Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1.) Hebrews `ohel (Genesis 9:21, 27). This word is used also of a dwelling or habitation (1 Kings 8:66; Isaiah 16:5; Jeremiah 4:20), and of the temple (Ezek. 41:1). When used of the tabernacle, as in 1 Kings 1:39, it denotes the covering of goat's hair which was placed over the mishcan.
(2.) Hebrews mishcan (Cant. 1:8), used also of a dwelling (Job 18:21; Psalm 87:2), the grave (Isaiah 22:16; Comp. 14:18), the temple (Psalm 46:4; 84:2; 132:5), and of the tabernacle (Exodus 25:9; 26:1; 40:9; Numbers 1:50, 53; 10:11). When distinguished from 'ohel, it denotes the twelve interior curtains which lay upon the framework of the tabernacle (q.v.).
(3.) Hebrews kubbah (Numbers 25:8), a dome-like tent devoted to the impure worship of Baal-peor.
(4.) Hebrews succah (2 Samuel 11:11), a tent or booth made of green boughs or branches (see Genesis 33:17; Leviticus 23:34, 42; Psalm 18:11; Jonah 4:5; Isaiah 4:6; Nehemiah 8:15-17, where the word is variously rendered).
Jubal was "the father of such as dwell in tents" (Genesis 4:20). The patriarchs were "dwellers in tents" (Genesis 9:21, 27; 12:8; 13:12; 26:17); and during their wilderness wanderings all Israel dwelt in tents (Exodus 16:16; Deuteronomy 33:18; Joshua 7:24). Tents have always occupied a prominent place in Eastern life (1 Samuel 17:54; 2 Kings 7:7; Psalm 120:5; Cant. 1:5). Paul the apostle's occupation was that of a tent-maker (Acts 18:3); i.e., perhaps a maker of tent cloth.
Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (n.) A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; -- called also tent wine, and tinta.
2. (n.) Attention; regard, care.
3. (n.) Intention; design.
4. (v. t.) To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder.
5. (v. t.) To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent; as, to tent a wound. Used also figuratively.
6. (n.) 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.
7. (n.) A probe for searching a wound.
8. (n.) 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.
9. (n.) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
10. (v. i.) To lodge as a tent; to tabernacle.