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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb tent:


Tent is sometimes a misspelling of tenth.

The word tent is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun tent

What does tent mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tents

  1. a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs)
  2. a web that resembles a tent or carpet
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic word: web = an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving

Alternative definition of the noun tent


  1. 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.
  2. [archaic] The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
  3. [archaic] Attention; regard, care.
  4. [archaic] Intention; design.
  5. [medicine] 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.
  6. [medicine] A probe for searching a wound.
  7. [archaic] A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; called also tent wine, and tinta.

Specialised definition of the noun tent

Glossary of sports

a canvas shelter held up by poles and attached to the ground with pegs and ropes (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb tent

What does tent mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: tented | tenting | tents

  1. live in or as if in a tent

Alternative definition of the verb tent


  1. [intransitive] To go camping.
  2. [cooking] To prop up aluminum foil in an inverted "V" (reminiscent of a pop-up tent) over food to reduce splatter, before putting it in the oven.
  3. [intransitive] To form into a tent-like shape.
  4. [archaic] To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder.
  5. [medicine] To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent; as, to tent a wound. Used also figuratively.


Who is Tent?

Tent a.k.a. Jesbodin Pholdee is the son of Jesdaporn Pholdee.


Tent is a musical group.

  • albums: "Do Something", "The Data Transfer Problem", "Excuso"
  • official website:


  1. "Tent" is an album by The Nits. It was released in 1979 by Columbia Records.
    • genre: New Wave
    • released in (37 years ago)
  2. "Tent" is a composition.


  1. Tent is a protocol for open, decentralized social networking. Tent users share content with apps and each other. Anyone can run a Tent server, or write an app or alternative server implementation that uses the Tent protocol. Users can take their content and relationships with them when they change or move servers. Tent supports extensible data types so developers can create new kinds of interaction. Tent is inspired by Project Xanadu.
  2. Tent a.k.a. Ger: This where Mongolians live.

Phrases with Tent

Phrases starting with the word Tent:

  1. tent peg
  2. tent-fly
  3. tent flap
  4. Tent Wine
  5. Tent-Maker

Phrases ending with the word Tent:

  1. to tent
  2. Big tent
  3. fly tent
  4. pop tent
  5. pup tent
  6. Beer Tent
  7. bell tent
  8. Mess Tent
  9. pack tent
  10. wall tent
  11. field tent
  12. canvas tent
  13. circus tent
  14. Oxygen tent
  15. sibley tent

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tent

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The tent is the invention of L. Herzog, in Bremen. The most essential part of the whole tent is the box necessary for the transport of apparatus and chemicals. The box is opened and four strong wooden legs are attached; on the top a folding ...

Google previewThe American Language (1936)

An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the United States by Henry Louis Mencken

a fortune-teller's tent is a mit-joint, a photograph-gallery is a mug-joint, cheap prizes are slum or crap, a snake-eater or...

is a pad-room, that for clowns is Clown Alley, posters are paper, bouncers are pretty boys, the big tent is the rag, the ...

Google previewA History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part 22 (2007)

The Mishnaic System of Uncleanness: Its Context and History by Jacob Neusner

A tent is a handbreadth in height, breadth, and width, a measure taken for granted by the Houses. A primary aspect of the standard measurement concerns the ingress or egress of uncleanness. Corpse-uncleanness is conceived as a kind of ...

Google previewThe Average Hiker's Above-Average Guide to Backpacking (2014)

by Chris Goode

The 2person tent is a common choice even for single users because it provides the added flexibility to share when needed,

Standard 1Person Single Wall 4Season Tent is the most common choice for mountaineers seeking a 1person tent ...

Google previewSports Medicine (2011)

Study Guide and Review for Boards by Jonathan T. Finnoff, DO, Mark A. Harrast, MD

Finish line: The finish line medical tent is the site where most medical care is rendered. It is also most often the...

Equipment: A 10' × 10' pop up tent is a very practical way to create an aid station on the course ...

Google previewInsight Guides: Peru (2015)

by Insight Guides

The beer tent is the favorite haunt of the motley brass band that adds an increasingly outoftune touch to the town's festivities. Sometimes it seems that the beer tent is the favorite stop for most of the other villagers, too. For that reason, the later ...

Google preview"How Goodly are Thy Tents" (2004)

Summer Camps as Jewish Socializing Experiences by Leonard Saxe

The tent is an apt image for our study of summer camps. It is an ancient structure, perhaps the oldest human architecture. The first...

The tent is a simple, primitive structure. Comprised of poles and a covering, its construction requires none of ...

Google previewPearls of Wisdom, 1973 (1973)

On the Path of the Ascension by Elizabeth Clare Prophet

The tent is the focus of the Threefold Flame, the three focal points being spiritually interpreted as the threefold habitation of power, wisdom, and love — of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — that is the gift of Life to every man and every woman.

Google previewEtymologicon magnum, or Universal etymological dictionary, on a new plan [By W. Whiter]. (1800)

by Walter Whiter

A tent, booth, Cub, the enclosure, the young animal is called that possesses it ; and the Kebban. (Ar.) A tent. Booby that resembles the animal; though it is applied peculiarly to the Sepenj. (Pers.) An lim. offspring of the Fox. It is extremely ...

Google previewEnglish / Kleer English Dictionary

by Robin Randall


Google previewTheological Dictionary of the Old Testament (1996)

by G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren, Heinz-Josef Fabry

the tent of meeting (Ex. 33:11). Neither the ark nor Moses ...

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Quotes about Tent

It's better to have a thousand enemies outside of the tent than one inside the tent.
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Scrabble value of T1E1N1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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