Tent

Definition of Tent

n.1.A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; - called also tent wine, and tinta.
1.Attention; regard, care.
2.Intention; design.
v. t.1.To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder.
1.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.
- Shak.
n.1.(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.
- Shak.
1.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.
- Chaucer.
2.(Her.) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
Tent bed
a high-post bedstead curtained with a tentlike canopy.
Tent caterpillar
(Zool.) any one of several species of gregarious caterpillars which construct on trees large silken webs into which they retreat when at rest. Some of the species are very destructive to fruit trees. The most common American species is the larva of a bombycid moth (Clisiocampa Americana). Called also lackery caterpillar, and webworm.
v. i.1.To lodge as a tent; to tabernacle.
[imp. & p. p. Tented; p. pr. & vb. n. Tenting.]
We 're tenting to-night on the old camp ground.
- W. Kittredge.

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