Definitions of tent

  1. To lodge, as in a tent.
  2. To keep open with a tent; also, to probe.
  3. To cover with or as with a tent; camp out.
  4. To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder.
  5. To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent; as, to tent a wound. Used also figuratively.
  6. To cover with, or as with, a tent.
  7. To probe: to keep open with a tent.
  8. To cover with tents; probe.
  9. To lodge as a tent; to tabernacle.
  10. To camp out; pitch a tent.
  11. live in or as if in a tent; " Can we go camping again this summer?"; " The circus tented near the town"; " The houseguests had to camp in the living room"
  12. To search a wound; to keep it open with a tent.
  13. Attention; regard, care.
  14. 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.
  15. A probe for searching a wound.
  16. The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
  17. 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.
  18. A shelter usually made of canvas, supported by poles and ropes.
  19. A portable lodge or shelter, gen. of canvas stretched on poles: a plug or roll of lint used to dilate a wound or opening in the flesh.
  20. A portable lodge of canvas; roll of lint to dilate a wound.
  21. A shelter of canvas or the like, supported by poles, and fastened by cords to pegs in the ground.
  22. A small roll, as of lint, to keep a wound, etc., open.
  23. A pavilion or portable lodge, consisting generally of canvas, stretched and sustained by poles.
  24. A roll of lint or linen, used to dilate an opening in the flesh.
  25. A kind of Spanish wine of a deep- red colour.
  26. A movable house or place of shelter formed by canvas stretched and sustained by poles, or upon a light timber frame.
  27. In surg., a plug of lint used to dilate or keep open a wound.