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tea bag
a container of thin paper or cloth holding a measured amount of tea leaves for making an individual serving of tea. [1900-05] * * *
tea ball
a small ball of perforated metal or other material in which tea leaves are placed to be immersed in hot water to make tea. [1900-05] * * *
tea basket
Brit. a lunch basket or picnic hamper. [1900-05] * * *
tea biscuit
a small, round, soft biscuit, usually shortened and sweetened. * * *
tea break
Chiefly Brit. an intermission from work, usually in the middle of the morning or afternoon, for a cup of tea, a snack, etc. * * *
tea caddy
a small box, can, or chest for holding tea leaves. [1830-40; prob. orig. CATTY2, the box that held the measure being confused with the measure itself] * * *
tea cart
☆ tea cart n. a small table on wheels for holding a tea service, extra dishes at a dinner, etc.; serving cart * * *
tea ceremony
Japanese chadō or cha-no-yu Ritualized preparation and drinking of tea developed in Japan. It involves a host and one or more guests; the tea, utensils, and movements used in ...
tea cozy
cozy (def. 5). [1870-75] * * *
tea dance
a dance held at teatime. [1880-85] * * *
tea family
the plant family Theaceae, characterized by shrubs and trees having simple, alternate leaves, often showy flowers, and capsular, berrylike, or dry fruit, and including the ...
tea garden
a tea plantation. [1795-1805] * * *
tea gown
a semiformal gown of fine material, esp. one styled with soft, flowing lines, worn for afternoon social occasions. [1875-80] * * *
tea lead
/led/ hard, stiff sheet lead, originally used as a lining for tea chests. [1805-15] * * *
tea maker
a perforated, spoonlike object used as a tea strainer and having a hinged, convex lid. [1835-45] * * *
tea money
(esp. in parts of China) a bribe used to facilitate any business dealing. * * *
tea olive
▪ plant  a plant of the genus Osmanthus in the family Oleaceae, often grown for its fragrant flowers and shining, evergreen foliage. There are about 15 species, native to ...
tea party
a social gathering, usually in the afternoon, at which tea and light refreshments are served. [1770-80] * * *
tea production
▪ plant Introduction       cultivation of the tea plant, usually done in large commercial operations. The plant, a species of evergeen (Camellia sinensis), is valued ...
tea rose
Hort. any of several cultivated varieties of roses having a scent resembling that of tea. [1840-50] * * *
tea service
1. a set of chinaware for preparing and drinking hot beverages, esp. tea. 2. a set of silver or other metalware for preparing and serving hot beverages, esp. tea. Also called tea ...
tea set
tea set or tea service n. a set, as of china or silver, for serving tea (and often coffee) including a teapot (and often a coffeepot), creamer, sugar bowl, and, usually, a tray: ...
tea shop
1. a tearoom. 2. Brit. a café or tearoom that specializes in serving light meals and snacks; lunchroom. [1735-45] * * *
tea table
—tea-table, adj. a small table for holding a tea service and cups, plates, etc., for several people. [1680-90] * * *
tea towel
a dishtowel. [1870-75] * * *
tea tray
a tray for carrying or holding articles used in serving tea. [1765-75] * * *
tea tree
a tall shrub or small tree, Leptospermum scoparium, of the myrtle family, native to New Zealand and Australia, having silky foliage when young, and bell-shaped, white flowers: ...
tea wagon
a small table on wheels for carrying articles for use in serving tea. Also called teacart. [1920-25] * * *
/tee"euhv hev"euhn/, n. a shrub, Hydrangea macrophylla serrata, of the saxifrage family, native to Japan and Korea, having hairy, ovate leaves and flat or slightly arched ...
tea-table [tē′tā΄bəl] adj. like that of people at a tea [tea-table talk] * * *
tea bag n. A small porous sack holding enough tea leaves to make an individual serving of tea. * * *
tea ball n. A small perforated metal ball for holding tea leaves that are to be steeped in hot water. * * *
/tee"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n., pl. teaberries. the spicy red fruit of the American wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens. [1790-1800; TEA + BERRY] * * *
tea biscuit n. Any of various plain cookies or biscuits often served with tea. Also called teacake. * * *
tea caddy n. A small box or container for holding loose tea. * * *
/tee"kayk'/, n. 1. a small cake, cookie, tart, or the like, for serving with tea or punch. 2. (in England) a light, flat, sweet cake with raisins, usually buttered and served hot ...
/tee"kahrt'/, n. See tea wagon. [1925-30; TEA + CART] * * *
tea ceremony n. Chanoyu. * * *
/teech/, v., taught, teaching, n. v.t. 1. to impart knowledge of or skill in; give instruction in: She teaches mathematics. 2. to impart knowledge or skill to; give instruction ...
/teech/, n. Edward ("Blackbeard"), died 1718, English pirate and privateer in the Americas. Also, Thatch, Thach. * * *
Teach for America
▪ nonprofit organization       nonprofit educational organization formed in 1990 to address underachievement in American public schools.       Teach for America ...
Teach (tēch) also Thatch (thăch), Edward. Known as Black·beard (blăkʹbîrd') Died 1718. English pirate. Based on the North Carolina coast after 1713, he conducted acts of ...
/teech"in'/, n., pl. teach-ins. a prolonged period of lectures, speeches, etc., conducted without interruption by members of the faculty and invited guests at a college or ...
See teachable. * * *
—teachability, teachableness, n. —teachably, adv. /tee"cheuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being instructed, as a person; docile. 2. capable of being taught, as a ...
See teachability. * * *
See teachability. * * *
—teacherless, adj. —teachership, n. /tee"cheuhr/, n. a person who teaches or instructs, esp. as a profession; instructor. [1250-1300; ME techer. See TEACH, -ER1] * * *
teacher bird
the ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapillus, a songbird that builds a nest shaped like a dome. [1930-35, Amer.; teacher fancifully repr. the bird's note] * * *
teacher education
Introduction       any of the formal programs that have been established for the preparation of teachers (higher education) at the elementary- and secondary-school ...
teacher's pet
a pupil who is a favorite of a teacher. [1925-30] * * *
teach·er's pet (tēʹchərz) n. pl. teacher's pets or teachers' pets 1. A student in special favor with a teacher. 2. One who has gained favor with an authority. * * *
/tee"cheuhr ij/, n. a building serving as a combination school and living quarters, as on certain government reservations and in remote, sparsely settled areas. [1930-35, Amer.; ...
teacher bird n. See ovenbird.   [Imitative of the bird's song.] * * *
teach·er·ly (tēʹchər-lē) adj. Of, relating to, or suggestive of a teacher: “The tone is teacherly, unflappable, optimistic” (Benjamin DeMott). * * *
teachers college
a four-year college offering courses for the training of primary and secondary school teachers and granting the bachelor's degree and often advanced degrees. [1905-10] * * *
teach·ers college also teach·ers' college (tēʹchərz) n. A college with a special curriculum for training teachers. * * *
/tee"ching/, n. 1. the act or profession of a person who teaches. 2. something that is taught. 3. Often, teachings. doctrines or precepts: the teachings of Lao-tzu. [1125-75; ME ...
teaching aid
material used by a teacher to supplement classroom instruction or to stimulate the interest of students. * * *
teaching elder
a minister in a Presbyterian church. [1635-45, Amer.] * * *
teaching fellow
a holder of a teaching fellowship. * * *
teaching fellowship
a fellowship providing a student in a graduate school with free tuition and expenses and stipulating that the student assume some teaching duties in return. * * *
teaching hospital
a hospital associated with a medical college and offering clinical and other facilities to those in various areas of medical study, as students, interns, and residents. * * *
teaching machine
a mechanical, electrical, or other automatic device that presents the user with items of information in planned sequence, registers his or her response to each item, and ...
teaching assistant n. Abbr. TA A graduate student in a university or college who is awarded a fellowship that provides him or her with financial aid in exchange for teaching ...
See teaching assistant. * * *
teaching hospital n. A hospital closely associated with a medical school and serving as a practical educational site for medical students, interns, and residents. * * *
teaching machine n. Any of various devices designed to teach by presenting the student with a planned sequence of statements and questions and providing an immediate response to ...
/tee"kup'/, n. 1. a cup in which tea is served, usually of small or moderate size. 2. a teacupful. 3. tempest in a teacup or teapot, a disturbance or uproar about little or ...
/tee"kup fool'/, n., pl. teacupfuls. as much as a teacup will hold, equal to 4 fluid ounces (113 grams). [1695-1705; TEACUP + -FUL] Usage. See -ful. * * *
tea dance n. A late-afternoon dance. * * *
/tee"gahr'dn/, n. Weldon John /wel"dn/, (Jack), 1905-64, U.S. jazz trombonist and singer. * * *
Teagarden, Jack
orig. Weldon Leo Teagarden born Aug. 20, 1905, Vernon, Texas, U.S. died Jan. 15, 1964, New Orleans, La. U.S. jazz trombonist and singer. He worked with two of the most popular ...
Teague, Walter Dorwin
▪ American industrial designer born Dec. 18, 1883, Decatur, Ind., U.S. died Dec. 5, 1960, Flemington, N.J.       industrial (industrial design) designer who pioneered ...
/tee"hows'/, n., pl. teahouses /-how'ziz/. a restaurant or other establishment, esp. in the Far East, where tea and refreshments are served. [1680-90; TEA + HOUSE] * * *
/teek/, n. 1. a large East Indian tree, Tectona grandis, of the verbena family, yielding a hard, durable, resinous, yellowish-brown wood used for shipbuilding, making furniture, ...
/tee"ket'l/, n. a portable kettle with a cover, spout, and handle, used for boiling water. [1695-1705; TEA + KETTLE] * * *
/teek"wood'/, n. the wood of the teak. [1775-85; TEAK + WOOD1] * * *
/teel/, n., pl. teals, (esp. collectively) teal for 1. 1. any of several species of small dabbling ducks, of worldwide distribution, usually traveling in tight flocks and ...
/teem/, n. 1. a number of persons forming one of the sides in a game or contest: a football team. 2. a number of persons associated in some joint action: a team of advisers. 3. ...
team handball
▪ sport also called  fieldball , or  handball        game played between two teams of 7 or 11 players who try to throw or hit an inflated ball into a goal at either ...
team player
a person who willingly works in cooperation with others. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *
team roping
▪ rodeo event  rodeo event in which two mounted cowboys (cowboy) attempt to rope and immobilize a full-grown steer. The event is timed, and the team with the lowest time ...
team teaching
Educ. a program in which two or more teachers integrate their subjects, such as literature and history, into one course, which they teach as a team, to create a broader ...
team-teach (tēmʹtēch') v. team-·taught, (-tôt') team-·teach·ing, team-·teach·es tr. & intr.v. To teach cooperatively with other teachers or to engage in such teaching. * ...
/tee"meuhr/, n. a teamster. [1835-45; TEAM + -ER1] * * *
team foul n. Basketball One of a stipulated number of personal fouls allowed for a team in a given period of play before the opposing team is granted a bonus free throw for each ...
team handball n. A game played between two teams of seven players each, the object being to throw the ball into a hockeylike goal at either end of the rectangular court. The ball ...
/teem"mayt'/, n. a member of the same team. [1910-15; TEAM + MATE1] * * *
team play n. 1. Collective play participated in by team members. 2. Collective effort and mutual cooperation.   team player n. * * *
See team play. * * *
/teem"steuhr/, n. 1. a person who drives a team or a truck for hauling, esp. as an occupation. 2. a member of the Teamsters Union. [1770-80, Amer.; TEAM + -STER] * * *
( the Teamsters Union) the largest US trade union. It was established in 1903 and in 2003 had about 1.4 million members. A teamster is a person who drives a lorry/truck, but the ...
Teamsters Union
the unofficial name of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. * * * officially International Brotherhood of Teamsters, ...
team teaching n. A method of classroom instruction in which several teachers combine their individual subjects into one course which they teach as a team to a single group of ...
/teem"werrk'/, n. 1. cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause. 2. work done with a ...
/tee"nek'/, n. a township in NE New Jersey. 39,007. * * *
tea party n. An afternoon social gathering at which tea and light refreshments are served. * * *
/tee"pot'/, n. a container with a lid, spout, and handle, in which tea is made and from which it is poured. [1610-20; TEA + POT1] * * *
Teapot Dome
U.S. Hist. a federal oil reserve in Wyoming, leased to private producer Harry F. Sinclair by Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall in 1922, leading to a major government ...
Teapot Dome scandal
Secret leasing of U.S. government land to private interests. In 1922 oil reserves at Teapot Dome, Wyo., and Elk Hills, Calif., were improperly leased to private oil companies by ...
Tea·pot Dome (tēʹpŏt') A former U.S. Navy oil reserve in east-central Wyoming north of Casper. Secretly leased to Harry F. Sinclair's oil company by Secretary of the ...
/tee"poy/, n. 1. a small three-legged table or stand. 2. a small table for use in serving tea. [1820-30; < Hindi tipai, alter. (with t- from tir- three < Skt tri) of Pers si-paya ...
tear1 /tear/, n. 1. a drop of the saline, watery fluid continually secreted by the lacrimal glands between the surface of the eye and the eyelid, serving to moisten and lubricate ...
tear bomb
/tear/ a bomb or grenade containing tear gas. Also called tear shell, tear grenade. * * *
tear duct and gland
or lachrymal duct and gland Structures that produce, distribute, and carry away tears. An almond-shaped gland above the outer corner of each eye secretes tears between the ...
tear duct and glands
▪ anatomy also called  lachrymal, or lacrimal, duct and glands         structures that produce and distribute the watery component of the tear film. Tears consist of ...
tear gas
/tear/ a gas that makes the eyes smart and water, thus producing a temporary blindness, used in modern warfare, to quell riots, etc. [1915-20] * * * Any of a group of ...
tear sheet
/tair/ a sheet or page torn from a magazine, journal, or the like, as one containing an advertisement and sent to the advertiser as proof of publication. [1920-25] * * *
tear shell
/tear/. See tear bomb. [1915-20] * * *
tear strip
/tair/ a strip or string that is pulled to open a can, box, candy wrapper, etc. * * *
/tear"gas'/, v.t., tear-gassed, tear-gassing. to subject to tear gas. [1945-50] * * *
☆ tear-jerker [tir′jʉr΄kər ] n. Slang a play, film, etc. that is sad in a very maudlin way * * *
See tearjerker. * * *
/tair"awf', -of'/, adj. designed to be easily removed by tearing, usually along a perforated line: a sales letter with a tear-off order blank. [1885-90; adj., n. use of v. phrase ...
/tair"owt'/, adj. designed to be easily torn out, as from bound matter: a tear-out children's section of games and puzzles. [adj. use of v. phrase tear out] * * *
/tear"staynd'/, adj. 1. marked or wet with tears: a tear-stained letter. 2. showing traces of tears or signs of having wept: tear-stained cheeks. [1585-95] * * *
/tair"euh way'/, adj. 1. designed to be easily separated or opened by tearing: a box with a tearaway seal. n. 2. Brit. a wild, reckless person. [1825-35; adj., n. use of v. ...
/tair"down'/, n. 1. a taking apart; disassembly. 2. a house or other building that is purchased with the intention of tearing it down and replacing it with another, more ...
/tear"drop'/, n. 1. a tear or something suggesting a tear: A single teardrop rolled down her face. 2. something shaped like a drop of a thin liquid, having a globular form at the ...
See tear1. * * *
—tearfully, adv. —tearfulness, n. /tear"feuhl/, adj. 1. full of tears; weeping. 2. causing tears: the tearful story of his poverty. [1580-90; TEAR1 + -FUL] * * *
See tearful. * * *
See tearfully. * * *
tear gas (tîr) n. Any of various agents that on dispersal, usually from grenades or projectiles, irritate the eyes and cause blinding tears. * * *
See teary. * * *
See tearily. * * *
tearing1 /tear"ing/, adj. shedding tears. [bef. 1000; OE taeherende (not recorded in ME); see TEAR1, -ING2] tearing2 —tearingly, adv. /tair"ing/, adj. violent or hasty: with ...
—tearjerking, adj. /tear"jerr'keuhr/, n. Informal. a pathetic story, play, movie, or the like; an excessively sentimental tale. [1930-35; TEAR1 + JERK1 + -ER1] * * *
—tearlessly, adv. —tearlessness, n. /tear"lis/, adj. 1. not weeping or shedding tears. 2. unable to shed tears. [1585-95; TEAR1 + -LESS] * * *
/tee"roohm', -room'/, n. a room or shop where tea and other refreshments are served to customers. [1770-80; TEA + ROOM] * * *
tea rose n. 1. Any of several cultivated roses derived from Rosa odorata, native to China, having fragrant yellowish or pink flowers. 2. Any of a group of roses introduced into ...
tear sheet (târ) n. A page cut or torn from a periodical and used chiefly to provide evidence to an advertiser of the publication of an advertisement. * * *
tear·stain (tîrʹstān') n. A track or mark left by tears.   tearʹ-stained' adj. * * *
—tearily, adv. —teariness, n. /tear"ee/, adj., tearier, teariest. 1. of or like tears. 2. tearful. [1325-75; ME tery. See TEAR1, -Y1] * * *
/tear"ee uyd'/, adj. with tears welling up in one's eyes: teary-eyed mourners. * * *
/teez"dayl'/, n. Sara, 1884-1933, U.S. poet. * * *
Teasdale, Sara
orig. Sara Trevor Teasdale born Aug. 8, 1884, St. Louis, Mo., U.S. died Jan. 29, 1933, New York, N.Y. U.S. poet. While living in St. Louis she made frequent trips to Chicago, ...
Teas·dale (tēzʹdāl'), Sara. 1884-1933. American poet whose classically styled lyrics appeared in Love Songs (1917) and other collections. * * *
—teasable, adj. —teasableness, n. —teasingly, adv. /teez/, v., teased, teasing, n. v.t. 1. to irritate or provoke with persistent petty distractions, trifling raillery, or ...
—teaseler; esp. Brit., teaseller, n. /tee"zeuhl/, n., v., teaseled, teaseling or (esp. Brit.) teaselled, teaselling. n. 1. any of several plants of the genus Dipsacus, having ...
teasel family
the plant family Dipsacaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having opposite or whorled leaves, dense flower heads surrounded by an involucre, and small, dry fruit, and ...
teasel gourd
a prickly-stemmed Arabian vine, Cucumis dipsaceus, of the gourd family, having burlike, bristly fruit. Also called hedgehog gourd. * * *
/tee"zeuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that teases. 2. Theat. a drapery or flat piece across the top of the proscenium arch that masks the flies and that, together with the ...
tea service n. A set of articles, such as matching cups and a teapot, used in serving tea. Also called tea set. * * *
tea·shop (tēʹshŏp') n. 1. See tearoom. 2. Chiefly British. A luncheonette or small restaurant. * * *
See tease. * * *
/tee"spoohn'/, n. 1. a small spoon generally used to stir tea, coffee, etc. 2. a teaspoonful. [1680-90; TEA + SPOON] * * *
/tee"spoohn fool'/, n., pl. teaspoonfuls. 1. the amount a teaspoon can hold. 2. a volumetric measure equal to 1/6 fluid ounce (4.9 ml); 1/3 tablespoonful. Abbr.: t., ...
/teet, tit/, n. 1. the protuberance on the breast or udder in female mammals, except the monotremes, through which the milk ducts discharge; nipple or mammilla. 2. something ...
tea table n. A small table used for serving tea. * * *
/tee"tay'steuhr/, n. a person whose profession is tasting and grading samples of tea. [1855-60; TEA + TASTER] * * *
See teat. * * *
/tee"tuym'/, n. the time at which tea is served or taken, usually in the late afternoon. [1750-60; TEA + TIME] * * *
tea towel n. A cloth for drying dishes; a dishtowel. * * *
tea tray n. A tray for holding a tea service. * * *
tea tree n. 1. Any of various evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Leptospermum, native to Australia and New Zealand, having small, needlelike leaves and white, pink, or ...
tea wagon n. A small table on wheels for serving tea or holding dishes. Also called teacart. * * *
/tee"zeuhl/, n., v.t., teazeled, teazeling or (esp. Brit.) teazelled, teazelling. teasel. * * *
/tee"zeuhl/, n., v.t., teazled, teazling. teasel. * * *
/teuh bahl"dee, -bawl'-/; It. /te bahl"dee/, n. Renata /reuh nah"teuh/; It. /rdde nah"tah/, born 1922, Italian soprano. * * *
Tebaldi, Renata
born Feb. 1, 1922, Pesaro, Italy died Dec. 19, 2004, San Marino Italian soprano. After her debut in Mefistofele in 1944, she established herself at La Scala, performing with ...
Te·bal·di (tə-bälʹdē, tĕ-), Renata. Born 1922. Italian-born operatic soprano known for her dramatic portrayal of heroines in works such as Tosca and Madame Butterfly. * * ...
(1931– ) an English Conservative politician who held several important government posts under Margaret Thatcher. He is known for his right-wing opinions. In the 1980s he was ...
▪ Algeria Latin  Theveste        town, northeastern Algeria. It is located 146 miles (235 km) by road south of Annaba and 12 miles (19 km) west of the Tunisian ...
Seph. Heb. /te vet"/; Ashk. Heb. /tay"vays, -veuhs/; Eng. /tay"vays, -vayt, -veuhs/, n. Tevet. * * *
/tek/, n. Slang. detective. [by aphesis and shortening] * * *
/tek/, Informal. adj. 1. technical: The engineers sat together exchanging tech talk. n. 2. a technician: He's a tech for a film crew. 3. technology: She has a good grasp of ...
1. technic. 2. technical. 3. technology. * * *
tech. sgt.
technical sergeant. * * *
/techt/, adj. tetched. * * *
/tek"ee/, n. Informal. 1. a technical expert, student, or enthusiast, esp. in the field of electronics. 2. a technician, as for a stage crew. Also, tekkie. [1980-85; TECH(NICAL) ...
/tek nee"shee euhm, -sheuhm/, n. Chem. an element of the manganese family, not found in nature, but obtained in the fission of uranium or by the bombardment of molybdenum. ...
/tek'ni tron"ik/, adj. pertaining to or characterized by cultural changes brought about by advances in technology, electronics, and communications: a technetronic era. [coinage ...
/tek"nik/ or, for 1, /tek neek"/, n. 1. technique. 2. a technicality. 3. technics, (used with a sing. or pl. v.) the study or science of an art or of arts in general, esp. the ...
—technically, adv. —technicalness, n. /tek"ni keuhl/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to an art, science, or the like: technical skill. 2. peculiar to or characteristic of a ...
technical assistance
▪ international aid       form of aid given to less-developed countries by international organizations such as the United Nations (UN) and its agencies, individual ...
technical education
Academic and vocational preparation of students for jobs involving applied science and modern technology. It emphasizes the understanding and practical application of basic ...
technical foul
Basketball. a foul committed by a player or coach, usually not involving physical contact with an opponent, called often for unsportsmanlike conduct, as holding on to the basket ...
technical knockout
Boxing. the termination of a bout by the referee when it is the judgment of the attending physician, a boxer's seconds, or the referee that a boxer cannot continue fighting ...
technical sergeant
U.S. Air Force. a noncommissioned officer ranking below a master sergeant and above a staff sergeant. [1955-60] * * *
technical foul n. Sports A foul, especially in basketball, that is called on a player, coach, or team for unsportsmanlike conduct or infringement of a rule and does not usually ...
/tek'ni kal"i tee/, n., pl. technicalities for 2, 3. 1. technical character. 2. the use of technical methods or terms. 3. something that is technical; a technical point, detail, ...
technical knockout n. Abbr. TKO A victory in boxing, with immediate termination of the match, awarded by the referee when it appears that one fighter is too badly injured to ...
See technical. * * *
See technically. * * *
technical sergeant n. 1. Abbr. TSgt A noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Air Force that is above staff sergeant and below master sergeant. 2. One who holds this rank. * * *
/tek nish"euhn/, n. 1. a person who is trained or skilled in the technicalities of a subject. 2. a person who is skilled in the technique of an art, as music or ...
/tek"ni kul'euhr/ 1. Trademark. a brand name for a system of making color motion pictures by means of superimposing the three primary colors to produce a final colored ...
/tek neek"/, n. 1. the manner and ability with which an artist, writer, dancer, athlete, or the like employs the technical skills of a particular art or field of endeavor. 2. the ...
/tek"noh/, n. a style of disco music characterized by very fast synthesizer rhythms, heavy use of samples, and a lack of melody. [1985-90] * * * electronic dance music that ...
a combining form borrowed from Greek where it meant "art," "skill," used in the formation of compound words with the meaning "technique," "technology," etc.: technography. [comb. ...
See technophilia. * * *
techno-pop [tek′nō päp΄] n. a form of popular dance music of the 1980s and 1990s combining elements of TECHNO with live instrumentation, pop lyrics, etc. * * *
/tek"noh thril'euhr/, n. a suspense novel in which the manipulation of sophisticated technology, as of aircraft or weapons systems, plays a prominent part. [1985-90] * * *
/tek"noh bab'euhl/, n. incomprehensible technical language or jargon. [1980-85; patterned on PSYCHOBABBLE] * * *
/tek"neuh ban'dit/, n. Informal. a person who steals technological secrets, as from the government or a place of employment, and sells them to agents of foreign governments or to ...
/tek nok"reuh see/, n., pl. technocracies for 2, 3. 1. a theory and movement, prominent about 1932, advocating control of industrial resources, reform of financial institutions, ...
/tek"neuh krat'/, n. 1. a proponent, adherent, or supporter of technocracy. 2. a technological expert, esp. one concerned with management or administration. [1930-35; TECHNO- + ...
/tek'neuh krat"ik/, adj. of, pertaining to, or designating a technocrat or technocracy. [TECHNOCRAT + -IC] * * *
/tek nog"reuh fee/, n. the description and study of the arts and sciences in their geographical and ethnic distribution and historical development. [1880-85; TECHNO- + -GRAPHY] * ...
technology. * * *
—technologically, adv. /tek'neuh loj"i keuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to technology; relating to science and industry. 2. Econ. caused by technical advances in production ...
technological unemployment
unemployment caused by technological changes or new methods of production in an industry or business. [1925-30] * * *
See technological. * * *
/tek nol"euh jist/, n. a person who specializes in technology. [1855-60; TECHNOLOG(Y) + -IST] * * *
tech·nol·o·gize (tĕk-nŏlʹə-jīz') tr.v. tech·nol·o·gized, tech·nol·o·giz·ing, tech·nol·o·giz·es To modify or affect by technology; make technological. * * *
/tek nol"euh jee/, n. 1. the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing ...
Technology's New Spin on Music
▪ 1999       Throughout the 20th century the music industry has been revolutionized by technology. This process, which accelerated in the 1980s and '90s, can be traced ...
technology, history of
Introduction       the development over time of systematic techniques for making and doing things. The term technology, a combination of the Greek technē, “art, ...
technophile [tek′nə fīl΄] n. a person who is enthusiastic about advanced technology or about high-tech equipment or devices technophilic adj. * * * tech·no·phile ...
See technophile. * * *
See technophobia. * * *
—technophobe, n. /tek'neuh foh"bee euh/, n. abnormal fear of or anxiety about the effects of advanced technology. [1960-65; TECHNO- + -PHOBIA] * * *
See technophobe. * * *
/tek"noh pop'/, n. synthpop. [1980-85] * * *
/tek"noh struk'cheuhr/, n. the group or class of technically skilled administrators, scientists, and engineers who manage and influence business, the economy, and government ...
—techily, adv. —techiness, n. /tech"ee/, adj., techier, techiest. tetchy. * * *
▪ Mexico       city, southeastern Colima estado (state), west-central Mexico. It is situated on the Pacific lowlands near the Armería River, at 260 feet (80 m) above ...
tec·ta (tĕkʹtə) n. Plural of tectum. * * *
See tectum. * * *
▪ plant family       the buckler fern family, containing 8–15 genera and about 230 species, in the division Pteridophyta (the lower vascular plants (lower vascular ...
/tek"teuh fawrm'/, adj. 1. having the shape of a roof. n. 2. Archaeol. a design found in Paleolithic cave art and believed to represent a structure or dwelling. [1825-35; < L ...
▪ geology       great downbuckle of the Earth's crust into the mantle below deep-sea trenches that are filled with marine sediments. The sediments become crumpled and ...
—tectonically, adv. /tek ton"ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to building or construction; constructive; architectural. 2. Geol. a. pertaining to the structure of the earth's ...
tectonic basins and rift valleys
▪ landform Introduction       landforms characterized by relatively steep, mountainous sides and flat floors. The steep sides are created by displacement on faults such ...
tectonic landform
▪ geology       any of the relief features that are produced chiefly by uplift or subsidence of the Earth's crust or by upward magmatic movements. They include ...
See tectonic. * * *
/tek ton"iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. the science or art of assembling, shaping, or ornamenting materials in construction; the constructive arts in general. 2. See ...
/tek"teuh niz'euhm/, n. Geol. diastrophism (def. 1). [1945-50; TECTON(IC) + -ISM] * * *
/tek'toh sil"i kit, -kayt'/, n. Mineral. tektosilicate. * * *
—tectricial /tek trish"euhl/, adj. /tek"triks/, n., pl. tectrices /tek"treuh seez', tek truy"seez/. Ornith. covert (def. 8). [1760-70; < NL tectrix, equiv. to L teg(ere) to ...
—tectal, tectorial /tek tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. /tek"teuhm/, n., pl. tectums, tecta /-teuh/. Anat., Zool. a rooflike structure. [1900-05; < NL, L tectum roof, special use ...
/ti kum"seuh/, n. 1768?-1813, American Indian chief of the Shawnee tribe. Also, Tecumtha /ti kum"theuh/. * * * born 1768, Old Piqua, in modern Clark county, Ohio, U.S. died Oct. ...
/ted/, v.t., tedded, tedding. to spread out for drying, as newly mown hay. [1400-50; late ME tedde; c. ON tethja to manure, OHG zettan to spread, Gk dateîsthai to divide] * * ...
/ted/, n. 1. Brit. Slang. See Teddy boy. 2. a male given name, form of Edward or Theodore. * * * (as used in expressions) Hughes Ted Ted Kennedy Shawn Ted Turner Ted Williams ...
Ted Hughes
➡ Hughes (IV) * * *
Ted Koppel
➡ Koppel * * *
Ted Turner
➡ Turner (IV) * * *
▪ people also called  Toda,  Todaga,  Todga,  Tuda , or  Tudaga   people of the eastern and central Sahara (Chad, Niger, and Libya). Their language, also called Teda ...
Teda language
      language spoken in Chad, Niger, and Libya. It is closely related to the Kanuri, Zaghawa, and Berti languages and belongs to the Saharan group of the Nilo-Saharan ...
/ted"euhr/, n. 1. a person who teds. 2. an implement that turns and loosens hay after mowing in order to hasten drying. [1400-50; late ME teddere. See TED, -ER1] * * *
/ted"euhr/, n. Arthur William, 1st Baron, 1890-1967, British Royal Air Force marshal and educator, born in Scotland. * * *
Tedder (of Glenguin), Arthur William Tedder, 1st Baron
born July 11, 1890, Glenguin, Stirling, Scot. died June 3, 1967, Banstead, Surrey, Eng. British air marshal. He joined the British army in 1913, transferred to the Royal Flying ...
Tedder, Arthur William Tedder, 1st Baron
▪ British air marshal born July 11, 1890, Glenguin, Stirling, Scotland died June 3, 1967, Banstead, Surrey, England  marshal of the Royal Air Force (Royal Air Force, The) and ...
▪ neighbourhood, Richmond upon Thames, London, United Kingdom       residential area in the London borough of Richmond upon Thames, about 11 miles (18 km) southwest of ...
/ted"ee/, n., pl. teddies. 1. Often, teddies. a woman's one-piece undergarment combining a chemise and underpants, sometimes having a snap crotch. 2. Informal. See teddy ...
/ted"ee/, n. 1. a male given name, form of Edward or Theodore. 2. a female given name, form of Theodora. Also, Teddie. * * *
teddy bear
a toy bear, esp. a stuffed one. [1905-10, Amer.; after Theodore Roosevelt, called Teddy, who is said to have saved the life of a bear cub while hunting] * * *
Teddy boy
(often l.c.) Informal. a rebellious British youth who, in the 1950s and early 1960s, affected the dress of the reign of Edward VII. * * *
Teddy girl
(often l.c.) Informal. 1. a rebellious British girl who, in the 1950s and early 1960s, affected the dress of the reign of Edward VII. 2. a girl companion of Teddy boys. * * *
teddy bear also Teddy bear n. A child's toy bear, usually stuffed with soft material and covered with furlike plush.   [AfterTeddy, nickname of Theodore Roosevelt, who was ...
Teddy boy n. In Britain, especially during the 1950s, a tough youth wearing a modified style of Edwardian clothes.   [From the name Teddy, nickname for Edward, after Edward ...
Te De·um (tā' dāʹəm, -o͞om, tē' dēʹəm) n. A hymn of praise to God sung as part of a liturgy.   [From Late Latin Tē Deum (laudāmus), You, God, (we praise), the ...
—tediously, adv. —tediousness, n. /tee"dee euhs, tee"jeuhs/, adj. 1. marked by tedium; long and tiresome: tedious tasks; a tedious journey. 2. wordy so as to cause weariness ...
See tedious. * * *
See tediously. * * *
/tee"dee euhm/, n. the quality or state of being wearisome; irksomeness; tediousness. [1655-65; < L taedium] Syn. monotony, sameness, dullness. * * *
tee1 /tee/, n. 1. the letter T or t. 2. something shaped like a T, as a three-way joint used in fitting pipes together. 3. T-bar. 4. T-shirt. 5. the mark aimed at in various ...
Trans-Europe Express. Also, T-E-E * * *
tee shirt
T-shirt. * * *
tee-ball (tēʹbôl') n. Variant of T-ball. * * *

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