- forming adjectives that has, shows, or does: insistent
- forming nouns a person or thing that: superintendent, solvent
Origin of -entfrom Old French -ent, Classical Latin -ens (gen. -entis), stem ending of certain present participles
- a. Performing, promoting, or causing a specified action: absorbent.b. Being in a specified state or condition: bivalent.
- One that performs, promotes, or causes a specified action: referent.
Origin of -entMiddle English from Old French from Latin -ēns -ent- present participle suff
(plural ents) (feminine entwife)
- (fantasy) A fictional large talking tree.
Coined by J. R. R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings, 1954–55, from Old English ent (“giant”), from Proto-Germanic *antiz.
(third-person singular simple present ents, present participle enting, simple past and past participle ented)
- (dialect, UK, Devon) To empty or pour.
Possibly from empty, through assimilation of the "m" to the following "t"
- (medicine) ear, nose and throat