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tent

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noun \ˈtent\

Simple Definition of tent

  • : a portable shelter that is used outdoors, is made of cloth (such as canvas or nylon), and is held up with poles and ropes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tent

  1. 1 :  a collapsible shelter of fabric (as nylon or canvas) stretched and sustained by poles and used for camping outdoors or as a temporary building

  2. 2 :  dwelling

  3. 3a :  something that resembles a tent or that serves as a shelter; especially :  a canopy or enclosure placed over the head and shoulders to retain vapors or oxygen being medically administeredb :  the web of a tent caterpillar

tentless play \ˈtent-ləs\ adjective
tentlike play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of tent in a sentence

  1. <a huge tent was erected for the outdoor wedding reception>



Origin of tent

Middle English tente, from Anglo-French, from Latin tenta, feminine of tentus, past participle of tendere to stretch — more at thin


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with tent


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tent

verb

Definition of tent

  • intransitive verb
    1. 1 :  to reside for the time being :  lodge

    2. 2 :  to live in a tent

    3. transitive verb
    4. 1 :  to cover with or as if with a tent

    5. 2 :  to lodge in tents



    Circa 1608

    First Known Use of tent

    circa 1608


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    tent

    transitive verb

    Definition of tent

    chiefly Scottish

    1. :  to attend to



    Origin of tent

    Middle English, from tent attention, short for attent, from Anglo-French atente, from atendre to attend


    First Known Use: 14th century



    TENT Defined for Kids

    tent

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    noun \ˈtent\

    Definition of tent for Students

    1. :  a portable shelter (as of canvas) stretched and supported by poles



    Word Root of tent

    The Latin word tendere, meaning to “stretch” or “to spread,” and its form tentus give us the roots tend, tent, and tens. Words from the Latin tendere have something to do with stretching or spreading. A tent is a temporary shelter made from stretched out fabric. To distend is to stretch outward and swell in all directions. To extend is to stretch out. A tendon is a cord that connects a muscle to another muscle or to a bone and that stretches allowing a joint to bend. Something tense is stretched tight.


    Medical Dictionary

    tent

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    noun \ˈtent\

    Medical Definition of tent

    1. :  a canopy or enclosure placed over the head and shoulders to retain vapors or oxygen during medical administration





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