from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A maritime county in the southeast of England bordered by Sussex, Surrey, London, the North Sea and the English Channel.
  • proper n. A surname derived from the place name.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname; of mostly American usage, but never popular.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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 long staff used by shepherds for leaping over ditches and brooks; a rough walking-stick; a pole.
  • n. See the extract.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English Cent, from Latin Cantium, from Brythonic *Cantio (compare Old Irish céite 'gathering, folkmoot, hillock').



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