Definitions of tent

  1. 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"
  2. Intention; design.
  3. Attention; regard, care.
  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. 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.
  7. A probe for searching a wound.
  8. The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
  9. To lodge as a tent; to tabernacle.
  10. 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.
  11. A shelter usually made of canvas, supported by poles and ropes.
  12. To camp out; pitch a tent.
  13. To cover with, or as with, a tent.
  14. 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.
  15. To probe: to keep open with a tent.
  16. A portable lodge of canvas; roll of lint to dilate a wound.
  17. To cover with tents; probe.
  18. To cover with or as with a tent; camp out.
  19. A shelter of canvas or the like, supported by poles, and fastened by cords to pegs in the ground.
  20. To keep open with a tent; also, to probe.
  21. A small roll, as of lint, to keep a wound, etc., open.
  22. A pavilion or portable lodge, consisting generally of canvas, stretched and sustained by poles.
  23. A roll of lint or linen, used to dilate an opening in the flesh.
  24. A kind of Spanish wine of a deep- red colour.
  25. To lodge, as in a tent.
  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.
  28. To search a wound; to keep it open with a tent.

Usage examples for tent

  1. As I was led nearer I perceived that the front of the tent was wide open. – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  2. He shook hands with Willis and went into his tent. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  3. She entered the tent, and not long later he entered, also, or thought to do so. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  4. As soon as you can strike the tent, we'll get a move on. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  5. Virginia whispered from her bed across the tent. – Virginia of Elk Creek Valley by Mary Ellen Chase
  6. Then he went to his own tent to seek rest. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  7. You know you are not supposed to go in the other dressing tent. – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Mississippi-or-Afloat-with-the-Big-Show-on-the-Big-River by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  8. Brooke sat down again, and making no answer, looked away from her, for though he would greatly have preferred it he scarcely felt capable of reaching his tent. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  9. The horses also lay dead side by side in front of the tent. – Myths and Legends of the Sioux by Marie L. McLaughlin
  10. We'll make a tent. – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  11. " Maybe it was his tent we saw back there a ways," said Sarah. – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  12. A man entered the tent. – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
  13. In the great tent, it was he who led. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  14. Then he turned his attention to the little tent set up near by between two trees. – The Free Range by Francis William Sullivan
  15. Told me to do what I liked with that tent. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  16. This can be done in ten minutes and makes a shelter- tent that will turn a heavy rain for hours. – Woodcraft by George W. Sears
  17. We found them, sure enough, and had them ashore with us, in the tent, down to the moment when we sailed. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  18. Mr. Lang, will you carry her to her tent? – Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert by Jessie Graham Flower