from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of tent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the form of a tent.
  • n. The process of stretching, or holding to a desired width, as cloth in the process of drying.

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

  • n. the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • And "tenting" - basically wrapping and fumigating your entire home - is the most common way to dispatch drywood termites.

    Mother Earth News Latest 10 Articles

  • It forced a couple acts of accountability that rarely happen in the ConWeb: Newsmax publicly apologized (albeit disingenuously so, dismissing Perry as merely an "unpaid blogger" when he had written for Newsmax for a decade, long before blogs were popular), deleted the column (which Newsmax also did to Boone's call for a "tenting" of the White House and one of Geller's smears of Obama as an "America-hater") and Perry hasn't written for Newsmax since.

    Terry Krepel: The 2010 Slantie Awards

  • The only method of termite control that we ever saw used was "tenting" and blowing in poison gas for a couple of days.


  • Boone discusses "tenting," in which "Experts come in, actually envelope the whole dwelling in a giant tent - and send a very powerful fumigant, lethal to the varmints and unwelcome creatures, into every nook and cranny of the house.

    The Full Feed from

  • “Yeah,” I nodded, hard-on tenting inside my shorts.


  • I can see their nipples tenting the fronts of their t-shirts.

    In the Flesh

  • When her gaze dipped to his erection tenting the blanket, she murmured, “Perhaps our training can begin in the morn?”

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • Like Haitians after the earthquake, "Jesus and his family were on the move; they were tenting out, camping out."

    Chris Herlinger: Is Haiti Hopeless? Not if You Believe In Grace

  • Modified stylet technique for tenting of amniotic membranes.

    Prenatal Diagnosis

  • Bake on the lowest rack of the oven for 65-70 minutes, tenting with foil after 30 minutes.

    Archive 2009-10-01


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "The household which Pomona adorns is joyfully mad. Part of the time it inhabits a canal boat. Later it lets its house so that master and mistress can have the fun of tenting on the estate, though after a little they become bored and take refuge in their own house, which is that same day deserted by the pair which has leased it but now prefers to live in the tent, which they have discovered without knowing to whom it belongs."

    - Carl Van Doren, 'The American Novel'.

    September 20, 2009