A portable shelter, as of canvas, stretched over a supporting framework of poles with ropes and pegs. Something resembling such a portable shelter in construction or outline: "her hair a dark tent, her face a thin triangle\u201d ( Anne Tyler). To camp in a tent. To form a tent over. To supply with or put up in tents. A small cylindrical plug of lint or gauze used to keep open or probe a wound or an orifice. To keep (a wound or orifice) open with such a plug. Scots To pay heed to. Scots To attend; wait on.