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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.]
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