Tenth vs Tent - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between tenth and tent

is that tenth is the person or thing in the tenth position while tent is a pavilion or portable lodge consisting of skins, canvas, or some strong cloth, stretched and sustained by poles, used for sheltering persons from the weather or tent can be (archaic|uk|scotland|dialect) attention; regard, care or tent can be (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 or tent can be (archaic) a kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from galicia or malaga in spain; called also tent wine, and tinta.

As an adjective tenth

is the ordinal form of the number ten.

As a verb tent is

to go camping or tent can be (archaic|uk|scotland|dialect) to attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder or tent can be (medicine|sometimes|figurative) to probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent.

tenth

English

(wikipedia tenth)

Adjective

(-)
  • The ordinal form of the number ten.
  • Synonyms

    10th, 10th; (in names of monarchs and popes ) X

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The person or thing in the tenth position.
  • One of ten equal parts of a whole.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}
  • (music) The interval between any tone and the tone represented on the tenth degree of the staff above it, as between one of the scale and three of the octave above; the octave of the third.
  • (UK, legal, historical, in the plural) A temporary aid issuing out of personal property, and granted to the king by Parliament; formerly, the real tenth part of all the movables belonging to the subject.
  • (Webster 1913)

    See also

    tithe English ordinal numbers

    tent

    English

    (wikipedia tent)

    Etymology 1

    (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of skins, canvas, or some strong cloth, stretched and sustained by poles, used for sheltering persons from the weather.
  • (archaic) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
  • Derived terms
    * bender tent * fold one's tent * tent bed * tent caterpillar

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To go camping.
  • We’ll be tented at the campground this weekend.
  • (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.
  • To form into a tent-like shape.
  • The sheet tented over his midsection.

    See also

    * camp * lean-to * tarp

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (archaic, UK, Scotland, dialect) To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder.
  • (Halliwell)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic, UK, Scotland, dialect) Attention; regard, care.
  • (Lydgate)
  • (archaic) Intention; design.
  • (Halliwell)

    Etymology 3

    (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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.
  • (medicine) A probe for searching a wound.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (medicine, sometimes, figurative) To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent.
  • to tent a wound
  • * Shakespeare
  • I'll tent him to the quick.

    Etymology 4

    (etyl) . More at tinge, tint, tinto.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic) A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; called also tent wine, and tinta.
  • (Webster 1913)

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