Associations to the word «Tent»

Pictures for the word «Tent»


TENT, noun. 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.
TENT, noun. (archaic) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
TENT, verb. (intransitive) To go camping.
TENT, verb. (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.
TENT, verb. (intransitive) To form into a tent-like shape.
TENT, verb. (archaic) (UK) (Scotland) (dialect) To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder.
TENT, noun. (archaic) (UK) (Scotland) (dialect) Attention; regard, care.
TENT, noun. (archaic) Intention; design.
TENT, noun. (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.
TENT, noun. (medicine) A probe for searching a wound.
TENT, verb. (medicine) (sometimes figurative) To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent.
TENT, noun. (archaic) A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; called also tent wine, and tinta.
TENT CAMPING, noun. Camping in tents, as an outdoor activity
TENT CATERPILLAR, noun. (entomology) A larva belonging to any of a number of species of moths of the genus Malacosoma, known for destructive infestation of trees in which the leaves are consumed and prominent, silken tent-like structures are constructed in the branches.
TENT EMBASSIES, noun. Plural of tent embassy
TENT EMBASSY, noun. (Australia) A semipermanent encampment set up as the focal point of a protest, particularly with regard to the rights of indigenous people.
TENT PEG, noun. A peg, driven into the ground, to hold a rope that supports a tent.
TENT POLE, noun. Alternative form of tentpole
TENT POLE MOVIE, noun. Alternative form of tentpole movie
TENT ROCK, noun. A hoodoo (spire of rock).
TENT WINE, noun. (archaic) A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain

Dictionary definition

TENT, noun. A portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs); "he pitched his tent near the creek".
TENT, noun. A web that resembles a tent or carpet.
TENT, verb. Live in or as if in a tent; "Can we go camping again this summer?"; "The circus tented near the town"; "The houseguests had to camp in the living room".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats