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ted

[ted] /tɛd/
verb (used with object), tedded, tedding.
1.
to spread out for drying, as newly mown hay.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English tedde; cognate with Old Norse tethja to manure, Old High German zettan to spread, Greek dateîsthai to divide
Related forms
untedded, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for untedded

ted1

/tɛd/
verb teds, tedding, tedded
1.
to shake out and loosen (hay), so as to dry it
Word Origin
C15: from Old Norse tethja; related to tad dung, Old High German zetten to spread

ted2

/tɛd/
noun
1.
(informal) short for teddy boy
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Word Origin and History for untedded

ted

v.

"to spread," 15c., probably from an unrecorded Old English *teddan, related to Old Norse teðja.

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Related Abbreviations for untedded

TED

  1. Thomas Edmund Dewey
  2. total energy detector
  3. trawl efficiency device
  4. turtle excluder device
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