teen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj teen being of the age 13 through 19 "teenage mothers","the teen years"
    • n teen a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Only about 30 percent of teenage males consistently apply sun protection lotion when going poolside, compared to 46 percent of female teens.
    • n Teen Grief; sorrow; affiction; pain. "With public toil and private teen Thou sank'st alone."
    • v. t Teen To excite; to provoke; to vex; to affict; to injure.
    • v. t Teen To hedge or fence in; to inclose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n teen Grief; sorrow; trouble; ill fortune; harm.
    • n teen Vexation; anger; hate.
    • teen To grieve; afflict; reflexively, to be vexed.
    • teen To inclose; make a fence round.
    • teen A corruption of teend for tind.
    • teen To allot; bestow.
    • teen A suffix used in the cardinal numerals from thirteen to nineteen, meaning ‘ten,’ and expressing in these numerals ten more than the amount indicated by the initial element.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Teen tēn (arch.) grief, affliction, injury.
    • v.t Teen tēn (Spens.) to excite, provoke.
    • v.t Teen tēn (Spens.) to allot, bestow.
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Quotations

  • Arthur E. Morgan
    Arthur E. Morgan
    “Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    “People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.”
  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias
    Babe Didrikson Zaharias
    “Before I was ever in my teens, I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. My goal was to be the greatest athlete that ever lived.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. tene, AS. teóna, reproach, wrong, fr. teón, to accuse; akin to G. zeihen, Goth. gateihan, to tell, announce, L. dicere, to say. See Token

Usage

In literature:

She was a heavily built girl, who looked at sixteen as though her teens were a year or two behind her.
"An Australian Lassie" by Lilian Turner
All he was thinking about was the red Cadillacs, and the eight teen-agers.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
And human hearts through all life's checkered scenes, Shall ever tarry 'midway in their teens'!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862" by Various
But she was made to work, taught to use her needle, and "sent out to service" in her early teens.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
Behind them were four Texcocans, including Reif and his teen-age son Taller.
"Adaptation" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Though living in the city during his teens, he spent as much of his time at home as he possibly could.
"The Tribune of Nova Scotia" by W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
Girls are young ladies when they get into their teens, Aunt Maria says.
"Tabitha at Ivy Hall" by Ruth Alberta Brown
He'd fought with Washington against the French when he was only in his teens.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
With such a halo it was no wonder that Dolly in her early teens should have yielded to the flattery of his preference.
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
She was probably just short of her 'teens.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
That chap has been hankering after Polly ever since she was in her teens.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Fred Burnaby had, whilst barely out of his teens, realised his boyish dream, and become the strongest man in the world.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
The way those teen-agers looked up at him made him feel a monster, rather.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
When I was fo'teen mah uncle Gabe learnt me neveh to dooce, trey, or twelve.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
Lotus, indeed, was a model whom other princes, in their teens, would have done well to copy.
"The Boy Crusaders" by John G. Edgar
As a child she mothered him; at ten he bullied her; in their 'teens she had bossed and mothered him again!
"Where the Souls of Men are Calling" by Credo Harris
There are, it must be owned, few things on earth of less interest at first sight than a girl in her teens.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
Daisy's father and mother had both died when she was quite young, and not yet half-way through the momentous teens.
"Daisy's Aunt" by E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
If we are ever to reach the Heights of Maturity we must spend ten years in the Teens.
"Almost A Man" by Mary Wood-Allen
There were children, too, scarcely in their teens, prepared to fight for the existence of the race.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

Old border ghosts of fight or fairy
Or love or teen,
These they forgot, remembering Mary
The Queen.
"Adieux à Marie Stuart" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Your soul forgot her joys, forgot
Her times of teen;
Yea, this life likewise will you not
Forget, Faustine?
"Faustine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Said grannie, "Whan I was a lass in my teens,
Ne'er thinkin' what pinchin' or poverty means,
There leev'd, within cry o' my ain faither's door,
A cottar, his wife, wi' their young bairnies four.
"Grannie's Tale: A Ballad o'Memorie" by Janet Hamilton
Breathe not, hid Heart: cease silently,
And though thy birth-hour beckons thee,
Sleep the long sleep:
The Doomsters heap
Travails and teens around us here,
And Time-Wraiths turn our songsingings to fear.
"To An Unborn Pauper Child" by Thomas Hardy
"Cen-TEEN-ary!!!" sez 'e,
As snarky as could be.
(You know the sorta bloke I mean -- pig-'eaded).
"Cen-TEN-ary, you fool!
Ain't you never been to school?"
Sez I. An' then things 'appened -- like I dreaded.
"For The Defence" by C J Dennis
Fie, quoth she, on thy name, Bird ill beseen!
The God of Love afflict thee with all teen,
For thou art worse than mad a thousand fold;
For many a one hath virtues manifold,
Who had been nought, if Love had never been.
"From The Cuckoo And The Nightingale" by William Wordsworth

In news:

Treatment critical to averting teen addiction crisis.
Solicitor General Kash Heed says treatment is critical to averting a teen addiction crisis.
Tavi Gevinson's online magazine for teens, Rookie, launched today.
Teen Sensation Missy Franklin Swims 100M Backstroke .
The 17-year-old teen dies same day.
0When they were just teens, Barrymore and Getty dated from 1990-1991.
Police Looking for Teen Runaways.
What's with teens and brain fog.
As Tonganoxie teen, Thomas flourished on baseball diamond .
Oklahoma City teen's bat mitzvah project has gone to the dogs.
Teen charged for murder of 4-year-old child.
Teen Underground is a program that provides Anchorage teens with a dedicated space in the Z.J.
Lorretta Keeling founded Horry County Teens and Infants Shelter Home to fill the need for a female-only shelter for teens and their babies.
Teens taking part in Schoolhouse Arts Center's teen summer Shakespeare workshop will present "A Midsummer Night's Dream" this weekend.
A Pleasantville teen faces drug charges following a pair of incidents in which he and another teen were hospitalized for possible prescription drug overdoses .
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In science:

For simulation A1, we take seven teen snapshots of the magnetic field separated in time by an interval 0.4lB/u, where u is the rms turbulent velocity.
Thermal conduction and particle transport in strong MHD turbulence, with application to galaxy-cluster plasmas
TEEN uses LEACH protocol to build clusters of homogeneous nodes with the same initial energy reserves. It is especially suited to reactive networks, which respond to the changes in the parameter of interest immediately as opposed to the more passive proactive networks that gather data.
Acdmcp: An adaptive and completely distributed multi-hop clustering protocol for wireless sensor networks
Manjeshwar, A. and Agrawal, D. P. (2001), TEEN: a routing protocol for enhanced efficiency in wireless sensor networks, in Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium., Proceedings 15th International, pp. 2009-2015.
Acdmcp: An adaptive and completely distributed multi-hop clustering protocol for wireless sensor networks
How many of you in the audience now have teen-aged children? (A show of hands indicated that many did.) My son Nathan is 13, the same age as Boris in 1941-2.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
Na vorsers by UNSW kon teen November 2002 reeds ’n kwabis op hierdie manier verwerklik.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Kwantumfoutkorreksie behels metodes om kwantuminligting teen foute wat vanwe ¨e dekoherensie (7.3), dit wil s ˆe, verval van interferensie, en ander geruis ontstaan, te beskerm.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Table 3 shows that the physical values of ˜A range from near 0 up to the mid teens.
Using the Wigner-Ibach Surmise to Analyze Terrace-Width Distributions: History, User's Guide, and Advances
D.M. Boyd., Taken out of context: American teen sociality in networked publics, ProQuest, 2008.
Social Cheesecake: An UX-driven designed interface for managing contacts
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