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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

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

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

I have long said there are three distinct groups under the GOP's tent: theological warriors, who want to impose their social views on the rest of society; Tea Party zealots, who say with a straight face that they want the government to get out of their Medicare; and remnants of the pro-business moderates.
Eliot Spitzer

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

When I was a kid, I worked in the circus. It was a touring circus that was owned by a man named Terrell Jacobs. It was just one big tent, and he was a lion tamer. He didn't have any kids, but the bit was that I would dress up as his son in an identical outfit.
Christopher Walken
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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
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