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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

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

tent·less play \ˈtent-ləs\ adjective
tent·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of tent

  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


    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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