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Is tent a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word tent is a Scrabble US word. The word tent is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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Is tent a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word tent is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

T1E1N1T1

Is tent a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word tent is a Words With Friends word. The word tent is worth 5 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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4 letters words from 'tent'

NETT 4TENT 4

3 letters words from 'tent'

NET 3TEN 3
TET 3 

2 letters words from 'tent'

EN 2ET 2
NE 2TE 2

All 4 letters words made out of tent

tent etnt tnet ntet entt nett tetn ettn tten tten ettn tetn tnte ntte ttne ttne ntte tnte entt nett etnt tent ntet tnet

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word tent. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in tent.

Definitions and meaning of tent

tent

Pronunciation

  • enPR: tĕnt, IPA(key): /tɛnt/
    • (pinpen merger) IPA(key): /tɪnt/
      • Homophone: tint
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Etymology 1

From Middle English tente, borrowed from Old French tente, from Vulgar Latin *tenta (tent), from the feminine of Latin tentus, ptp. of tendere (to stretch, extend). Displaced native Middle English tild, tilt (tent, tilt), from Old English teld (tent). Compare Spanish tienda (store, shop; tent).

Noun

tent (plural tents)

  1. A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of skins, canvas, or some strong cloth, stretched and sustained by poles, used for sheltering people from the weather.
  2. (archaic) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
  3. (Scotland) A portable pulpit set up outside to accommodate worshippers who cannot fit into a church.
    • 1824, James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner:
      A splendid tent was erected on the brae north of the town, and round that the countless congregation assembled.
  4. A trouser tent; a piece of fabric, etc. protruding outward like a tent.
Derived terms
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Verb

tent (third-person singular simple present tents, present participle tenting, simple past and past participle tented)

  1. (intransitive) To go camping.
    We’ll be tented at the campground this weekend.
  2. (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.
  3. (intransitive) To form into a tent-like shape.
    The sheet tented over his midsection.
Translations

See also

  • camp
  • lean-to
  • lodge
  • pavilion, pavillion
  • pitch
  • tarp

Etymology 2

From Middle English tent (attention), aphetic variation of attent (attention), from Old French atente (attention, intention), from Latin attenta, feminine of attentus, past participle of attendere (to attend).

Verb

tent (third-person singular simple present tents, present participle tenting, simple past and past participle tented)

  1. (archaic, Britain, Scotland, dialect) To attend to; to heed
  2. (archaic, Britain, Scotland, dialect) to guard; to hinder.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Noun

tent (plural tents)

  1. (archaic, Britain, Scotland, dialect) Attention; regard, care.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Lydgate to this entry?)
  2. (archaic) Intention; design.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Etymology 3

From Middle English tente (a probe), from Middle French tente, deverbal of tenter, from Latin tentāre (to probe, test), alteration of temptāre (to test, probe, tempt).

Noun

tent (plural tents)

  1. (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.
  2. (medicine) A probe for searching a wound.

Verb

tent (third-person singular simple present tents, present participle tenting, simple past and past participle tented)

  1. (medicine, sometimes figuratively) To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent.
    to tent a wound

Etymology 4

From Spanish tinto (deep-colored), from Latin tinctus, past participle of tingo (to dye). More at tinge, tint, tinto. Compare claret (French red wine), also from color.

Noun

tent (plural tents)

  1. (archaic) A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; called also tent wine, and tinta.

See also

  • claret, hock, sack

Anagrams

  • Nett, nett

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch tente, from Old French tente, from Vulgar Latin *tenta or *tenda.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɛnt/
  • Hyphenation: tent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Noun

tent m (plural tenten, diminutive tentje n)

  1. tent (for camping, special occasions, etc.)
  2. pavillion
    Synonym: paviljoen
  3. (informal, Dutch, often in compounds) a building, especially one used for commercial purposes
    Synonym: keet

Derived terms

  • circustent
  • hottentottententententoonstelling
  • kermistent

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

tent

  1. past participle of tenne

Southern Kam

Adjective

tent

  1. short

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a muscle that stretches a body part.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)