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Princeton's WordNet

  1. teensnoun

    the time of life between the ages of 12 and 20

  2. teensnoun

    all the numbers that end in -teen


  1. teensnoun

    The numbers between thirteen and nineteen.

    The number of people at the meeting was in the teens.

  2. teensnoun

    The time of life between thirteen and nineteen years old.

    She is in her teens.

  3. teensnoun

    The second decade of a century: the 1910s, 2010s, etc. The oneties, the tens.

  4. Etymology: The final syllable of the numbers from thirteen to nineteen. More at teen.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Teensnoun

    The years reckoned by the termination teen; as, thirteen, fourteen.

    Etymology: from teen for ten.

    Our author would excuse these youthful scenes,
    Begotten at his entrance, in his teens;
    Some childish fancies may approve the toy,
    Some like the muse the more for being a boy. George Granville.


  1. teens

    Adolescence (from Latin adolescere 'to mature') is a transitional stage of physical and psychological development that generally occurs during the period from puberty to adulthood (typically corresponding to the age of majority). Adolescence is usually associated with the teenage years, but its physical, psychological or cultural expressions may begin earlier and end later. Puberty now typically begins during preadolescence, particularly in females. Physical growth (particularly in males) and cognitive development can extend past the teens. Age provides only a rough marker of adolescence, and scholars have not agreed upon a precise definition. Some definitions start as early as 10 and end as late as 25 or 26. The World Health Organization definition officially designates an adolescent as someone between the ages of 10 and 19.


  1. teens

    Teens refers to individuals who are between the ages of 13 and 19. The term comes from the fact that the numbers 13 through 19 in the English number system end with "teen." This stage of life is known as adolescence, where individuals go through significant physical, mental and social changes as they transition from childhood to adulthood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Teens

    the years of one's age having the termination -teen, beginning with thirteen and ending with nineteen; as, a girl in her teens

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Teens

    tēnz, n.pl. the years of one's age from thirteen to nineteen.

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  1. Enets

  2. sente

  3. tense

  4. steen

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of teens in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of teens in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of teens in a Sentence

  1. Gina Rodriguez:

    These teens are going to be successful for the world, and for change, and for encouraging people to live their lives, we are successful because of these teens. My show is on the air because of these teens and hopefully I will continue to have a career because of them. So right now Teen Choice to me is like giving back and letting them know how much I love them and how much my entire journey has been a success because of them.

  2. Lee Woo-rin:

    At first, smartphones comfort South Korea teens, but South Korea teens eventually think that a smartphone is enough to make South Korea teens happy, this leads them to give up school or studies.

  3. Jeetendr Sehdev:

    Authenticity is becoming more important among teens and millennials. They’re more jaded as a generation.

  4. John Rusche:

    It certainly will lower the UV exposure among pre-teens and early teens and reinforce for parents that they really shouldn't be having kids exposed to cancer-causing radiation.

  5. Erin Dymowski:

    I can say for sure it won't impact teens because that's not their social media platform, teens don't use Facebook, but I do think it could lead to more adults who act like teens to bully online. In an election year, this could get ugly fast.

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  • adolescentiItalian
  • pubescentemLatin
  • padsmitnieka gadi, divtūkstoš desmitie, pusaudža gadi, desmitie, tūkstoš deviņsimt desmitie, padsmitiLatvian
  • tonårenSwedish

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