Tent meaning

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To supply with or put up in tents.
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To keep (a wound or orifice) open with such a plug.
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A small cylindrical plug of lint or gauze used to keep open or probe a wound or an orifice.
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To pay heed to.
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To attend; wait on.
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A portable shelter consisting of canvas, skins, etc. stretched over poles and attached to stakes.
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Anything suggestive of a tent, as an oxygen tent.
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Of or like a tent.
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To live in a tent; encamp.
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To lodge in tents.
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To cover with or as if with a tent.
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(med.) A plug of gauze, lint, etc. placed into an opening or wound to dilate it or keep it open.
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To insert such a plug in.
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A small cylindrical plug of lint or gauze used to keep open or probe a wound or an orifice.
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To keep a wound or orifice open with such a plug.
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A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of skins, canvas, or some strong cloth, stretched and sustained by poles, used for sheltering persons from the weather.
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(intransitive) To go camping.

We'll be tented at the campground this weekend.

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(cooking) To prop up aluminum foil in an inverted "V" (reminiscent of a pop-up tent) over food to reduce splatter, before putting it in the oven.
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(intransitive) To form into a tent-like shape.

The sheet tented over his midsection.

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(archaic, UK, Scotland, dialect) To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder.

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(archaic, UK, Scotland, dialect) Attention; regard, care.

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(archaic) Intention; design.

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(medicine) A roll of lint or linen, or a conical or cylindrical piece of sponge or other absorbent, used chiefly to dilate a natural canal, to keep open the orifice of a wound, or to absorb discharges.
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(medicine) A probe for searching a wound.
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(medicine, sometimes figuratively) To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent.

To tent a wound.

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(archaic) A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; called also tent wine, and tinta.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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(in bibliographies) Abbreviation of tentative.
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The definition of a tent is a portable shelter made of canvas or other material that is stretched over poles and held up by stakes, or a plug of gauze placed in an open wound to keep it open.

An example of a tent is what campers sleep in.

An example of a tent is a gauze plug placed in a bullet wound on the battlefield.

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Tent means a shelter made of canvas or fabric that gets stretched over poles and attached to stakes.

An example of tent used as an adjective is the phrase "tent structure," which means a structure that resembles such a shelter.

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Tent is defined as to lodge, live in or cover with canvas structures with metal poles and stakes for structure and support.

An example of tent is to camp out for a week.

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A portable shelter made of fabric or other material stretched over a supporting framework of poles and usually stabilized or secured to the ground with cords and stakes.
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Something resembling such a portable shelter in construction or outline.
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To camp in a tent.
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To form a tent over.
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(archaic) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
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Origin of tent

  • Middle English tenten from tent attention short for attent from Old French attente from Vulgar Latin attendita from feminine past participle of Latin attendere to wait on attend

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French tente from Vulgar Latin tendita from feminine past participle of Latin tendere to stretch out ten- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English tente from Old French from tenter to probe from Latin tentāre to feel, try tentative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English tente, from Old French tente, from Latin tenta (“tent"), feminine of tentus, ptp. of tendere (“to stretch, extend"). Displaced native Middle English tild, tilt (“tent, tilt"), from Old English teld (“tent").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English tent (“attention"), aphetic variation of attent (“attention"), from Old French atente (“attention, intention"), from Latin attenta, feminine of attentus, past participle of attendere (“to attend").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English tente (“a probe"), from Middle French tente, deverbal of tenter, from Latin tentāre (“to probe, test"), alteration of temptāre (“to test, probe, tempt").

    From Wiktionary

  • Spanish tinto (“deep-colored"), from Latin tinctus, past participle of tingo (“to dye"). More at tinge, tint, tinto.

    From Wiktionary