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Definition of 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. 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.
  3. A probe for searching a wound.
  4. 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.
  5. Attention; regard, care.
  6. Intention; design.
  7. The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
  8. To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder.
  9. To lodge as a tent; to tabernacle.
  10. To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent; as, to tent a wound. Used also figuratively.


fly, pup tent, canopy, camp, circus tent, lean-to tent, awning, round top, canoe tent, encamp, camp down, kibitka, big top, booth, camp out, top, fly tent, collapsible shelter, pavilion, tarpaulin, khirghiz tent, tepee, marquee, A-frame tent, covering, canvas, wigwam, yurt, tambu, rag, bivouac.

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