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 In tented stalls, African craftspeople aggressively hawked their wares, everything from African drums and T-shirts to lizardhead shoes and purses. Jacqueline Woodson, New York Times, "Jacqueline Woodson on Africa, America and Slavery’s Fierce Undertow," 9 Dec. 2019 The tented block party will be held on Tuttle Road. cleveland, "Fostering HOPS event Oct. 22 at Shaker’s Van Aken District to benefit children in foster care," 15 Oct. 2019 Here goes: In 1999, Klain was at the Cannes Film Festival—her then-husband worked at Miramax—waiting on the buffet line at a tented luncheon on the beach. The New Yorker, "Found! A Lost TV Version of “Wuthering Heights”," 6 Dec. 2019 Kagan, who sits between Alito and Kavanaugh, likes to bend forward, sometimes balancing her chin on tented forearms. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, "Is the Supreme Court’s Fate in Elena Kagan’s Hands?," 11 Nov. 2019 Our bedroom, one of seven tented cabins connected by swinging bridges, clung to the bank above the high-water mark. Anne Z. Cooke, chicagotribune.com, "Wide-eyed in southern Africa: Sixteen days, five game-lodge destinations and none of them alike," 10 Oct. 2019 Perhaps later on, reporters might be allowed to request access to the tented courts and those requests would likely be considered on a case-by-case basis. John C Moritz Austin Bureau Usa Today Network, USA TODAY, "Tent courts set up in Texas for immigration hearings closed to media," 11 Sep. 2019 Just past the home's marked gate, a white-tented pop-up bar proved a popular first stop for arriving guests. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "VIP view: Inside the French consul general's Bastille Day cocktail party in River Oaks," 16 July 2019 The unnamed Labor Day storm killed about 500 people, including 259 World War I veterans who were mostly employed as construction workers building the Overseas Highway and living in tented government camps. Patricia Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, "Officials urge extreme caution as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, its path unclear," 1 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of tented

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Dec 2019

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“Tented.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tented. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tented

: made up of or filled with tents
: having a peak like a tent : shaped like the inside of a tent

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