American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A region and former kingdom of southeast England. Settled by Jutes in the fifth century A.D., it became one of the seven kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy but was later eclipsed by the kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex.
- A city of northeast Ohio east-northeast of Akron. Kent State University (founded 1910) is in the city and was the site of a 1970 demonstration against the Vietnam War in which four students were killed by members of the National Guard. Population: 27,900.
- A city of west-central Washington south of Seattle. A newly urbanized community in a former farming region, it is a food-processing center with an aerospace industry. Population: 83,500.
- Kent, Rockwell 1882-1971. American artist noted for his stark woodcuts, which illustrated published accounts of his travels and special editions of classic literary works.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long staff used by shepherds for leaping over ditches and brooks; a rough walking-stick; a pole.
- n. See the extract.
- To propel, as a boat, by pushing with a kent or long pole against the bottom of a river; punt.
- To tilt or turn over (a whale) by means of a hook and tackle inserted into the kent.
- To propel a boat by pushing it with a kent.
- A dialectal preterit of ken.
- n. A maritime county in the southeast of England bordered by Sussex, Surrey, London, the North Sea and the English Channel.
- n. A surname derived from the place name.
- n. A male given name transferred from the surname; of mostly American usage, but never popular.
- n. a county in southeastern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom, it was the first to be colonized by the Romans
- n. United States painter noted for his woodcuts (1882-1971)
- Old English Cent, from Latin Cantium, from Brythonic *Cantio (compare Old Irish céite 'gathering, folkmoot, hillock'). (Wiktionary)
“Why the militant cyclist represents all that is worst about attitudes in Britain New Apple iPad may be a bit of a disappointment, but you'll still want one KENT NEWS: The chair of the Kent Police Authority has admitted she was disappointed that only one woman applied for the job of Kent chief constable.”
“Why the militant cyclist represents all that is worst about attitudes in Britain New Apple iPad may be a bit of a disappointment, but you'll still want one KENT NEWS: A civic service celebrating the achievements of past and present generations is being held by the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent.”
“AMC Theaters in Kent is offering a movie marathon for the Best Picture Oscar Nominees.”
“The latitude of this lagoon, which I called Kent's Lagoon, after F. Kent,”
“One mini-cliffhanger in some middle issue was that the aliens were printing up copies of the Daily Planet with the headline "Clark Kent is Superman.”
“He said he had learnt to get on with the police and by moving to Norfolk he felt he could trust them, but back in Kent he could never speak to a policeman, couldn't help them and would never trust them, and he assured me that if I had witnessed what they did I would feel the same.”
“Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal Kent and Essex police deployed mobile ANPR "interceptor teams" on roads surrounding the protest against the Kingsnorth power station, in Kent, last year.”
“Kent is now Stephen Harper's junior foreign affairs minister, and he has lost no time in pursuing his agenda.”
“What is great is their testing 50mbps in Kent right now.”
“When Bess arrives at the Graham house in Kent, Jonathan Graham listens to his brother's last wishes with surprising indifference.”
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