verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of tent1
OTHER WORDS FROM tenttentless, adjectivetentlike, adjective
Words nearby tent
Definition for tent (2 of 3)
verb (used with object) Chiefly Scot.
Origin of tent2
Definition for tent (3 of 3)
verb (used with object)
Origin of tent3
Example sentences from the Web for tent
Finally, the future arrives in the Andes, at the ranch Hacienda El Porvenir, which translates as “the future,” where you’ll spend 24 hours venturing no more than 30 feet from a tent, alone, with a journal.
Over the course of 16 days, it’s what kept my key items—a sleeping bag, pillow, tent, cell phone, and journal—dry.The Gear You Need to Bring on a 225-Mile River Trip|Mitch Breton|September 6, 2020|Outside Online
Maghsoodnia notes that having separate buildings, tents or dorms to quarantine sick students is a big challenge for universities.This elite college is building a COVID ‘bubble’—where students are tested 3 times per week, and can’t leave campus|Lee Clifford|September 5, 2020|Fortune
Investing thousands of dollars in tents, fans and evaporative cooling equipment, they’ve managed to hide from the sun, keep social distancing and maintain business.Clean, Lean, Mean Machines: 5 Super COVID-Safe Gyms|Joshua Eferighe|August 28, 2020|Ozy
Give people a peek inside of the tent who think they know but don’t know.Full Transcript: Sean Spicer on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’|Daniel Malloy|August 26, 2020|Ozy
While quarantined, she was seemingly powerless to challenge her banishment to a tent in Newark.
Will it strive for purity or aim for as big a tent as possible?Populists Go Down in Battle for the Soul of the Democratic Party|David Freedlander|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Infants and young toddlers are placed in cribs to keep them from roaming; is placing a child in a tent not similar?Is It Wrong for Parents to Lock Up Their Disabled Kids?|Elizabeth Picciuto|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I got to my tent at 2:15AM, knowing that this is the earliest I will get to bed at Bonnaroo.
A pile of straw right by the menagerie lit on fire, and reached the tent in seconds.Thrills and Too Many Spills: The Dangers of the Circus|Marina Watts|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Under the striped curtain, drawn up to form the entrance of the tent, stood Nehushta.Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster|F. Marion Crawford
It served to cheat away a tedious hour, and I returned to my tent fatigued and half sick.
He was accustomed to tent life and camping out, and helped us much in similar experiences.A Girl's Ride in Iceland|Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
The light from the fire shone into the tent where the boys were stretched out, wrapped in their blankets.The Frontier Boys in the Sierras|Wyn Roosevelt
Agnes, however, carried the oars up to the tent and then forgot about the rest of her task as she dipped into a new book.The Corner House Girls Under Canvas|Grace Brooks Hill
British Dictionary definitions for tent (1 of 4)
- 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