Origin of tented
- 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.
- something that resembles a tent.
- tent dress.
- to lodge in tents.
- to cover with or as if with a tent: In winter the tennis courts are tented inplastic.
- to live in a tent; encamp.
Origin of tent1
- to give or pay attention to; heed.
Origin of tent2
- a probe.
- a roll or pledget, usually of soft absorbent material, as lint or gauze, for dilating an orifice, keeping a wound open, etc.
- to keep (a wound) open with a tent.
Origin of tent3
Examples from the Web for tented
By 6:15, the tented concession stands have run out of sandwiches and chips and are only selling granola bars and soda.Beyonce, Jay Z & No Doubt Sing to End Global Poverty in Central Park
September 28, 2014
It was a precarious life, tented on the fairgrounds with all earnings in cash.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending
September 13, 2014
They have won many a battle for us already upon the tented field.Preventable Diseases
As to Erick, you will readily guess how carefully he has tented me.The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45
William Harrison Ainsworth
He has had experience of the arts of war and the tented field.The Wouldbegoods
And lot in the cytes of the playne/ & tented tyll he came to Sodome.The First Boke of Moses called Genesis
Tented Gipsies have been seen about Baltimore for the last seventy years.A History of the Gipsies
- 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
- something resembling this in function or shape
- (intr) to camp in a tent
- (tr) to cover with or as if with a tent or tents
- (tr) to provide with a tent as shelter
- a plug of soft material for insertion into a bodily canal, etc, to dilate it or maintain its patency
- (tr) to insert such a plug into (a bodily canal, etc)
- obsolete a red table wine from Alicante, Spain
- heed; attention
- to pay attention to; take notice of
- to attend to
Word Origin and History for tented
"to camp in a tent," 1856, from tent (n.). Related: Tented; tenting.
c.1300, "portable shelter of skins or cloths stretched over poles," from Old French tente (12c.), from Medieval Latin tenta "a tent," noun use of fem. singular of Latin tentus "stretched," variant past participle of tendere "to stretch" (see tenet). The notion is of "stretching" hides over a framework. Tent caterpillar first recorded 1854.