• Dining-tent, handy racks, and log bedstead
    Dining-tent, handy racks, and log bedstead
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tent live in or as if in a tent "Can we go camping again this summer?","The circus tented near the town","The houseguests had to camp in the living room"
    • n tent a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs) "he pitched his tent near the creek"
    • n tent a web that resembles a tent or carpet
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The bough-bed, the cook-fire, and the wall-tent The bough-bed, the cook-fire, and the wall-tent
The forest tent-caterpillar moth The forest tent-caterpillar moth
A trio of apple tent-caterpillars A trio of apple tent-caterpillars
A family of forest tent-caterpillars A family of forest tent-caterpillars
The Prodigal's Tent The Prodigal's Tent
A wall tent A wall tent

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tent A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; -- called also tent wine, and tinta.
    • Tent 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. "Within his tent , large as is a barn."
    • n Tent (Surg) 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. "The tent that searches
      To the bottom of the worst."
    • Tent Attention; regard, care.
    • Tent Intention; design. "A very pretense and purpose of unkindness."
    • Tent (Her) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
    • v. t Tent To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder.
    • v. i Tent To lodge as a tent; to tabernacle. "We 're tenting to-night on the old camp ground."
    • v. t Tent To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent; as, to tent a wound. Used also figuratively. "I'll tent him to the quick."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tent The web of a colony of tent-caterpillars.
    • n tent A tent-shaped cover.
    • n tent A covering or shelter, or a portable lodge, made of some flexible material, as skins, coarse cloth, or canvas, supported by one or more poles, and stretched by means of cords secured to tent-pegs, or in some other way. Wandering tribes, as those of Asia, use tents for their common habitation. Among European nations the chief use of tents, which are generally made of canvas, is for soldiers in the field, the larger and more commodious kind being for the use of general officers. Tents are also used in towns to shelter large occasional assemblies, as the spectators at a circus or the audience at a political or religious gathering, and in woods or uninhabited regions by campers or explorers. Large and permanent tents, such as are raised on posts, are known as pavilions, and those of an elaborate and decorative character, such as are set up for outdoor entertainments, are called marquees.
    • n tent A habitation; a dwelling.
    • n tent A. raised wooden box or platform set up in the open air, from which clergymen formerly used to preach when the hearers were too numerous to be accommodated within doors: still sometimes used.
    • n tent An apparatus used in field-photography as a substitute for the dark room. It commonly consists of a tripod supporting a box with a window of red or orange glass or fabric in front, and furnished with drapery at the back, so as to cover the operator and prevent access of white light to the interior. It is generally fitted with shelves and trays for holding various necessary appliances. Now that the dry-plate has superseded the collodion process, it is very seldom used, and when used it is much simpler and lighter than the tent for wet plates, consisting usually of a small box, with sleeves through which the hands and arms are thrust for the purpose of changing the plates in the holders for fresh ones without exposure to light. In the latter form usually called changing-box.
    • tent To pitch one's tent; live in or as in a tent.
    • tent To try; test.
    • tent To probe; sound.
    • tent To apply a tent or pledget to; keep open with a tent.
    • tent To tempt. See tempt.
    • n tent A probe.
    • n tent In surgery, a piece of some fabric, bunch of horsehairs or threads, or small cylinder of sponge, laminaria, or other substance introduced into some opening, either natural (as the cervical canal of the uterus) or artificial (as a wound), to keep it open or increase its caliber.
    • tent To stretch, as cloth.
    • n tent Heed; care; notice; attention: usually in the phrase to take tent.
    • n tent Intent; purpose.
    • tent To take heed; be careful: generally with to.
    • tent To observe; take note of; give heed to.
    • tent To attend; tend upon; take care of.
    • n tent A kind of wine of a deep-red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain, much used as a sacramental wine. Also tent-wine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tent tent a portable lodge or shelter, generally of canvas stretched on poles: a plug or roll of lint used to dilate a wound or opening in the flesh—v.t. to probe: to keep open with a tent
    • n Tent tent a Spanish wine of a deep-red colour.
    • v.t Tent tent (Scot.) to take heed
    • v.i Tent to be careful
    • n Tent care, watchfulness
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  • Giuseppe Mazzini
    “Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing.”
  • James Montgomery
    James Montgomery
    “Yet nightly pitch my moving tent, a day's march nearer home.”
  • Robert E. Lee
    “Let the tent be struck.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, and as silently steal away.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “I never saw a man who looked with such a wistful eye upon that little tent of blue which prisoners call the sky.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. tente, F. tente, LL. tenta, fr. L. tendere, tentum, to stretch. See Tend to move, and cf. Tent a roll of lint


In literature:

The encampment consisted of three long lines of tents, one for each company.
"The Rover Boys Under Canvas" by Arthur M. Winfield
Back to the right, among the trees, was a long military line of tents.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Towards evening some double-roofed tents were run up.
"In Mesopotamia" by Martin Swayne
How long will it be before we get to the tents?
"In the Mahdi's Grasp" by George Manville Fenn
The Bishop travels comfortable enough; separate tent for the women; and an ile stove like.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
The chaplain looked thoughtful a moment, and then took me over to his tent, where he opened a bottle of blackberry brandy.
"How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck
Kara was lying on the cot inside her own tent.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook
Washing was taken in, extra clothes were taken down from tent-poles, and tents were made perfectly neat inside and out.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
From Father Goussard Stonor borrowed a mosquito tent on the plea that his own was torn.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
These people have no towns or villages, but live in rough tents made of skins.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty

In poetry:

The Gypsy Woman
Lives on the moor,
She sleeps in a tent
With a curtained door.
"The Gypsy Woman" by Ethel Clifford
As lovely as a jewel
Of fire and dewdrop blent,
So danced the maiden Sutna
In gallant Akbar's tent.
"In The Tents Of Akbar" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Shall she in tents unstable
A wanderer abide,
While in my heart awaits her
A dwelling deep and wide?
"Marriage Song" by Yehudah ha-Levi
Lo! in the far off desert,
Upon that tented ground,
Are many hundred thousands
Of weary travellers found.
"The Great Physician" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
As on some lonely building's top
The sparrow tells her moan,
Far from the tents of joy and hope
I sit and grieve alone.
"Psalm 102 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Lacking his power, we shared his dream
Of perfect things;
Between the tents of hope and sweet
Have sat in ashes, but our souls
Went forth on wings.
"L'envoi" by John Charles McNeill

In news:

Tent cities like Erie's can be found all over the country.
Unreported World meets the USA's new middle-class homeless: families struggling to hold down jobs that pay so little they're forced to live in tent cities or their cars and receive little help from the government.
Tent dresses by lady designers, from left: Erin Fetherston (spring 2009), Jill Stuart (spring 2009), and Yeohlee (fall 2009).
The RV's vs the Tents.
A cool, crisp salad is the meal ticket when the weather is sizzling and the thought of cooking a hearty hot meal is as appealing as zipping up in a tent full of mosquitoes.
Time for occupiers to fold up the tents.
A tented back patio-to-be will add more al fresco, dog-friendly seats at Carmel Food Company on Junipero.
Police forcibly remove woman's 'tent clothes.
Today, my 40th birthday, I was roused from my tent at dawn with an unusual and very welcome birthday present.
Tennessee GOP's big tent sees some fraying .
The Ocean County Freeholders are making it clear that until the resident's of Tent City drop their lawsuit, they can't speak on the matter.
We learned all kinds of interesting things at Phillip Lim's show Wednesday afternoon at the tent: (1) Kayne West owns, and wears, what appears to be parts of a marching-band uniform.
Springfest may have had some rain to deal with but under the tent by WNTI the music was blasting on Saturday.
FREDERICKTOWN — For three days this week, a massive tent structure has been going up on land near Ohio 13 at Fredericktown.
The Sagebrush Cantina is organizing a community holiday gala for smaller companies in the holiday party tent.

In science:

In Step 1 we use tent functions T a to ‘cut’ each (Xa , f a , Ga ) into small pieces (Xac , f ac , Gac ) for c ∈ Ca .
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
As in §A.2, we can use a tent function to cut an effective orbifold up into manifolds.
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
We find Mg abundances of Sgr members are typically lower at a given [Fe/H] than field stars, consis tent with the behavior seen in most MW dSphs.
Kinematics and Chemistry of Stars Along the Sagittarius Trailing Tidal Tail and Constraints on the Milky Way Mass Distribution
Moreover, if one or both of the logistic maps is replaced with the tent map and the limit sets are considered along one of these line segments then the resulting succession of images is basically similar to that from the original example.
Coupled one-dimensional dynamical systems
Moreover, replacing one or both of the logistic maps with the tent map does not change the resulting succession of images beyond recognition.
Coupled one-dimensional dynamical systems