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Syllabification: tent
Pronunciation: /tent
 
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noun

1A portable shelter made of cloth, supported by one or more poles and stretched tight by cords or loops attached to pegs driven into the ground.
Example sentences
  • Some of the families here stay inside the mosque, but the rest are camped out in tents that provide little shelter from the winter wind that blows across the university.
  • Behind them hundreds of canvas tents stretch into the flat spaces of the desert.
  • A hundred American soldiers pitched tents on the legation grounds to be ready for any contingency.
Synonyms
1.1 Medicine short for oxygen tent.

verb

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1 [with object] Cover with or as if with a tent: the garden had been completely tented over for supper
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  • The ground has also been used to tent unskilled labourers laying fiber optic cables.
  • They tented the body up but a lot of the blood, footprints in the blood and forensic evidence got washed away.
  • If you can't leave, get fresh air by tenting your head with a blanket at a slightly open window or break it with a chair.
1.1Arrange in a shape that looks like a tent: Tim tented his fingers
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  • Garrett turned back to Kiv, tenting his fingers, tilting his head slightly to one side.
  • Thomas laid down the pen and tented his fingers under his chin.
  • Then he rested his elbows on his desk, tenting his fingers.
1.2 (as adjective tented) Composed of or provided with tents: they were living in large tented camps
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  • The venue will be part of a small tented complex including toilets and kiosks for sweets and refreshments.
  • This is obvious from the enormous crowds that have descended on this tented village for the opening day.
  • A colourful tented camp spread under these sylvan giants and virtually every tent was occupied.
2 [no object] (Especially of traveling circus people) live in a tent.
Example sentences
  • These cannot be dismissed unless the university will allow me to tent and maintain a garden in the Quad.
  • It is our first night of camping, and I am tenting with Dolly, Patricia, and Joanne.
  • But can they be the decisive factor when comparing summer tenting in the rocks of the Rockies to the rocks of Ontario's Canadian Shield?

Origin

Middle English: from Old French tente, based on Latin tent- 'stretched', from the verb tendere. The verb dates from the mid 16th century.

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noun

[mass noun]
A deep red sweet wine chiefly from Spain, used especially as sacramental wine.

Origin

late Middle English: from Spanish tinto 'deep-coloured', from Latin tinctus 'dyed, stained', from the verb tingere.

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noun

Surgery
A piece of absorbent material inserted into an opening to keep it open, or especially to widen it gradually as the material absorbs moisture.

Origin

late Middle English (also denoting a surgical probe): from Old French tente, from tenter 'to probe', from Latin temptare 'handle, test, try'.

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