tenter

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Via Old French, perhaps from Latin tentorium.

Noun[edit]

tenter (plural tenters)

  1. A framework upon which cloth is stretched and dried.
  2. One who takes care of, or tends, machines in a factory; a kind of assistant foreman.
  3. (engineering) A kind of governor, or regulating device.

Verb[edit]

tenter (third-person singular simple present tenters, present participle tentering, simple past and past participle tentered)

  1. (transitive) To stretch cloth on such a framework.
  2. (intransitive) To admit extension; to be stretchable.
    • Francis Bacon
      Woollen cloth will tenter, linen scarcely.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin temptāre, present active infinitive of temptō.

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Verb[edit]

tenter

  1. to tempt
  2. to try, risk

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin temptō, temptāre.

Verb[edit]

tenter

  1. to try

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

tenter

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of tentō