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Ted \Ted\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tedded; p. pr. & vb. n. Tedding.] [Prob. fr. Icel. te?ja to spread manure, fr. ta? manure; akin to MHG. zetten to scatter, spread. [root]58. Cf. Teathe.] To spread, or turn from the swath, and scatter for drying, as new-mowed grass; -- chiefly used in the past participle.

The smell of grain or tedded grass.

The tedded hay and corn sheaved in one field.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"to spread" (new-mown grass for drying), c.1300, from an unrecorded Old English *teddan or from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse teðja "to spread manure." Related to German verzetteln "to scatter, squander." Related: Tedding; tedder.


Etymology 1 n. teddy boy Etymology 2

vb. To spread hay for drying


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TED (conference)

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences run by the private nonprofit organization Sapling Foundation, under the slogan "Ideas Worth Spreading". TED was founded in February 1984 as a one-off event and the annual conference series began in 1990. TED's early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its Silicon Valley origins, but it has since broadened its focus to include talks on many scientific, cultural, and academic topics.

The main TED conference is held annually in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Its companion TEDActive is held in the neighbouring city of Whistler. Prior to 2014, the two conferences were held in Long Beach and Palm Springs, California, respectively. TED events are also held throughout North America and in Europe and Asia, offering live streaming of the talks. They address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture, often through storytelling. The speakers are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can. Past speakers include Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Al Gore, Gordon Brown, Billy Graham, Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates, Bono, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and many Nobel Prize winners. TED's current curator is the British former computer journalist and magazine publisher Chris Anderson.

Since June 2006, the talks have been offered for free viewing online, under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons license, through , over 2,400 talks are freely available on the website. In June 2011, the talks' combined viewing figure stood at more than 500 million, and by November 2012, TED talks had been watched over one billion times worldwide. Not all TED talks are equally popular, however. Those given by academics tend to be watched more online, and art and design videos tend to be watched less than average.

Ted (word processor)

Ted is a word processor for the X Window System environment, which runs on Linux and other Unix-like systems. Developed primarily by Mark de Does, Ted is a lightweight yet full-featured word processor.

It saves files in a Microsoft Word-compatible rich text format and has support for headers, footers, tables, different fonts, text alignment, and other features common in word processors. Ted has been translated into several languages.

While the program includes a spell checker, it does not check for spelling as the user types. It is a very light-weight and fast word processor, making it ideal for older computers and embedded systems.

Until version 2.17 Ted used the Motif toolkit exclusively for widget rendering. LessTif also worked. The current version (2.23) uses the GTK+ toolkit by default. It can still be built with Motif or LessTif if desired.

Ted is Free Software licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Ted package is included in Debian etch, Ubuntu OS Hardy Heron and Gentoo Linux.

Ted (airline)

Ted was one of two airline divisional brands of United Airlines. It targeted vacation locations in the low cost airline market, in contrast to United's high end divisional "sub-fleeted" brand called United p.s.. "Ted" comes from the last three letters in the United brand name. United marketed Ted anthropomorphically and attempted to personify Ted; it used phrases such as Meet Ted or I've Met Ted.

Due to the airline crisis caused by spiking fuel prices, on June 4, 2008, United announced that the Ted brand and services would be discontinued with the Ted aircraft being fitted with United's First Class cabin and eventually being incorporated into United's regular fleet to compensate for the removal of United's entire Boeing 737 fleet. Operations were folded back into the mainline brand on January 6, 2009.

Ted (film series)

Ted is a series of American comedy films starring Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane, directed by MacFarlane and distributed by Universal Pictures. The main plot centers on Ted (MacFarlane), a talking teddy bear and his friend, John Bennett (Wahlberg).

Ted (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

"Ted" is episode 11 of season two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Although she tries to take Angel's ( David Boreanaz) advice to allow her mother ( Kristine Sutherland) to have a man who is not Hank Summers in her life, Buffy is unable to warm up to Joyce's new boyfriend, Ted ( John Ritter). When Ted shows Buffy a side of himself that he keeps hidden from the others, Buffy cannot find a way to raise her valid objections without seeming like the brat Ted considers her to be. When her escalating conflict with the man has apparently lethal consequences, Buffy's resentment turns to guilt. As her friends help unravel the mystery piece by piece, however, Buffy's guilt turns to fear—Joyce is in far greater danger than anyone, even Buffy herself, could have imagined.

Ted (album)

Ted was the second album from Swedish singer/songwriter Ted Gärdestad, released in 1973 on the Polar Music label. It contains the hits "Jag Ska Fånga En Ängel", "Sol, Vind Och Vatten", "Come Give Me Love" as well as his 1973 Melodifestivalen entry "Oh Vilken Härlig Da'" (#4). The album was produced by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Ted, engineered by Michael B. Tretow and features vocals by Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

An English-language version of the track "Jag Ska Fånga En Ängel" entitled "Gonna Make You My Angel" was released as the B-side of non-album single and Melodifestivalen entry "Rockin' 'n' Reelin'" in early 1975. "Gonna Make You My Angel" remains unreleased on CD.

Ted (film)

Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane in his feature film directorial debut. The screenplay by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, and Wellesley Wild is from MacFarlane's story. The film stars MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and with Joel McHale and Giovanni Ribisi in supporting roles, with MacFarlane providing the voice of the title character. The film tells the story of John Bennett, a Boston native whose childhood wish brings his teddy bear friend Ted to life. However, Ted prevents John and his love interest Lori Collins from moving on with their lives.

The film is MacFarlane's feature-length directorial debut, produced by Media Rights Capital and distributed by Universal Pictures. It was the twelfth-highest-grossing film of 2012 and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.

A sequel, Ted 2, was released on June 26, 2015.

Usage examples of "ted".

Tom Harkness, Henry Ruess, Patricia Schroeder, Les Aspin, Ted Weiss, Don Edwards, Barbara Mikulski, Mary Rose Oakar, Ronald Dellums and Peter Rodino.

For example, in our business ownership dispute, Ted, who is considering accepting a cash buyout offer for his stock from his partner, Mike, may want to step out of the mediation to call his accountant and find out what the tax consequences of the proposed plan might be.

But for now, getting at least an initial opinion from his accountant will probably be enough to help Ted decide whether he should continue negotiating a possible cash buyout of his stock.

He was the squire of Black Thread, and Myron remembered that the young Julia had been flattered when Ted Dingle had occasionally joined her side-porch court.

It seemed to Myron a little strange that his two intimates in his boyhood town should not have been his own family, nor Herbert Lambkin, nor any of the lively ruffians with whom he had once loafed at the livery-stable, but two familiar strangers whom, as the baby Effie May and the aloof Ted Dingle, he had seen without knowing them.

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The editor of one of these, Groff Conklin, was approached by moneyed people who offered to back him and Ted Sturgeon in a new magazine of which they were to be co-editors.

For wider studies of social violence and vigi-lantism in the UniTed States beyond the South, see the essays in Hugh Davis Graham and Ted Gurr, eds.

Hilda caught her breath as she approached the nearly compleTed impactor with staff members Phil Stavros, Shira Hassan, Naomi Abila, and her brother Ted Abila.

TeD him Tim Jacoby is rushing to get some answers from Jacob Esterbrook.

American lepidopterist Ted Sargent and others poinTed out that peppered moths do not rest on tree trunks, but on the undersides of high branches.

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Ted ignored this and grabbed Wade by the collar, busting his puka shell necklace and sending the small beads around the kitchen.

Ted recognised the quebracho trees but wondered about some of the others.