5 letter word starting with te

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
teach verb t. To impart the knowledge of; to give intelligence concerning; to impart, as knowledge before unknown, or rules for practice; to inculcate as true or important; to exhibit impressively; as, to teach arithmetic, dancing, music, or the like; to teach morals., To direct, as an instructor; to manage, as a preceptor; to guide the studies of; to instruct; to inform; to conduct through a course of studies; as, to teach a child or a class., To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish., To give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor.
teade noun A torch.
teary adjective Wet with tears; tearful., Consisting of tears, or drops like tears.
tease verb t. To comb or card, as wool or flax., To stratch, as cloth, for the purpose of raising a nap; teasel., To tear or separate into minute shreds, as with needles or similar instruments., To vex with importunity or impertinence; to harass, annoy, disturb, or irritate by petty requests, or by jests and raillery; to plague., One who teases or plagues.
techy adjective Peevish; fretful; irritable.
tecum noun See Tucum.
tedge noun The gate of a mold, through which the melted metal is poured; runner, geat.
teend verb t. & i. To kindle; to burn.
teens noun pl. The years of one’s age having the termination -teen, beginning with thirteen and ending with nineteen; as, a girl in her teens.
teeny adjective Very small; tiny., Fretful; peevish; pettish; cross.
teest noun A tinsmith’s stake, or small anvil.
teeth noun pl. of Tooth., To breed, or grow, teeth., of Tooth
teind noun A tithe.
teine noun See Teyne.
teint noun Tint; color; tinge, See Tint.
telic adjective Denoting the final end or purpose, as distinguished from ecbatic. See Ecbatic.
tempo noun The rate or degree of movement in time.
temps noun Time.
tempt verb t. To put to trial; to prove; to test; to try., To lead, or endeavor to lead, into evil; to entice to what is wrong; to seduce., To endeavor to persuade; to induce; to invite; to incite; to provoke; to instigate., To endeavor to accomplish or reach; to attempt.
temse noun A sieve.
tench noun A European fresh-water fish (Tinca tinca, or T. vulgaris) allied to the carp. It is noted for its tenacity of life.
tenet noun Any opinion, principle, dogma, belief, or doctrine, which a person holds or maintains as true; as, the tenets of Plato or of Cicero.
tenia noun See Taenia.
tenne noun A tincture, rarely employed, which is considered as an orange color or bright brown. It is represented by diagonal lines from sinister to dexter, crossed by vertical lines.
tennu noun The tapir.
tenon noun A projecting member left by cutting away the wood around it, and made to insert into a mortise, and in this way secure together the parts of a frame; especially, such a member when it passes entirely through the thickness of the piece in which the mortise is cut, and shows on the other side. Cf. Tooth, Tusk., To cut or fit for insertion into a mortise, as the end of a piece of timber.
tenor noun A state of holding on in a continuous course; manner of continuity; constant mode; general tendency; course; career., That course of thought which holds on through a discourse; the general drift or course of thought; purport; intent; meaning; understanding., Stamp; character; nature., An exact copy of a writing, set forth in the words and figures of it. It differs from purport, which is only the substance or general import of the instrument., The higher of the two kinds of voices usually belonging to adult males; hence, the part in the harmony adapted to this voice; the second of the four parts in the scale of sounds, reckoning from the base, and originally the air, to which the other parts were auxillary., A person who sings the tenor, or the instrument that play it.
tense noun One of the forms which a verb takes by inflection or by adding auxiliary words, so as to indicate the time of the action or event signified; the modification which verbs undergo for the indication of time., Stretched tightly; strained to stiffness; rigid; not lax; as, a tense fiber.
tenth adjective Next in order after the ninth; coming after nine others., Constituting or being one of ten equal parts into which anything is divided., The next in order after the ninth; one coming after nine others., The quotient of a unit divided by ten; one of ten equal parts into which anything is divided., The tenth part of annual produce, income, increase, or the like; a tithe., The interval between any tone and the tone represented on the tenth degree of the staff above it, as between one of the scale and three of the octave above; the octave of the third., A temporary aid issuing out of personal property, and granted to the king by Parliament; formerly, the real tenth part of all the movables belonging to the subject., The tenth part of the annual profit of every living in the kingdom, formerly paid to the pope, but afterward transferred to the crown. It now forms a part of the fund called Queen Anne’s Bounty.
tepal noun A division of a perianth.
tepee noun An Indian wigwam or tent.
tepid adjective Moderately warm; lukewarm; as, a tepid bath; tepid rays; tepid vapors.
tepor noun Gentle heat; moderate warmth; tepidness.
terce noun See Tierce.
teret adjective Round; terete.
terga plural of Tergum
terin noun A small yellow singing bird, with an ash-colored head; the European siskin. Called also tarin.
terma noun The terminal lamina, or thin ventral part, of the anterior wall of the third ventricle of the brain.
terra noun The earth; earth.
terry noun A kind of heavy colored fabric, either all silk, or silk and worsted, or silk and cotton, often called terry velvet, used for upholstery and trimmings.
terse superl. Appearing as if rubbed or wiped off; rubbed; smooth; polished., Refined; accomplished; — said of persons., Elegantly concise; free of superfluous words; polished to smoothness; as, terse language; a terse style.
tests plural of Testa
testa noun The external hard or firm covering of many invertebrate animals., The outer integument of a seed; the episperm, or spermoderm.
teste noun A witness., The witnessing or concluding clause, duty attached; — said of a writ, deed, or the like.
testy superl. Fretful; peevish; petulant; easily irritated.
tetel noun A large African antelope (Alcelaphus tora). It has widely divergent, strongly ringed horns.
tetty adjective Testy; irritable.
tewed imp. & past participle of Tew, Fatigued; worn with labor or hardship.
tewan noun A tribe of American Indians including many of the Pueblos of New Mexico and adjacent regions.
tewel noun A pipe, funnel, or chimney, as for smoke., The tuyere of a furnace.
texas noun A structure on the hurricane deck of a steamer, containing the pilot house, officers’ cabins, etc.
teyne noun A thin plate of metal.