biographical name
\ ˈkent How to pronounce Kent (audio) \

Definition of Kent

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Rockwell 1882–1971 American painter and illustrator


geographical name
\ ˈkent How to pronounce Kent (audio) \

Definition of Kent (Entry 2 of 2)

1 county of southeastern England bordering on the Strait of Dover; one of the kingdoms in the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy; capital Maidstone area 1493 square miles (3867 square kilometers), population 1,463,740
2 city on the Cuyahoga River east-northeast of Akron in northeastern Ohio population 28,904

Note: Kent State University which is located here was the site May 4, 1970 of the shooting deaths of four Vietnam War protesters by National Guard troops.

3 city in western Washington south of Seattle population 92,411

Other Words from Kent

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Kentish \ ˈken-​tish How to pronounce Kentish (audio) \ adjective

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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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