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A tent (pavilion)

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Etymology 1

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Noun

Singular
tent

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

Infinitive
to tent

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to tent (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To go camping.
    We’ll be tented at the campground this weekend.
  2. (medicine) To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent; as, to tent a wound. Used also figuratively.
  3. (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.
  4. (intransitive) To form into a tent-like shape.
    The sheet tented over his midsection.
Translations
  • (to go camping): Swedish: tälta

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Etymology 2

This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.

Verb

Infinitive
to tent

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to tent (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (archaic) To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder.

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Pronunciation

Noun

tent m. (plural tenten, diminutive tentje)

  1. tent (for camping)

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