half tented


covered with or living in a tent or tents.
shaped like a tent.

1595–1605; tent1 + -ed3

half-tented, adjective
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Word Origin & History

c.1300, "portable shelter of skins or cloths stretched over poles," from O.Fr. tente (12c.), from M.L. tenta "a tent," noun use of fem. sing. of L. tentus "stretched," variant pp. of tendere "to stretch" (see tenet). The notion is of "stretching" hides over a framework. The
verb meaning "to camp in a tent" is recorded from 1856. Tent caterpillar first recorded 1854.
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tent 1 (těnt)
A canopy used in various types of inhalation therapy to control the humidity and oxygen concentration of inspired air.

tent 2
A small, cylindrical plug of lint or gauze used to keep open or probe a wound or an orifice. v. tent·ed, tent·ing, tents
To keep a wound or an orifice open with such a plug.

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