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tent /tent/
noun
a portable shelter made of cloth or synthetic fiber, supported by one or more poles and stretched tight by cords or loops attached to pegs driven into the ground.


THESAURUS
tent /tent/
noun
circus tents | our tent sleeps four: BIG TOP, dome tent, pup tent; teepee, wigwam.

ORIGIN
Middle English: from Old French
tente, based on Latin tent- ‘stretched’, from the verb tendere. The verb dates from the mid 16th century.

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border /ˈbɔːrdər/
noun
1 a line separating two political or geographical areas, especially countries: [as modifier] :
border patrols | the German border with Denmark.
• a district near a line separating two political or geographical areas:
a refugee camp on the border.
2 the edge or boundary of something, or the part near it:
the northern border of their distribution area | figurative: the unknown regions at the borders of physics and electronics.
3 a band or strip, especially a decorative one, around the edge of something: put a white border around the picture.
• a strip of ground along the edge of a lawn or path for planting flowers or shrubs:
the garden borders are planted with perennials.

THESAURUS
border /ˈbɔːrdər/
noun
1
the border of a medieval manuscript: EDGE, margin, perimeter, circumference, periphery; rim, fringe, verge; sides.
2
the Canadian border: BOUNDARY, frontier, borderline, perimeter; marches, bounds.

ORIGIN
late Middle English: from Old French
bordeure; ultimately of Germanic origin and related to board.