Pronunciation: (tent),[key] —n. 1. a portable shelter of skins, canvas, plastic, or the like, supported by one or more poles or a frame and often secured by ropes fastened to pegs in the ground.
2. something that resembles a tent.
3. tent dress.
—v.t. 1. to lodge in tents.
2. to cover with or as if with a tent: In winter the tennis courts are tented inplastic.
—v.i. to live in a tent; encamp.
Pronunciation: (tent),[key] —v.t.Chiefly Scot. to give or pay attention to; heed.