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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
To camp in a tent.
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.]
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.]
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.]
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
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]
(Medicine) a plug of soft material for insertion into a bodily canal, etc, to dilate it or maintain its patency
(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]
(Brewing) obsolete a red table wine from Alicante, Spain
[C16: from Spanish tinto dark-coloured; see tint]
1. to pay attention to; take notice of
2. to attend to
[C14: from attent attend and intent]
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.
3. tent dress.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]
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]
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.
Past participle: tented
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|Noun||1.||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"|
bell tent - a bell-shaped tent
cabana - a small tent used as a dressing room beside the sea or a swimming pool
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
pop tent - a small tent that is easy to carry and quick to set up
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
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"
|Verb||1.||tent - 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"|
tent[ˈtɛnt] n → tente f
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 خَيْمَه палатка tenda stan das Zelt telt σκηνή, αντίσκηνοtienda telk چادر teltta tenteאוהל तम्बू šator sátor tenda tjald tenda テント 텐트 palapinė telts khemah tentteltnamiot tenda cort палатка stan šotor šator tält เต็นท์ çadır 帳篷 намет خيمہ lều 帐篷
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n. tienda, cámara esp. para cubrir un espacio en el cual se incluye al paciente;
oxygen ___ → ___ o cámara de oxígeno.