tent

  • 1 tent — tent1 [tent] n. [ME < OFr tente < L tenta, fem. pp. of tentus, alt. pp. of tendere, to stretch: see THIN] 1. a portable shelter consisting of canvas, skins, etc. stretched over poles and attached to stakes 2. anything suggestive of a tent,… …

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  • 2 Tent — Tent, n. [OE. tente, F. tente, LL. tenta, fr. L. tendere, tentum, to stretch. See {Tend} to move, and cf. {Tent} a roll of lint.] 1. A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of skins, canvas, or some strong cloth, stretched and sustained by poles …

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  • 3 Tent — Tent, v. t. [OF. tenter. See {Tempt}.] To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent; as, to tent a wound. Used also figuratively. [1913 Webster] I ll tent him to the quick. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 Tent — (1979) Album par The Nits Sortie 1979 Enregistrement Juin 1979–Octobre 1979 à Artisound, Amsterdam à Relight, Hilvarenbeek Genre New wave Produc …

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  • 5 tent — [tent] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: tente, from Latin tenta, from the past participle of tendere; TEND] a shelter consisting of a sheet of cloth supported by poles and ropes, used especially for camping ▪ We looked for a flat spot… …

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  • 6 Tent — Tent, n. [F. tente. See {Tent} to probe.] (Surg.) (a) A roll of lint or linen, or a conical or cylindrical piece of sponge or other absorbent, used chiefly to dilate a natural canal, to keep open the orifice of a wound, or to absorb discharges.… …

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  • 7 tent — c.1300, portable shelter of skins or cloths stretched over poles, from O.Fr. tente (12c.), from M.L. tenta a tent, noun use of fem. sing. of L. tentus stretched, variant pp. of tendere to stretch (see TENET (Cf. tenet)). The notion is of… …

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  • 8 Tent — Tent, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tenting}.] To lodge as a tent; to tabernacle. Shak. [1913 Webster] We re tenting to night on the old camp ground. W. Kittredge. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 Tent — Tent, n. [Sp. tinto, properly, deep colored, fr. L. tinctus, p. p. of tingere to dye. See {Tinge}, and cf. {Tint}, {Tinto}.] A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; called also {tent wine}, and {tinta}. [1913… …

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  • 10 tent — [ tent ] noun count ** a shelter made of cloth and supported with poles and ropes tent camp/city a place where a lot of people live in tents because they lost their homes due to war or other bad events …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 tent|y — «TEHN tee», adjective, tent|i|er, tent|i|est. Scottish. watchful; observant …

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  • 12 Tent — Tent, n. [Cf. {Attent}, n.] 1. Attention; regard, care. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Lydgate. [1913 Webster] 2. Intention; design. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 Tent — Tent, v. t. To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 tent — n. temporary cloth shelter v. lodge in a tent, camp out …

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  • 15 tent — ► NOUN ▪ a portable shelter made of cloth, supported by one or more poles and stretched tight by cords attached to pegs driven into the ground. ► VERB 1) cover with or as if with a tent. 2) (tented) composed of or provided with tents. ORIGIN Old… …

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  • 16 tent — [tent] noun [C] a structure made of cloth and supported with poles and ropes. You sleep in it when you are camping …

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  • 17 tent — [n] portable canvas shelter big top*, canvas, pavilion, tabernacle, tepee, tupik, wigwam, yurt; concepts 515,712 …

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  • 18 tent|ed — «TEHN tihd», adjective. covered with tents: »A tented camp was set up, with facilities for journalists, photographers, and publicity agents (Punch) …

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  • 19 Tent — For the tetanus neurotoxin (TeNT), see Tetanospasmin. A modern two person, lightweight hiking dome tent; it is tied to rocks as there is nowhere to drive stakes on this rock shelf A tent is a shelter consisting of sheets of fabric or other… …

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  • 20 tent — an·nec·tent; ap·pe·tent; ar·mip·o·tent; bel·lip·o·tent; com·pe·tent·ly; con·fi·tent; con·tent·ed; con·tent·ed·ness; con·tent·ment; de·tent; ex·tent; im·po·tent·ly; im·po·tent·ness; in·ad·ver·tent; in·sis·tent·ly; in·tent·ly; in·tent·ness;… …

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