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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

My earliest memory from childhood is of fishing with my father. And I remember vividly we were in a store, and we were buying a pup tent to go on our first camping trip.
David Suzuki

You don't want to pitch a tent and live inside the Louvre. You want to check it out, appreciate it, and move somewhere else.
John Oates

I had a birthday one night on a farm we were shooting on. I walked into the tent, and there were 150 people waiting for me, all wearing masks of my face.
Stephen Hopkins

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
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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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