Tent



noun
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.
verb (used with object)
4.
to lodge in tents.
5.
to cover with or as if with a tent:
In winter the tennis courts are tented inplastic.
verb (used without object)
6.
to live in a tent; encamp.
verb (used with object), Chiefly Scot.
1.
to give or pay attention to; heed.
noun
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.
verb (used with object)
3.
to keep (a wound) open with a tent.
noun
1.

a portable shelter of canvas, plastic, or other waterproof material supported on poles and fastened to the ground by pegs and ropes
(as modifier): tent peg

2.
something resembling this in function or shape
verb
3.
(intransitive) to camp in a tent
4.
(transitive) to cover with or as if with a tent or tents
5.
(transitive) to provide with a tent as shelter
noun
1.
a plug of soft material for insertion into a bodily canal, etc, to dilate it or maintain its patency
verb
2.
(transitive) to insert such a plug into (a bodily canal, etc)
noun
1.
(obsolete) a red table wine from Alicante, Spain
noun
1.
heed; attention
verb (transitive)
2.
to pay attention to; take notice of
3.
to attend to

tent 1 (těnt)
n.
A canopy used in various types of inhalation therapy to control the humidity and oxygen concentration of inspired air.

tent 2
n.
A small, cylindrical plug of lint or gauze used to keep open or probe a wound or an orifice. v. tent·ed, tent·ing, tents
To keep a wound or an orifice open with such a plug.
ten pounds of shit in a five-pound bag

(1.) Heb. ‘ohel (Gen. 9:21, 27). This word is used also of a dwelling or habitation (1 Kings 8:66; Isa. 16:5; Jer. 4:20), and of the temple (Ezek. 41:1). When used of the tabernacle, as in 1 Kings 1:39, it denotes the covering of goat’s hair which was placed over the mishcan. (2.) Heb. mishcan (Cant. 1:8), used also of a dwelling (Job 18:21; Ps. 87:2), the grave (Isa. 22:16; comp. 14:18), the temple (Ps. 46:4; 84:2; 132:5), and of the tabernacle (Ex. 25:9; 26:1; 40:9; Num. 1:50, 53; 10:11). When distinguished from ‘ohel, it denotes the twelve interior curtains which lay upon the framework of the tabernacle (q.v.). (3.) Heb. kubbah (Num. 25:8), a dome-like tent devoted to the impure worship of Baal-peor. (4.) Heb. succah (2 Sam. 11:11), a tent or booth made of green boughs or branches (see Gen. 33:17; Lev. 23:34, 42; Ps. 18:11; Jonah 4:5; Isa. 4:6; Neh. 8:15-17, where the word is variously rendered). Jubal was “the father of such as dwell in tents” (Gen. 4:20). The patriarchs were “dwellers in tents” (Gen. 9:21, 27; 12:8; 13:12; 26:17); and during their wilderness wanderings all Israel dwelt in tents (Ex. 16:16; Deut. 33:18; Josh. 7:24). Tents have always occupied a prominent place in Eastern life (1 Sam. 17:54; 2 Kings 7:7; Ps. 120:5; Cant. 1:5). Paul the apostle’s occupation was that of a tent-maker (Acts 18:3); i.e., perhaps a maker of tent cloth.

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