ted

ted

[ted]

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English tedde; cognate with Old Norse tethja to manure, Old High German zettan to spread, Greek dateîsthai to divide

untedded, adjective
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Ted

[ted]
noun
1.
British Slang. Teddy boy.
2.
a male given name, form of Edward or Theodore.

Atkinson

[at-kin-suhn]
noun
1.
Sir Harry Albert, 1831–92, New Zealand statesman, born in England: prime minister 1876–77, 1883–84, 1887–91.
2.
(Justin) Brooks, 1894–1984, U.S. drama critic, journalist, and author.
3.
Theodore Francis ("Ted") 1916–2005, U.S. jockey, born in Canada.

Kennedy

[ken-i-dee]
noun
1.
Anthony M, born 1936, U.S. jurist, Supreme Court justice 1988–.
2.
Edward Moore ("Ted") 1932–2009, U.S. politician: senator from Massachusetts 1962–2009.
3.
John Fitzgerald, 1917–63, thirty-fifth president of the U.S. 1961–63.
4.
Joseph Patrick, 1888–1969, U.S. financier and diplomat (father of Edward Moore, John Fitzgerald, and Robert Francis).
5.
Robert Francis, 1925–68, U.S. political leader and government official: attorney general 1961–64; senator from New York 1965–68.
6.
William, born 1928, U.S. novelist.
7.
former name (1963–73) of Cape Canaveral.
9.
a mountain in the SW Yukon Territory, Canada, in the St. Elias Range. 13,904 feet (4238 meters).

Williams

[wil-yuhmz]
noun
1.
Ben Ames [eymz] , 1889–1953, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
2.
Bert (Egbert Austin Williams) 1876?–1922, U.S. comedian and songwriter.
3.
Charles Melvin (Cootie) 1910–85, U.S. jazz trumpeter and bandleader.
4.
Daniel Hale, 1858–1931, U.S. surgeon and educator: performed first successful heart surgery 1893.
5.
Elizabeth ("Betty") born 1943, Northern Irish peace activist: Nobel prize 1976.
6.
Emlyn [em-lin] , 1905–87, Welsh playwright and actor.
7.
Eric Eustace, 1911–81, Trinidadian politician: first prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago 1962–81.
8.
G. Mennen [men-uhn] , 1911–88, U.S. politician and diplomat.
9.
Hank, 1923–53, U.S. country-and-western singer, musician, and composer.
10.
John Towner, born 1932, U.S. composer and conductor.
11.
Ralph Vaughan, Vaughan Williams, Ralph.
12.
Roger, 1603?–83, English clergyman in America: founder of Rhode Island colony 1636.
13.
Serena, born 1981, U.S. tennis player (sister of Venus Williams).
14.
Tennessee (Thomas Lanier Williams) 1911–83, U.S. dramatist.
15.
Theodore Samuel ("Ted") 1918–2002, U.S. baseball player.
16.
Venus, born 1980, U.S. tennis player (sister of Serena Williams).
17.
William, 1731–1811, U.S. merchant and revolutionary statesman.
18.
William Carlos [kahr-lohs] , 1883–1963, U.S. poet and novelist.
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Atkinson (ˈætkɪnsən)
 
n
Sir Harry Albert. 1831--92, New Zealand statesman, born in England: prime minister of New Zealand (1876--77; 1883--84; 1887--91)

Kennedy1 (ˈkɛnɪdɪ)
 
n
Cape Kennedy a former name (1963--73) of (Cape) Canaveral

Kennedy2 (ˈkɛnɪdɪ)
 
n
1.  Charles Peter. born 1959, British politician, leader of the Liberal Democrats (1999--2006)
2.  Edward (Moore), known as Ted. born 1932, US Democrat politician; senator since 1962
3.  his brother, John (Fitzgerald), known as JFK. 1917--63, US Democrat statesman; 35th president of the US (1961--63), the first Roman Catholic and the youngest man ever to be president. He demanded the withdrawal of Soviet missiles from Cuba (1962) and prepared civil rights reforms; assassinated
4.  Nigel (Paul). born 1956, British violinist, noted for his flamboyant style
5.  Robert (Francis), known as Bobby, brother of John Kennedy. 1925--68, US Democrat statesman; attorney general (1961--64) and senator for New York (1965--68); assassinated

ted1 (tɛd)
 
vb , teds, tedding, tedded
to shake out and loosen (hay), so as to dry it
 
[C15: from Old Norse tethja; related to tad dung, Old High German zetten to spread]

ted2 (tɛd)
 
n
informal short for teddy boy

Williams (ˈwɪljəmz)
 
n
1.  Hank, real name Hiram Williams. 1923--53, US country singer and songwriter. His songs (all 1948--52) include "Jambalaya", "Your Cheatin' Heart", and "Why Don't you Love me (like you Used to Do?)"
2.  John. born 1941, Australian classical guitarist, living in Britain
3.  John (Towner). born 1932, US composer of film music; his scores include those for Jaws (1975), Star Wars (1977), E.T. (1982), Schindler's List (1993), and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
4.  Ralph Vaughan. See (Ralph) Vaughan Williams
5.  Raymond (Henry). 1921--88, British literary critic and novelist, noted esp for such works as Culture and Society (1958) and The Long Revolution (1961), which offer a socialist analysis of the relationship between society and culture
6.  Robbie, full name Robert Peter Williams. born 1974, British pop singer and songwriter. A member of Take That (1990--95), he later found success with "Angels" (1997) and the albums Life Thru a Lens (1997), Swing When You're Winning (2001), and Escapology (2002)
7.  Robin (McLaurim). born 1951, US film actor and comedian; films include Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets' Society (1989), Mrs Doubtfire (1993), and Insomnia (2002)
8.  Rowan (Douglas). born 1950, Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002; formerly Archbishop of Wales (2000--02)
9.  Serena. born 1981, US tennis player: Wimbledon champion 2002--03; US champion 1999, 2002
10.  Tennessee, real name Thomas Lanier Williams. 1911--83, US dramatist. His plays include The Glass Menagerie (1944), A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), and Night of the Iguana (1961)
11.  Venus. born 1980, US tennis player, sister of Serena Williams: Wimbledon champion 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007; US champion 2000--01
12.  William Carlos (ˈkɑːləs). 1883--1963, US poet, who formulated the poetic concept "no ideas but in things". His works include Paterson (1946--58), which explores the daily life of a man living in a modern city, and the prose work In the American Grain (1925)

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Kennedy
Irish surname, said to be from O.Ir. cinneide "ugly head."
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TED
  1. Thomas Edmund Dewey

  2. total energy detector

  3. trawl efficiency device

  4. turtle excluder device

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