Tee Definition

teed, teeing, tees
noun
tees
The letter t.
American Heritage
Something shaped like T.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
A mark aimed at in quoits, curling, etc.
Webster's New World
A small, cone-shaped mound as of sand, on which a golf ball was placed to be driven.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
teeing groundfootball teegolf tee
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verb
teed, teeing, tees
To place (a ball) on a tee.
Webster's New World

(obsolete) To draw; lead.

Wiktionary

(intransitive, obsolete) To draw away; go; proceed.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
tee-up
adjective
Shaped like T.
Webster's New World
idiom
to a tee
  • Perfectly; exactly:

    a plan that suits me to a tee.

American Heritage
tee off
  • to play a golf ball from a tee
  • to begin; start
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Tee

Noun

Singular:
tee
Plural:
Tees

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Tee

Origin of Tee

  • 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«cō (“draw, pull, lead") and Albanian nduk (“to draw (out), pull up, pluck").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English, from Old English te, from Latin te (the name of the letter T).

    From Wiktionary

  • Back-formation from obsolete Scots teaz (taken as a pl.)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in the 17th century with the form teaz.

    From Wiktionary

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