teens

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n teens all the numbers that end in -teen
    • n teens the time of life between the ages of 12 and 20
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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. pl Teens The years of one's age having the termination -teen, beginning with thirteen and ending with nineteen; as, a girl in her teens .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • teens The numbers whose names have the termination -teen; especially, the years of one's age included within these numbers. These years begin with thirteen and end with nineteen, and during this period a person is said to be in his or her teens.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Teens tēnz the years of one's age from thirteen to nineteen.
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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
See Ten

Usage

In literature:

While still "serving his time" and before he was out of his teens, Henry Willis was appointed organist of Christ Church, Hoxton.
"The Recent Revolution in Organ Building" by George Laing Miller
Conchita is still young, in her earliest teens, having just turned twelve.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
I was not in my teens when I went to Innisfield, but in the maturity of such faculties as I have.
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various
Very few of us, before we reach our teens, show great genius or even remarkable talent for any line of work or study.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
The time will be less for a young infant, more for a boy or girl in their teens.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
It was kept by a brother and sister, neither of whom was out of their teens.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She was the only daughter, and, being well up in her teens, would have been a great help to her mother if she had been well.
"The Golden Shoemaker" by J. W. Keyworth
On the Thursday he had obliterated the memory of the achievements of Nelson and Six-teen-String Jack.
"Recollections" by David Christie Murray
At the touch of his arm she trembled like a maiden in her teens and forced a smile upon her face.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
Jack Jervase ran away from home when the nineteenth century was in its teens.
"VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea" by David Christie Murray
She was young, barely out of her teens.
"Mezzerow Loves Company" by Floyd L. Wallace
But to-day a young fellow scarcely out of his teens had made him look like a fool.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
That's nearly twenty, and then you're out of your teens.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
One of them turned, a young girl, barely in her teens.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
I fell in love with her myself when I was in my teens and first saw her as Cinderella.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
A superb display of flags flapped gayly in the breeze on the September morning when Ben proudly entered his teens.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. V, August, 1878, No 10." by Various
It is the prairie town in its teens.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
As a child she flogged herself, and was favoured with visions before she reached her teens.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
I tell John there's nothing like the kind of folks a boy is with in his teens to make him.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
When a ship is going out of dock, she is more coquettish than a beauty in her teens.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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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
Or did he even try to soothe
This maiden in her teens?
Oh, no! - instead he made her wed
The Sergeant of Marines!
"The Martinet" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Six to half a score of summers
Make the sweetest of the "teens" —
Not too young to guess, dear Lily,
What a lover means.
"The Lily Confidante" by Henry Timrod
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
"This Cen-TEEN-ary," sez 'e --
Sez I, "You'll pardon me."
(Perlite, like that, first off, and 'arf in laughter).
"You'll pardon me, I'm sure,"
I sez: "but, speakin' pure,
Cen-TEN-ary, I think's, the word you're after."
"For The Defence" by C J Dennis
A thoughtless girt, just in her teens,
Was the next fair, whom love it seems
Had made me prize most highly. I thought to court a lovely mate,
But, how it made my heart to ache;
It was that jade, the vile Miss Take;
In troth, love did it slyly.
"My Mistresses" by Royall Tyler

In news:

Teen dons feathered costume for role as a parrot in ' Aladdin Jr.'.
Woman suing Casey Anthony, arrested for allegedly selling Four Loko alcoholic drink to teen.
The teens come from every corner of the globe and land in Rick Jacobs' classroom at Gunn High School.
Teen Mom Jenelle Evans Arrives To Court.
Stamford police officer injured trying to apprehend teen.
Teen issued summons for fatal crash.
Teen Choice Awards 2012 fashion.
Teen Mom's Farrah: Why I Got a Breast Augmentation .
The year is 1929, and the setting is New York, when the curtain goes up on The Ritz Teen Thespian Guild's production of " Auntie Mame".
3 arraigned, 1 held in youth center, police seek 5th teen after weekend robbery in Carleton, Mich. 5 Michigan teens duct tape , rob 15-year-old at gun point in Monroe County barn.
Troubled Teen Felicia Garcia Troubled teen Felicia Garcia who took her own life after relentless bullying.
The City of Moorpark's Teen Council is pleased to announce the 2012/2013 school year's first teen event Teen Game Night.
The Kenai Teen Center wasn't always regarded as the best place for teens to hang out .
Risks increase when teens drive with teens.
As they move from their early teens to their late teens, kids no longer want to be pals with Mom and Dad.
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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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