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[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"
[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"
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\Tent\, n. [Sp. tinto, properly, deep-colored, fr. L. tinctus, p. p. of tingere to dye. See {Tinge}, and cf. {Tint}, {Tinto}.] A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; -- called also {tent wine}, and {tinta}.
\Tent\, n. [Cf. {Attent}, n.] 1. Attention; regard, care. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Lydgate. 2. Intention; design. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
\Tent\, v. t. To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Halliwell.
\Tent\, v. t. [OF. tenter. See {Tempt}.] 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.
\Tent\, n. [F. tente. See {Tent} to probe.] (Surg.)
(a) 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.
(b) A probe for searching a wound. The tent that searches To the bottom of the worst. --Shak.
\Tent\, n. [OE. tente, F. tente, LL. tenta, fr. L. tendere, tentum, to stretch. See {Tend} to move, and cf. {Tent} a roll of lint.] 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} (Zo["o]l.), 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}.
\Tent\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tenting}.] To lodge as a tent; to tabernacle. --Shak. We 're tenting to-night on the old camp ground. --W. Kittredge.

Synonyms for tent

bivouac, camp, camp out, collapsible shelter, encamp

See also: backpacking tent | bell tent | cabana | canvas | canvas tent | canvass | cottage tent | domicile | domiciliate | dwell | fly tent | guy | guy cable | guy rope | inhabit | lean-to tent | live | marquee | mountain tent | pack tent | pavilion | people | pop tent | populate | praetorium | pretorium | pup tent | pyramidal tent | reside | sealskin tent | shack | shelter | shelter tent | teepee | tepee | tipi | tupek | tupik | two-man tent | umbrella tent |

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Let's analyse "tent" as pure text. This string has Four letters in One syllable and One vowel. 25% of vowels is 13.6% less then average English word. Written in backwards: TNET. Average typing speed for these characters is 1045 milliseconds. [info]

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Hearts desire number calculated from vowels: tent: 5 = 5, reduced: 5 . and the final result is Five.
Destiny number calculated from all letters: tent: 2 + 5 + 5 + 2 = 14, reduced: 5, and the final result is Five.

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Letter Num. Tarot c. Intensity Meaning
E (1) 5 Hierophant Wise, Crafty, Daring, Inventive
N (1) 14 Temperance Healer, Wise, Survivor, Crafty
T (2) 20 Judgement Unswerving, Steadfast, Demanding, Forceful

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