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tenter

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Via Old French, perhaps from Latin tentorium.

NounEdit

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.

VerbEdit

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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin temptāre, present active infinitive of temptō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tenter

  1. to tempt
  2. to try, risk

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JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin temptō, temptāre.

VerbEdit

tenter

  1. to try

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

tenter

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of tentō