tent·​ed | \ ˈten-təd How to pronounce tented (audio) \

Definition of tented

1 : covered with a tent or tents tented camps
2 : shaped like a tent

Examples of tented in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Duffy’s Irish Pub: The tented and heated patio at Duffy’s kept serving the bar’s award-winning wings throughout football season, offering some sense of normalcy as customers watched games on two large TVs. Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2021 Captain's Quarters is accepting reservations under the tented area outside on a case by case, day by day basis, due to weather and social distancing guidelines. Louisville Courier Journal, 21 May 2020 At the entrance, visitors will go to a tented area where nurses will take their temperature. Curtis Tate, USA TODAY, 13 May 2020 Security people in masks immediately hand each person a mask, then staff members perform an initial screening, which is outside in a tented triage area during busy daytime hours. Sam Whiting, SFChronicle.com, 23 Apr. 2020 Now the view is of the tented field hospital run by Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical organization led by Franklin Graham. Elizabeth Barber, The New Yorker, 14 Apr. 2020 Patients at the tented test sites stay in their cars when getting tested, protecting them and others from the prospect of infection. The Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, 20 Mar. 2020 Guests stay in large tented bedrooms with fireplaces and en-suite bathrooms, and all-inclusive bookings include all on-property meals and drinks. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 13 Feb. 2020 The risk is especially acute in informal tented settlements and refugee camps. Adam Rasmi, Quartz, 25 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of tented

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tented. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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