- The definition of tee is shaped like the letter "t."
An example of tee used as an adjective is in the phrase "tee pancakes," which means pancakes made in the shape of the letter.
- Tee is defined as the letter T or something shaped like this letter, a holder for the ball in golf, football and children's beginner baseball, or a goal mark aimed at in many games.
- An example of tee is the first letter in the word "turtle."
- An example of tee is a shirt shaped like a "T" that people wear for a casual outing.
- An example of a tee is a wooden peg with an indented top to hold a golf ball.
- An example of a tee is the spot on the course from where a person hits the ball in golf.
- An example of a tee is a target in curling.
- Tee means to place a ball on a holder.
An example of tee, or tee up, is to place a golf ball on a small peg with a concave top that holds the golf ball.
- the letter T
- something shaped like
Origin of teefrom tee: the mark was origin, originally -shaped
- Historical a small, cone-shaped mound as of sand, on which a golf ball was placed to be driven
- a small, slender, pointed piece wood, plastic, etc. designed to support a golf ball just above the ground during a drive: the pointed end is inserted into the ground
- the designated starting area of each hole, where a golfer is permitted to use a tee
- a small holder on which a football is positioned for a kickoff
- a tall device for holding a ball up for a hitter in T-ball
Origin of teeprobably contr. from Scottish dialect, dialectal teaz ( from uncertain or unknown; perhaps ), but now associated, association with tee in form and sense
intransitive verbteed, tee′ing
- to play a golf ball from a tee
- to begin; start
- Slang to make angry or disgusted
- The letter t.
- Something shaped like a T.
- Informal A T-shirt.
- Sports & Games A mark aimed at in certain games, such as curling or quoits.
- A small peg with a concave top for holding a golf ball for an initial drive.
- The designated area of each golf hole from which a player makes his or her first stroke.
- A device used to stand a football on end for a kickoff.
- A shaft with a concave top attached to a flat base, used to hold the ball in T-ball.
transitive verbteed, tee·ing, tees
Origin of teeBack-formation from obsolete Scots teaz ( taken as a pl. )
(third-person singular simple present tees, present participle teeing, simple past teed or tow, past participle teed or town)
From Middle English teen, from Old English tÄ“on (“to pull, tug, draw, drag, entice, allure, induce, lead, bring, rear, educate, attract, arrogate, bring forth, produce, restrain, betake oneself to, go, roam"), from Proto-Germanic *teuhanÄ… (“to draw, lead, bring, pull, help"), from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- (“to pull, lead"). Cognate with Eastern Frisian tja (“to pull, draw"), Low German teen (“to draw, pull"), German ziehen (“to draw, pull, drag"), Latin dÅ«cÅ (“draw, pull, lead") and Albanian nduk (“to draw (out), pull up, pluck").
(third-person singular simple present tees, present participle teeing, simple past and past participle teed)
- (golf) To place a ball on a tee
First attested in the 17th century with the form teaz.