Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A region and former kingdom of southeast England. Settled by Jutes in the fifth century AD, 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) was the site of a 1970 demonstration against the Vietnam War in which four students were killed by members of the National Guard.
  • Rockwell,American artist noted for his stark woodcuts, which illustrated published accounts of his travels and special editions of classic literary works.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A long staff used by shepherds for leaping over ditches and brooks; a rough walking-stick; a pole.
  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a county in southeastern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom, it was the first to be colonized by the Romans
  • noun United States painter noted for his woodcuts (1882-1971)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • AMC Theaters in Kent is offering a movie marathon for the Best Picture Oscar Nominees.

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  • The latitude of this lagoon, which I called Kent's Lagoon, after F. Kent,

    Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia : from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845

  • 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."

    Plan 9 From The 1983 Comic-Con, or Are You Smarter Than A DC Writer? | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

  • 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.

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