- n. 帐篷；住处；帷幕
- vt. 用帐篷遮盖；使在帐篷里住宿
- vi. 住帐蓬；暂时居住
- n. (Tent)人名；(罗、瑞典)滕特
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
1. tent- "stretch" => tent.
2. => portable shelter of skins or cloths stretched over poles.
来自拉丁语 tenta,帐篷，原义为展开的，来自 tentus 的阴性格，来自 tendere 的过去分词格， 来自 tendere,拉开，张开，词源同 tend,extend.
- tent:  A tent is etymologically something that is ‘stretched’ – over a frame to provide shelter. The word comes via Old French tente from Vulgar Latin *tenta, a noun derived from the past participial stem of Latin tendere ‘stretch’ (source of English tend, tendency, etc). It was supposedly inspired by the expression pelles tendere, literally ‘stretch skins’, that is, ‘stretch animal hides over a framework to make a tent’, which was used metaphorically for ‘set up a camp’.
- tent (n.)
- c. 1300, "portable shelter of skins or coarse cloth stretched over poles," from Old French tente "tent, hanging, tapestry" (12c.), from Medieval Latin tenta "a tent," literally "something stretched out," noun use of fem. singular of Latin tentus "stretched," variant past participle of tendere "to stretch" (see tenet). The notion is of "stretching" hides over a framework. Tent caterpillar first recorded 1854, so called from the tent-like silken webs in which they live gregariously.
- tent (v.)
- "to camp in a tent," 1856, from tent (n.). Earlier "to pitch a tent" (1550s). Related: Tented; tenting.
- 1. Small things stirred in the grass around the tent.
- 2. They ran to the center of the tent to take their bows.
- 3. Mom wants to know if you guys still have that two-person tent.
- 4. He drew back the tent flap and strode out into the blizzard.
- 5. An olive-coloured tent stood within a thicket of trees.
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