Tent

8 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tent \Tent\, noun [Sp. tinto, properly, deep-colored, fr. L. tinctus, p. p. of tingere to dye. See {Tinge}, and cf. {Tint}, {Tinto}.] A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; -- called also {tent wine}, and {tinta}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tent \Tent\, noun [Cf. {Attent}, noun]

1. Attention; regard, care. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Lydgate.

2. Intention; design. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tent \Tent\, verb (used with an object) To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Halliwell.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tent \Tent\, verb (used with an object) [OF. tenter. See {Tempt}.] To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent; as, to tent a wound. Used also figuratively.

I'll tent him to the quick. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tent \Tent\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Tented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tenting}.] To lodge as a tent; to tabernacle. --Shak.

We 're tenting to-night on the old camp ground. --W. Kittredge.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tent \Tent\, noun [F. tente. See {Tent} to probe.] (Surg.) (a) 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. (b) A probe for searching a wound.

The tent that searches To the bottom of the worst. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tent \Tent\, noun [OE. tente, F. tente, LL. tenta, fr. L. tendere, tentum, to stretch. See {Tend} to move, and cf. {Tent} a roll of lint.]

1. 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, especially soldiers in camp.

Within his tent, large as is a barn. --Chaucer.

2. (Her.) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.

{Tent bed}, a high-post bedstead curtained with a tentlike canopy.

{Tent caterpillar} (Zool.), any one of several species of gregarious caterpillars which construct on trees large silken webs into which they retreat when at rest. Some of the species are very destructive to fruit trees. The most common American species is the larva of a bombycid moth ({Clisiocampa Americana}). Called also {lackery caterpillar}, and {webworm}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tent

noun

1: a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs); "he pitched his tent near the creek" [syn: {tent}, {collapsible shelter}]

2: a web that resembles a tent or carpet

verb

1: live in or as if in a tent; "Can we go camping again this summer?"; "The circus tented near the town"; "The houseguests had to camp in the living room" [syn: {camp}, {encamp}, {camp out}, {bivouac}, {tent}]


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