Tee meaning

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.

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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.

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The letter t.
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Something shaped like a T.
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A T-shirt.
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A mark aimed at in certain games, such as curling or quoits.
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A small peg with a concave top for holding a golf ball for an initial drive.
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The designated area of each golf hole from which a player makes his or her first stroke.
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A device used to stand a football on end for a kickoff.
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A shaft with a concave top attached to a flat base, used to hold the ball in T-ball.
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To place (a ball) on a tee. Often used with up.
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The letter T.
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Something shaped like T.
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Shaped like T.
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A mark aimed at in quoits, curling, etc.
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To place (a ball) on a tee.
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The name of the Latin-script letter T/t.
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Something shaped like the letter T. Found in compounds such as tee-shirt, tee-beam, tee-frame, tee-iron, tee-headed.

Angles and tees.

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(obsolete) To draw; lead.
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(intransitive, obsolete) To draw away; go; proceed.
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(golf) A flat area of ground from which players hit their first shots on a golf hole.
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(golf, baseball) A usually wooden or plastic peg from which a ball is hit.
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(curling) The target area of a curling rink.
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The mark at which players aim in quoits.
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(golf) To place a ball on a tee.
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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.

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to a tee
  • Perfectly; exactly:.
    A plan that suits me to a tee.
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tee off
  • To play a golf ball from a tee.
  • To begin; start.
  • To make angry or disgusted.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of tee

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

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

  • 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

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

    From Wiktionary