Meaning of tent

tent

Pronunciation: (tent), [key]
— n.
  1. a portable shelter of skins, canvas, plastic, or the like, supported by one or more poles or a frame and often secured by ropes fastened to pegs in the ground.
  2. something that resembles a tent.
  3. tent dress.
—v.t.
  1. to lodge in tents.
  2. to cover with or as if with a tent: In winter the tennis courts are tented inplastic.
—v.i.
  1. to live in a tent; encamp.

tent

Pronunciation: (tent), [key]
— v.t. Chiefly Scot.
  1. to give or pay attention to; heed.

tent

Pronunciation: (tent), [key]
— Surg. Surg.
—n.
  1. a probe.
  2. a roll or pledget, usually of soft absorbent material, as lint or gauze, for dilating an orifice, keeping a wound open, etc.
—v.t.
  1. to keep (a wound) open with a tent.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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