tent Definition

  • 1a portable shelter made of cloth, supported by one or more poles and stretched tight by cords or loops attached to pegs driven into the ground
  • 2a small cylindrical projection on a part, especially for attaching a component

Using tent: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "tent" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    We pitched our tent in a clearing by the river.

  • Example

    The circus tent was huge and colorful.

  • Example

    The soldiers slept in their tents.

  • Example

    The tent was too small for all of us.

tent Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with tent

  • in-tent on

    determined to do something


    She was in-tent on finishing the project before the deadline.

  • to set up a tent


    We pitched a tent in the woods and spent the night there.

  • a long, slender pole used to support a tent


    We need to replace the broken tent pole before we can use the tent again.

Origins of tent

from Old French 'tente', from Latin 'tendere', meaning 'to stretch'


Summary: tent in Brief

A 'tent' [tent] is a portable shelter made of cloth that is supported by poles and secured to the ground with cords and pegs. It can also refer to a small cylindrical projection on a part. Examples of usage include 'We pitched our tent in a clearing by the river.' and 'The tent was too small for all of us.' Phrases like 'in-tent on' and 'pitch a tent' are also commonly used.

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