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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.
circus tents | our tent sleeps four: BIG TOP, dome tent, pup tent; teepee, wigwam.
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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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.
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.
late Middle English: from Old French bordeure; ultimately of Germanic origin and related to board.