follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

te

[tey] /teɪ/
noun, Music.
1.
ti1 .

Te

[de] /dɛ/
noun
1.
(in philosophical Taoism) the virtue or power inherent in a person or thing existing in harmony with the Tao.
Also, Teh.
Origin
< Chinese (Wade-Giles) te2, (pinyin)

Te

Symbol, Chemistry
1.

T&E

1.
travel and entertainment.
Also, T and E.

morituri te salutamus

[moh-ri-too-ree te sah-loo-tah-moo s; English mawr-i-too r-ahy tee sal-yoo-tey-uh s, -tyoo r-ahy, -too r-ee, -tyoo r-ee] /ˌmoʊ rɪˈtu ri tɛ ˌsɑ luˈtɑ mʊs; English ˌmɔr ɪˈtʊər aɪ ti ˌsæl yuˈteɪ əs, -ˈtyʊər aɪ, -ˈtʊər i, -ˈtyʊər i/
Latin.
1.
we who are about to die salute you: said by Roman gladiators to the emperor.

nosce te ipsum

[nohs-ke tey ip-soo m; English noh-see tee ip-suh m] /ˈnoʊs kɛ teɪ ˈɪp sʊm; English ˈnoʊ si ti ˈɪp səm/
Latin.
1.
know thyself.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for te

te

/tiː/
noun
1.
(music) (in tonic sol-fa) the syllable used for the seventh note or subtonic of any scale
Word Origin
see gamut

Te

Chemical symbol
1.
tellurium
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
te in Medicine

Te
The symbol for the element tellurium.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
te in Science
Te  
The symbol for tellurium.
tellurium
  (tě-lr'ē-əm)   
Symbol Te
A metalloid element that occurs as either a brittle, shiny, silvery-white crystal or a gray or brown powder. Small amounts of tellurium are used to improve the alloys of various metals. Atomic number 52; atomic weight 127.60; melting point 449.5°C; boiling point 989.8°C; specific gravity 6.24; valence 2, 4, 6. See Periodic Table.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Related Abbreviations for te

te

Telugu

TE

tight end
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for te

Te

((Te), semimetallic chemical element in the oxygen family (Group VIa of the periodic table), closely allied with the element selenium in chemical and physical properties. It was discovered in 1782 by Franz Joseph Muller von Reichenstein, a mining inspector in Transylvania. Tellurium is not an abundant element, although it is widely distributed around the world. It is rarely found in the uncombined state and usually occurs as tellurides of copper, lead, silver, gold, iron, or bismuth. The chief sources from which the element is extracted are the slimes from copper and lead refineries in addition to flue dusts from the processing of telluride gold ores.

Learn more about Te with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for te

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for te

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with te