(Ten"sioned) a. Extended or drawn out; subjected to tension. "A highly tensioned string."
(Ten"si*ty) n. The quality or state of being tense, or strained to stiffness; tension; tenseness.
(Ten"sive) a. [Cf. F. tensif. See Tense, a.] Giving the sensation of tension, stiffness, or
A tensive pain from distension of the parts.Floyer.
(Ten"sor) n. [NL. See Tension.]
1. (Anat.) A muscle that stretches a part, or renders it tense.
2. (Geom.) The ratio of one vector to another in length, no regard being had to the direction of the
two vectors; so called because considered as a stretching factor in changing one vector into another.
1. (Tenpins) A knocking down of all ten pins at one delivery of the ball. [U. S.]
2. Any quick, decisive stroke or act. [Colloq. U. S.]
(Ten"sure) n. [L. tensura. See Tension.] Tension. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Tent) n. [Sp. tinto, properly, deep-colored, fr. L. tinctus, p. p. of tingere to dye. See Tinge,
and cf. Tint, Tinto.] A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain;
called also tent wine, and tinta.
(Tent), n. [Cf. Attent, n.]
1. Attention; regard, care. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Lydgate.
2. Intention; design. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Tent), v. t. To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Halliwell.
(Tent), v. t. [OF. tenter. See Tempt.] To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a
tent; as, to tent a wound. Used also figuratively.
I'll tent him to the quick.Shak.
(Tent), n. [F. tente. See Tent to probe.] (Surg.) (a) A roll of lint or linen, or a conical or cylindrical
piece of sponge or other absorbent, used chiefly to dilate a natural canal, to keep open the orifice of a
wound, or to absorb discharges. (b) A probe for searching a wound.
The tent that searchesShak.
To the bottom of the worst.
(Tent) n. [OE. tente, F. tente, LL. tenta, fr. L. tendere, tentum, to stretch. See Tend to move,
and cf. Tent a roll of lint.]
1. A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of skins, canvas, or some strong cloth, stretched and sustained
by poles, used for sheltering persons from the weather, especially soldiers in camp.
Within his tent, large as is a barn.Chaucer.