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TENT, n. [L. tentorium, from tendo, to stretch.]

1. A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of canvas or other coarse cloth, stretched and sustained by poles; used for sheltering persons from the weather, particularly soldiers in camp. The wandering Arabs and Tartars lodge in tents. The Israelites lodged in tents forty years, while they were in the desert.

2. In surgery, a roll of lint or linen, used to dilate an opening in the flesh, or to prevent the healing of an opening from which matter or other fluid is discharged.

TENT, n. [L. tinctus.] A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain.

TENT, v.i. To lodge as in a tent; to tabernacle.

TENT, v.t. To probe; to search as with a tent; as, to tent a wound.

I'll tent him to the quick.

1. To keep open with a tent.



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TENT, n. [L. tentorium, from tendo, to stretch.]

1. A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of canvas or other coarse cloth, stretched and sustained by poles; used for sheltering persons from the weather, particularly soldiers in camp. The wandering Arabs and Tartars lodge in tents. The Israelites lodged in tents forty years, while they were in the desert.

2. In surgery, a roll of lint or linen, used to dilate an opening in the flesh, or to prevent the healing of an opening from which matter or other fluid is discharged.

TENT, n. [L. tinctus.] A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain.

TENT, v.i. To lodge as in a tent; to tabernacle.

TENT, v.t. To probe; to search as with a tent; as, to tent a wound.

I'll tent him to the quick.

1. To keep open with a tent.

TENT, n.1 [W. tent, from ten, tyn, stretched; Fr. tente; Sp. tienda; L. tentorium, from tendo, to stretch.]

  1. A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of canvas or other coarse cloth, stretched and sustained by poles; used for sheltering persons from the weather, particularly soldiers in camp. The wandering Arabs and Tartars lodge in tents. The Israelites lodged in tents forty years, while they were in the desert.
  2. In surgery, a roll of lint or linen, used to dilate an opening in the flesh, or to prevent the healing of an opening from which matter or other fluid is discharged. Cyc.

TENT, n.2 [Sp. tinto, deep colored, from L. tinctus.]

A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain.


TENT, v.i.

To lodge as in a tent; to tabernacle. Shak.


TENT, v.t.

  1. To probe; to search as with a tent; as, to tent a wound. I'll tent him to the quick. Shak.
  2. To keep open with a tent. Wiseman.

Tent
  1. A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; -- called also tent wine, and tinta.
  2. Attention; regard, care.

    [Obs. or Prov. Eng. *** Scot.] Lydgate.
  3. To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder.

    [Prov. Eng. *** Scot.] Halliwell.
  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

  7. To lodge as a tent] to tabernacle.

    Shak.

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

  8. Intention] design.

    [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
  9. The representation of a tent used as a bearing.

    Tent bed, a high-post bedstead curtained with a tentlike canopy. -- Tent caterpillar (Zoöl.), 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.

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Tent

TENT, noun [Latin tentorium, from tendo, to stretch.]

1. A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of canvas or other coarse cloth, stretched and sustained by poles; used for sheltering persons from the weather, particularly soldiers in camp. The wandering Arabs and Tartars lodge in tents. The Israelites lodged in tents forty years, while they were in the desert.

2. In surgery, a roll of lint or linen, used to dilate an opening in the flesh, or to prevent the healing of an opening from which matter or other fluid is discharged.

TENT, noun [Latin tinctus.] A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain.

TENT, verb intransitive To lodge as in a tent; to tabernacle.

TENT, verb transitive To probe; to search as with a tent; as, to tent a wound.

I'll tent him to the quick.

1. To keep open with a tent

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