transitive verbted′ded, ted′ding
Origin of tedMiddle English tedden, probably from Old Norse tethja, to spread manure from Indo-European base an unverified form d?(i)- from source tide
transitive verbted·ded, ted·ding, teds
Origin of tedMiddle English tedden ultimately ( perhaps via Old English teddan ) akin to Old Norse te&edh;ja to manure and Old High German zetten to spread, scatter both from Germanic tadjan ; see dā- in Indo-European roots.
- teddy boy
From a pet form of Edward, in reference to Edwardian styles affected by youths.
(third-person singular simple present teds, present participle tedding, simple past and past participle tedded)
From a possible Old English *teddan, from Proto-Germanic *tadjanÄ… (“to strew, scatter").
- (informal) A Teddy boy.
ted - Computer Definition
(1) See TED conference.
(2) (Traffic Engineering Database) A database that contains information about the topology and resources of network or network section (a traffic domain).
(3) (Triteal Enterprise Desktop) An earlier implementation of the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) user interface for Unix workstations from Triteal Corporation, Carlsbad, CA. TED included a variety of additional enhancements while conforming to CDE, which allowed it to run on all Unix computers. NTED provided access to applications on NT servers from within TED. Applications could be launched and files could be shared from both NT and Unix servers.