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Definition of Tent

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. Attention; regard, care.
  3. Intention; design.
  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. 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.
  9. The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
  10. To lodge as a tent; to tabernacle.

Tent Quotations

What is the American dream? The American dream is one big tent. One big tent. And on that big tent you have four basic promises: equal protection under the law, equal opportunity, equal access, and fair share.
Jesse Jackson

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

I'm really happy, but mostly relieved that for the first time in 48 days I don't have to get up tomorrow and drag my sled for nine hours in the snow and icy wind. Today was really hard. The closer I got to the Pole, the slower I went. My legs had had enough. But now I'm here and I've had some spaghetti bolognaise and I am sitting in a heated tent.
Lewis Clarke

I was not an attractive child. When I didn't use my Girl Scouts uniform as a uniform, I used it as a tent.
Joan Rivers

It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.
Dave Barry
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Tent Translations

tent in Afrikaans is tent
tent in Dutch is tent, huif, kampeertent
tent in Finnish is teltta
tent in French is tente
tent in German is Zelt
tent in Norwegian is telt
tent in Portuguese is barraca