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 for Tent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tent \Tent\, v. t.
     To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder. [Prov.
     Eng. & Scot.] --Halliwell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tent \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.
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           I'll tent him to the quick.              --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tent \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.
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               The tent that searches
               To the bottom of the worst.          --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tent \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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tent \Tent\, n. [Cf. Attent, n.]
     1. Attention; regard, care. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
        --Lydgate.
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     2. Intention; design. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tent \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.
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              Within his tent, large as is a barn.  --Chaucer.
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     2. (Her.) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tent \Tent\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tented; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tenting.]
     To lodge as a tent; to tabernacle. --Shak.
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           We 're tenting to-night on the old camp ground. --W.
                                                    Kittredge.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tent
      n 1: 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" [syn: tent,
           collapsible shelter]
      2: a web that resembles a tent or carpet
      v 1: 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" [syn: camp,
           encamp, camp out, bivouac, tent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "tent":
     A-tent, Ace bandage, Band-Aid, adhesive tape, application, band,
     bandage, bandaging, big top, binder, bivouac, brace, bungalow tent,
     cabin tent, camp, camp out, canvas, cast, cataplasm, compress,
     cotton, court plaster, cravat, dressing, drive stakes,
     elastic bandage, encamp, epithem, four-tailed bandage, gauze,
     go camping, highwall tent, lint, maroon, marquee, marquise,
     pavilion, pitch, pitch camp, plaster, plaster cast, pledget,
     poultice, pyramidal tent, roller, roller bandage, rough it,
     round top, rubber bandage, shelter tent, sleep out, sling, splint,
     sponge, stupe, tampon, tape, tentage, tepee, top, tourniquet,
     triangular bandage, tupik, umbrella tent, wall tent, whitetop,
     wigwam
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Tent
     (1.) Heb. 'ohel (Gen. 9:21, 27). This word is used also of a
     dwelling or habitation (1 Kings 8:66; Isa. 16:5; Jer. 4:20), and
     of the temple (Ezek. 41:1). When used of the tabernacle, as in 1
     Kings 1:39, it denotes the covering of goat's hair which was
     placed over the mishcan.
     
       (2.) Heb. mishcan (Cant. 1:8), used also of a dwelling (Job
     18:21; Ps. 87:2), the grave (Isa. 22:16; comp. 14:18), the
     temple (Ps. 46:4; 84:2; 132:5), and of the tabernacle (Ex. 25:9;
     26:1; 40:9; Num. 1:50, 53; 10:11). When distinguished from
     'ohel, it denotes the twelve interior curtains which lay upon
     the framework of the tabernacle (q.v.).
     
       (3.) Heb. kubbah (Num. 25:8), a dome-like tent devoted to the
     impure worship of Baal-peor.
     
       (4.) Heb. succah (2 Sam. 11:11), a tent or booth made of green
     boughs or branches (see Gen. 33:17; Lev. 23:34, 42; Ps. 18:11;
     Jonah 4:5; Isa. 4:6; Neh. 8:15-17, where the word is variously
     rendered).
     
       Jubal was "the father of such as dwell in tents" (Gen. 4:20).
     The patriarchs were "dwellers in tents" (Gen. 9:21, 27; 12:8;
     13:12; 26:17); and during their wilderness wanderings all Israel
     dwelt in tents (Ex. 16:16; Deut. 33:18; Josh. 7:24). Tents have
     always occupied a prominent place in Eastern life (1 Sam. 17:54;
     2 Kings 7:7; Ps. 120:5; Cant. 1:5). Paul the apostle's
     occupation was that of a tent-maker (Acts 18:3); i.e., perhaps a
     maker of tent cloth.
     

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