4 letter word starting with te

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tead noun Alt. of Teade
teak noun A tree of East Indies (Tectona grandis) which furnishes an extremely strong and durable timber highly valued for shipbuilding and other purposes; also, the timber of the tree.
teal noun Any one of several species of small fresh-water ducks of the genus Anas and the subgenera Querquedula and Nettion. The male is handsomely colored, and has a bright green or blue speculum on the wings.
team noun A group of young animals, especially of young ducks; a brood; a litter., Hence, a number of animals moving together., Two or more horses, oxen, or other beasts harnessed to the same vehicle for drawing, as to a coach, wagon, sled, or the like., A number of persons associated together in any work; a gang; especially, a number of persons selected to contend on one side in a match, or a series of matches, in a cricket, football, rowing, etc., A flock of wild ducks., A royalty or privilege granted by royal charter to a lord of a manor, of having, keeping, and judging in his court, his bondmen, neifes, and villains, and their offspring, or suit, that is, goods and chattels, and appurtenances thereto., To engage in the occupation of driving a team of horses, cattle, or the like, as in conveying or hauling lumber, goods, etc.; to be a teamster., To convey or haul with a team; as, to team lumber.
tear noun A drop of the limpid, saline fluid secreted, normally in small amount, by the lachrymal gland, and diffused between the eye and the eyelids to moisten the parts and facilitate their motion. Ordinarily the secretion passes through the lachrymal duct into the nose, but when it is increased by emotion or other causes, it overflows the lids., Something in the form of a transparent drop of fluid matter; also, a solid, transparent, tear-shaped drop, as of some balsams or resins., That which causes or accompanies tears; a lament; a dirge., To separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend; to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear the skin or flesh., Hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend; as, a party or government torn by factions., To rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to sunder; as, a child torn from its home., To pull with violence; as, to tear the hair., To move violently; to agitate., To divide or separate on being pulled; to be rent; as, this cloth tears easily., To move and act with turbulent violence; to rush with violence; hence, to rage; to rave., The act of tearing, or the state of being torn; a rent; a fissure.
teat noun The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the udder or breast of a mammal; a nipple; a pap; a mammilla; a dug; a tit., A small protuberance or nozzle resembling the teat of an animal.
teek noun See Teak.
teel noun Sesame.
teem verb t. To pour; — commonly followed by out; as, to teem out ale., To pour, as steel, from a melting pot; to fill, as a mold, with molten metal., To think fit., To bring forth young, as an animal; to produce fruit, as a plant; to bear; to be pregnant; to conceive; to multiply., To be full, or ready to bring forth; to be stocked to overflowing; to be prolific; to abound., To produce; to bring forth.
teen noun Grief; sorrow; affiction; pain., To excite; to provoke; to vex; to affict; to injure., To hedge or fence in; to inclose.
teil noun The lime tree, or linden; — called also teil tree.
tell verb t. To mention one by one, or piece by piece; to recount; to enumerate; to reckon; to number; to count; as, to tell money., To utter or recite in detail; to give an account of; to narrate., To make known; to publish; to disclose; to divulge., To give instruction to; to make report to; to acquaint; to teach; to inform., To order; to request; to command., To discern so as to report; to ascertain by observing; to find out; to discover; as, I can not tell where one color ends and the other begins., To make account of; to regard; to reckon; to value; to estimate., To give an account; to make report., To take effect; to produce a marked effect; as, every shot tells; every expression tells., That which is told; tale; account., A hill or mound.
tend verb t. To make a tender of; to offer or tender., To accompany as an assistant or protector; to care for the wants of; to look after; to watch; to guard; as, shepherds tend their flocks., To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to., To wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; — with on or upon., To await; to expect., To move in a certain direction; — usually with to or towards., To be directed, as to any end, object, or purpose; to aim; to have or give a leaning; to exert activity or influence; to serve as a means; to contribute; as, our petitions, if granted, might tend to our destruction.
tene noun & verb See 1st and 2d Teen.
tent noun A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; — called also tent wine, and tinta., Attention; regard, care., Intention; design., To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder., To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent; as, to tent a wound. Used also figuratively., A roll of lint or linen, or a conical or cylindrical piece of sponge or other absorbent, used chiefly to dilate a natural canal, to keep open the orifice of a wound, or to absorb discharges., A probe for searching a wound., A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of skins, canvas, or some strong cloth, stretched and sustained by poles, — used for sheltering persons from the weather, especially soldiers in camp., The representation of a tent used as a bearing., To lodge as a tent; to tabernacle.
ter- A combining form from L. ter signifying three times, thrice. See Tri-, 2.
term noun That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary., The time for which anything lasts; any limited time; as, a term of five years; the term of life., In universities, schools, etc., a definite continuous period during which instruction is regularly given to students; as, the school year is divided into three terms., A point, line, or superficies, that limits; as, a line is the term of a superficies, and a superficies is the term of a solid., A fixed period of time; a prescribed duration, The limitation of an estate; or rather, the whole time for which an estate is granted, as for the term of a life or lives, or for a term of years., A space of time granted to a debtor for discharging his obligation., The time in which a court is held or is open for the trial of causes., The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice., A word or expression; specifically, one that has a precisely limited meaning in certain relations and uses, or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or the like; as, a technical term., A quadrangular pillar, adorned on the top with the figure of a head, as of a man, woman, or satyr; — called also terminal figure. See Terminus, n., 2 and 3., A member of a compound quantity; as, a or b in a + b; ab or cd in ab – cd., The menses., Propositions or promises, as in contracts, which, when assented to or accepted by another, settle the contract and bind the parties; conditions., In Scotland, the time fixed for the payment of rents., A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail., To apply a term to; to name; to call; to denominate.
tern noun Any one of numerous species of long-winged aquatic birds, allied to the gulls, and belonging to Sterna and various allied genera., Threefold; triple; consisting of three; ternate., That which consists of, or pertains to, three things or numbers together; especially, a prize in a lottery resulting from the favorable combination of three numbers in the drawing; also, the three numbers themselves.
test noun A cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement., Examination or trial by the cupel; hence, any critical examination or decisive trial; as, to put a man’s assertions to a test., Means of trial; as, absence is a test of love., That with which anything is compared for proof of its genuineness; a touchstone; a standard., Discriminative characteristic; standard of judgment; ground of admission or exclusion., Judgment; distinction; discrimination., A reaction employed to recognize or distinguish any particular substance or constituent of a compound, as the production of some characteristic precipitate; also, the reagent employed to produce such reaction; thus, the ordinary test for sulphuric acid is the production of a white insoluble precipitate of barium sulphate by means of some soluble barium salt., To refine, as gold or silver, in a test, or cupel; to subject to cupellation., To put to the proof; to prove the truth, genuineness, or quality of by experiment, or by some principle or standard; to try; as, to test the soundness of a principle; to test the validity of an argument., To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent; as, to test a solution by litmus paper., A witness., To make a testament, or will., Alt. of Testa
tete noun A kind of wig; false hair.
teuk noun The redshank.
text noun A discourse or composition on which a note or commentary is written; the original words of an author, in distinction from a paraphrase, annotation, or commentary., The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence., A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine., Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme., A style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text., To write in large characters, as in text hand.