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tent 1

 (tĕnt)
n.
1. 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.
2. Something resembling such a portable shelter in construction or outline: "her hair a dark tent, her face a thin triangle" (Anne Tyler).
v. tent·ed, tent·ing, tents
v.intr.
To camp in a tent.
v.tr.
1. To form a tent over.
2. To supply with or put up in tents.

[Middle English, from Old French tente, from Vulgar Latin *tendita, from feminine past participle of Latin tendere, to stretch out; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

tent 2

 (tĕnt)
n.
A small cylindrical plug of lint or gauze used to keep open or probe a wound or an orifice.
tr.v. tent·ed, tent·ing, tents
To keep (a wound or orifice) open with such a plug.

[Middle English tente, from Old French, from tenter, to probe, from Latin tentāre, to feel, try; see tentative.]

tent 3

 (tĕnt)
tr.v. tent·ed, tent·ing, tents Scots
1. To pay heed to.
2. To attend; wait on.

[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; see attend.]

tent

(tɛnt)
n
1.
a. a portable shelter of canvas, plastic, or other waterproof material supported on poles and fastened to the ground by pegs and ropes
b. (as modifier): tent peg.
2. something resembling this in function or shape
vb
3. (intr) to camp in a tent
4. (tr) to cover with or as if with a tent or tents
5. (tr) to provide with a tent as shelter
[C13: from Old French tente, from Latin tentōrium something stretched out, from tendere to stretch]
ˈtented adj
ˈtentless adj
ˈtentˌlike adj

tent

(tɛnt) med
n
(Medicine) a plug of soft material for insertion into a bodily canal, etc, to dilate it or maintain its patency
vb
(Medicine) (tr) to insert such a plug into (a bodily canal, etc)
[C14 (in the sense: a probe): from Old French tente (noun), ultimately from Latin temptāre to try; see tempt]

tent

(tɛnt)
n
(Brewing) obsolete a red table wine from Alicante, Spain
[C16: from Spanish tinto dark-coloured; see tint]

tent

(tɛnt)
n
heed; attention
vb (tr)
1. to pay attention to; take notice of
2. to attend to
[C14: from attent attend and intent]
ˈtenter n

tent1

(tɛnt)

n.
1. a portable shelter or temporary structure of fabric or skins supported by poles and usu. secured by stakes in the ground.
2. something that resembles a tent.
v.t.
4. to provide with or lodge in tents.
v.i.
5. to live in a tent; encamp.
[1275–1325; Middle English tente < Old French < Latin tenta, feminine of tentus, past participle of tendere to extend, stretch; compare tentōrium tent]
tent′like`, adj.

tent2

(tɛnt)

v.t. Chiefly Scot.
to give or pay attention to; heed.
[1250–1300; Middle English, derivative of tent (n.) attention, aph. variant of attent < Old French atente attention, intention < Latin attenta, feminine of attentus, past participle of attendere to attend]

tent3

(tɛnt)

n.
1. a surgical probe.
2. a roll or pledget, usu. of soft absorbent material, as lint or gauze, for dilating an orifice, keeping a wound open, etc.
v.t.
3. to keep (a wound) open with a tent.
[1325–75; Middle English tente a probe < Middle French, n. derivative of tenter < Latin tentāre, variant of temptāre to probe, test. See tempt]

tent

- Comes from a Latin word for "stretch," as early tents were made from cloth or skins stretched on poles.
See also related terms for poles.

tent


Past participle: tented
Gerund: tenting

Imperative
tent
tent
Present
I tent
you tent
he/she/it tents
we tent
you tent
they tent
Preterite
I tented
you tented
he/she/it tented
we tented
you tented
they tented
Present Continuous
I am tenting
you are tenting
he/she/it is tenting
we are tenting
you are tenting
they are tenting
Present Perfect
I have tented
you have tented
he/she/it has tented
we have tented
you have tented
they have tented
Past Continuous
I was tenting
you were tenting
he/she/it was tenting
we were tenting
you were tenting
they were tenting
Past Perfect
I had tented
you had tented
he/she/it had tented
we had tented
you had tented
they had tented
Future
I will tent
you will tent
he/she/it will tent
we will tent
you will tent
they will tent
Future Perfect
I will have tented
you will have tented
he/she/it will have tented
we will have tented
you will have tented
they will have tented
Future Continuous
I will be tenting
you will be tenting
he/she/it will be tenting
we will be tenting
you will be tenting
they will be tenting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tenting
you have been tenting
he/she/it has been tenting
we have been tenting
you have been tenting
they have been tenting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tenting
you will have been tenting
he/she/it will have been tenting
we will have been tenting
you will have been tenting
they will have been tenting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tenting
you had been tenting
he/she/it had been tenting
we had been tenting
you had been tenting
they had been tenting
Conditional
I would tent
you would tent
he/she/it would tent
we would tent
you would tent
they would tent
Past Conditional
I would have tented
you would have tented
he/she/it would have tented
we would have tented
you would have tented
they would have tented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tent - a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs)tent - 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"
backpacking tent, pack tent - a tent that can be carried in a backpack
bell tent - a bell-shaped tent
cabana - a small tent used as a dressing room beside the sea or a swimming pool
canvas tent, canvass, canvas - a tent made of canvas fabric
cottage tent - a tent providing shelter for a family
fly tent - a tent with a fly front
guy cable, guy rope, guy wire, guy - a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something (especially a tent)
lean-to tent - tent that is attached to the side of a building
mountain tent - a lightweight tent with a floor; flaps close with a zipper
marquee, pavilion - large and often sumptuous tent
pop tent - a small tent that is easy to carry and quick to set up
praetorium, pretorium - the tent of an ancient Roman general
pup tent, shelter tent - a wedge-shaped tent; usually without a floor or windows
pyramidal tent - a large tent shaped like a pyramid; can hold half a dozen people
shelter - a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
teepee, tepee, tipi - a Native American tent; usually of conical shape
sealskin tent, tupek, tupik - tent that is an Eskimo summer dwelling
two-man tent - a tent designed for occupancy by two persons
umbrella tent - a small tent with a single supporting pole and radiating metal ribs
2.tent - a web that resembles a tent or carpet
web - an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving; "the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn"
Verb1.tent - live in or as if in a tenttent - 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"
inhabit, live, populate, dwell - inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods"
Translations
خَيْمَةخَيْمَه
stan
telt
tienda de campañacarpatiendatienda (de campaña)
telk
چادر
teltta
šator
sátor
tjald
テント幕屋
천막
tabernaculum
palapinė
telts
cort
stan
šotor
tält
เต็นท์
lều

tent

[tent]
A. Ntienda f de campaña, carpa f (LAm)
B. CPD tent peg N (Brit) → estaca f de tienda, estaquilla f
tent pole, tent stake Npalo m

tent

[ˈtɛnt] ntente f

tent

nZelt nt

tent

:
tent bed
nFeldbett nt
tent city
nZeltstadt f

tent

[tɛnt]
1. ntenda
2. adjda tenda

tent

(tent) noun
a movable shelter made of canvas or other material, supported by poles or a frame and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs. When we go on holiday, we usually sleep in a tent.

tent

خَيْمَة stan telt Zelt αντίσκηνο tienda de campaña teltta tente šator tenda テント 천막 tent telt namiot barraca, tenda палатка tält เต็นท์ çadır lều 帐篷

tent

n. tienda, cámara esp. para cubrir un espacio en el cual se incluye al paciente;
oxygen ______ o cámara de oxígeno.

tent

n tienda; oxygen — tienda de oxígeno