tee

noun (1)
\ˈtē \

Definition of tee 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 : the letter t

2 : something shaped like a capital T

3 informal : t-shirt wearing a cotton tee

4 : a mark aimed at in various games (such as curling)

to a tee

: exactly, precisely the description fit her to a tee

tee

noun (2)

Definition of tee (Entry 2 of 3)

1a : a small mound or a peg on which a golf ball is placed before being struck at the beginning of play on a hole

b : a device for holding a football in position for kicking

c : an adjustable post on which a ball is placed for batting (as in T-ball)

2 : the area from which a golf ball is struck at the beginning of play on a hole

tee

verb
teed; teeing

Definition of tee (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

: to place (a ball) on a tee often used with up

First Known Use of tee

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tee

Noun (1)

Middle English

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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tee

noun
\ˈtē \

Kids Definition of tee

: a device (as a post or peg) on which a ball is placed to be hit or kicked in various sports a golf tee a football tee

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