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.
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- At night there is not a man of them who will not walk a quarter of a mile through the woods rather than pass between our occupied tent and the camp fire. - "The New North", Agnes Deans Cameron.
- When he got to where the tent stood he entered, only to find it empty. - "Myths and Legends of the Sioux", Marie L. McLaughlin.
- " I come to your tent, brother," she said with very bright eyes. - "Red Money", Fergus Hume.