teen
Pronunciation Noun

teen (plural teens)

  1. A teenager.
Adjective

teen (not comparable)

  1. Of or having to do with teenagers.
    teen fashion
Noun

teen (plural teens)

  1. (archaic) Grief; sorrow; trouble.
    Synonyms: ill-fortune, harm, suffering
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. […], London: Printed [by John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938 ↗, book III, canto V:
      In which the birds song many a lovely lay / Of Gods high praise, and of their loves sweet teene, / As it an earthly Paradize had beene {{...}
    • 1600, Edward Fairfax, The Jerusalem Delivered of Torquato Tasso, X, xxv:
      The Soldan changed hue for grief and teen, / On that sad book his shame and loss he lear'd.
    • 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii], page 2 ↗:
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    • 1866, Algernon Swinburne, Faustine:
      Your soul forgot her joys, forgot / Her times of teen; / Yea, this life likewise will you not / Forget
    • 1867, Matthew Arnold, A Southern Night:
      With public toil and private teen Thou sank'st alone.
    • 1874, James Thomson (B.V.), The City of Dreadful Night, XXI:
      That City's sombre Patroness and Queen, / In bronze sublimity she gazes forth / Over her Capital of teen and threne
  2. (archaic or obsolete) Vexation; anger; hate.
Translations
  • Russian: бе́дствие
Verb

teen (teens, present participle teening; past and past participle teened)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To excite; to provoke; to vex; to afflict; to injure.
  2. (reflexive, obsolete) To become angry or distressed.
    • c. 1385, William Langland, Piers Plowman, II:
      Þenne tened hym theologye · whan he þis tale herde
Verb

teen (teens, present participle teening; past and past participle teened)

  1. (transitive, obsolete, provincial) To hedge or fence in; to enclose.



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