      Þenne tened hym theologye · whan he þis tale herde

Etymology 4Edit

From Middle English tenen, tinen, from Old English tȳnan (to fence, inclose, shut, close), from Proto-West Germanic *tūnijan, from Proto-West Germanic *tūn, from Proto-Germanic *tūną (fence, enclosure). Doublet of tine. Cognate with Dutch tuinen, German zäunen. Related to English town.

VerbEdit

teen (third-person singular simple present teens, present participle teening, simple past and past participle teened)

  1. (transitive, obsolete or dialectal, Devon) To close, to shut; to enclose, to hedge or fence in.
    • 1874 (1879), Waugh, Chim. Corner, 75:
      Hie tho' off [] or th' dur may be teen'd.
    • 1919, Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art, Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art, page 75:
      It is still heard in Devon , especially by older dialect speakers, in such expressions as “I'an't a-teen'd my eyes all night”; “Teen the door, will ' e?”
    • 1924, Eden Phillpotts, Redcliff, page 244:
      She whimpered and whined about it till, in self-defence, I rose up and teened the candle and got into my breeches.

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AfrikaansEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch tegen, from Middle Dutch tegen, tjegen, from te jegen, the latter from Old Dutch gegin, from Proto-Germanic *gagin.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

teen

  1. against

BasqueEdit

NounEdit

teen

  1. genitive plural of te

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

teen c

  1. definite singular of te

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch têe, from Old Dutch *tēa, from Proto-Germanic *taihwǭ. The modern form was originally a plural (retained in van top tot teen), which was reanalysed as a singular. Compare schoen where the same has happened, or raaf which went the opposite way.

NounEdit

teen m (plural tenen, diminutive teentje n)

  1. toe
Alternative formsEdit
  • toon (dated, dialectal)
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: toon
  • Negerhollands: tee, tetsi, tetśi
  • Papiamentu: tenchi (from the diminutive)

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch tene, teene, from Old Dutch *tein, *tēn, from Proto-Germanic *tainaz.

NounEdit

teen f or n (plural tenen, diminutive teentje n)

  1. twig, thin branch
    Synonym: twijg
  2. clove (of garlic)
  3. (collective) A bundle of twigs.
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DyulaEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

teen

  1. oil palm, Elaeis guineensis
  2. the fruit of the palm tree

EstonianEdit

VerbEdit

teen

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tegema

FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

teen

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tehdä

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

teen

  1. genitive singular of tee

Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

teen m

  1. definite singular of te

AnagramsEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

teen m

  1. definite singular of te

SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

teen (plural teens)

  1. teen

TetumEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *taqi, compare Malay tahi.

NounEdit

teen

  1. excrement, faeces, feces

WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse tiðna.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [tʰèːn], [tʰèːɳ], [tʰèɪ̯ːn]
    Rhymes: -èːn

VerbEdit

teen (preterite tenä)

  1. (intransitive) thaw, melt

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