noun \ˈtent\

: 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

:  a collapsible shelter of fabric (as nylon or canvas) stretched and sustained by poles and used for camping outdoors or as a temporary building
:  dwelling
a :  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 administered
b :  the web of a tent caterpillar
tent·less \ˈtent-ləs\ adjective
tent·like \-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



Definition of TENT

intransitive verb
:  to reside for the time being :  lodge
:  to live in a tent
transitive verb
:  to cover with or as if with a tent
:  to lodge in tents

First Known Use of TENT

circa 1608


transitive verb

Definition of TENT

chiefly Scottish
:  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


noun \ˈtent\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TENT

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


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