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. a portable shelter ( usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs); " he pitched his tent near the creek"
  3. Intention; design.
  4. Attention; regard, care.
  5. To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder.
  6. To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent; as, to tent a wound. Used also figuratively.
  7. 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.
  8. A probe for searching a wound.
  9. The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
  10. To lodge as a tent; to tabernacle.
  11. A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; - called also tent wine, and tinta.
  12. 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.
  13. A shelter usually made of canvas, supported by poles and ropes.
  14. To camp out; pitch a tent.
  15. To cover with, or as with, a tent.
  16. A cylinder of some material, usually an absorbent material ( such as laminaria, tupelo, or compressed sponge or absorbent cotton), introduced into a canal or sinus to maintain its patency or to dilate it.
  17. Roll of fabric or sponge for dilating canal of the body.
  18. 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.
  19. To probe: to keep open with a tent.
  20. A portable lodge of canvas; roll of lint to dilate a wound.
  21. To cover with tents; probe.
  22. To cover with or as with a tent; camp out.
  23. A shelter of canvas or the like, supported by poles, and fastened by cords to pegs in the ground.
  24. To keep open with a tent; also, to probe.
  25. A small roll, as of lint, to keep a wound, etc., open.
  26. A pavilion or portable lodge, consisting generally of canvas, stretched and sustained by poles.
  27. A roll of lint or linen, used to dilate an opening in the flesh.
  28. A kind of Spanish wine of a deep- red colour.
  29. To probe; to search, as with a tent; to keep open with a tent.
  30. To lodge, as in a tent.
  31. A movable house or place of shelter formed by canvas stretched and sustained by poles, or upon a light timber frame.
  32. In surg., a plug of lint used to dilate or keep open a wound.
  33. To search a wound; to keep it open with a tent.

Quotes of tent

  1. Make no mistake about it. These are not 'kookie' birds. Right now the greatest player, the big tent on the political scene in America, is called the Tea Party movement. – Dick Armey
  2. Our plants had now increased to 252: as they were all kept on shore at the tent I augmented the guard there, though from the general conduct of the natives there did not appear the least occasion for so much caution. – William Bligh
  3. When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive. – George W. Bush
  4. Anyone who has spent a few nights in a tent during a storm can tell you: The world doesn't care all that much if you live or die. – Anthony Doerr
  5. The Republican Party is a much bigger tent than people give it credit for. We have a lot of what I guess you all call moderate Republicans. – Rudy Giuliani
  6. We had every problems starting a big top could have. The tent fell down on the first day. We had problems getting people into the shows. It was only with the courage and arrogance of youth that we survived. – Guy Laliberte
  7. We were doing it under the most extraordinary circumstances, but the first out of the tent in the morning would be David Lean. He said to me on the very first day of shooting, Pete, this is the beginning of a great adventure. – Peter O'Toole
  8. He used to have a tent show, a little tent show, and I thought I was going to get a job working one year on the tent show, but he closed it down and I never got to go out there, but anyway, he had a sax and played drums. – Earl Scruggs
  9. Catholicism is a wide tent in terms of political and legal positions. We could have nine Catholics on the Supreme Court and a great deal of diversity toward the law. – Cass Sunstein
  10. And you know, we'd go to church. We were Baptists. And every now and then there'd be a tent would set up, and it was the Holiness folks. And we liked their music. – Mel Tillis
  11. The representation of the tabernacle arose out of the temple of Solomon as its root, in dependence on the sacred ark, for which there is early testimony, and which in the time of David, and also before it, was sheltered by a tent – Julius Wellhausen

Usage examples for tent

  1. The horses also lay dead side by side in front of the tent – Myths and Legends of the Sioux by Marie L. McLaughlin
  2. 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
  3. In the great tent it was he who led. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  4. As soon as you can strike the tent we'll get a move on. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  5. Told me to do what I liked with that tent – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  6. 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
  7. Then he went to his own tent to seek rest. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  8. They stopped running and peered cautiously around the tent – We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  9. 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
  10. " 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. She entered the tent and not long later he entered, also, or thought to do so. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  14. The two girls, Nelatha and Si'Wren, being naturally shy and industrious, counted themselves privileged to work together in the shelter of the spice tent – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  15. Then he turned his attention to the little tent set up near by between two trees. – The Free Range by Francis William Sullivan
  16. We'll make a tent – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  17. A man entered the tent – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
  18. He shook hands with Willis and went into his tent – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  19. Virginia whispered from her bed across the tent – Virginia of Elk Creek Valley by Mary Ellen Chase
  20. Mr. Lang, will you carry her to her tent – Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert by Jessie Graham Flower

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