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praetorium

Definition:

the tent of an ancient Roman general

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

praetoriums

Type of:

tent » shelter » structure » artifact

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

pretorium

Etymology:

Latin praetorium, from praetor.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Praetorium | prœtorium | pretorium

originally signified a general's tent within a Roman castra, castellum, or encampment. It derived from the name of one of the chief Roman magistrates, the praetor. The general's war council would meet within this tent, thus acquiring an administrative... (39 of 733 words, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Praetorium

Collins Dictionary:

praetorium

[Roman history] in Roman history, the headquarters or residence of a Roman official, governor or military commander | [Roman history] in Roman ... (21 of 242 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/praetorium

Wiktionary:

pretorium | pretoriums [plural] | praetoria [plural]

The general's tent in an Ancient Roman camp. | A council of war. | The official residence of a governor of a province. | [outdated] A splendid country seat. (26 of 31 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pretorium

Britannica Encyclopedia:

tent [portable shelter]

portable shelter, consisting of a rigid framework covered by some flexible substance. Tents are used for a wide variety of purposes, including ... (22 of 334 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/587572​/tent

American Heritage Dictionary:

tent | tented [past tense] | tenting [present participle] | tents [3rd-person singular present]

A portable shelter, as of canvas, stretched over a supporting framework of poles with ropes and pegs. | Something resembling such a portable shelter ... (23 of 211 words, 9 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tent

New World Dictionary:

tent

a portable shelter consisting of canvas, skins, etc. stretched over poles and attached to stakes | anything suggestive of a tent, as an oxygen tent | ... (24 of 120 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tent

Columbia Encyclopedia:

tent

portable shelter of canvas, skins, felt, matting, or other material usually supported by poles and used chiefly by nomads, hunters, and campers. Tents ... (23 of 240 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0848183​.html

Merriam-Webster:

tent [entry 1, noun] | dwelling [synonym, sense-specific] | awning [synonym, sense-specific] | ceiling [synonym, sense-specific] | cover [synonym, sense-specific] | roof [synonym, sense-specific] | canopy [synonym, sense-specific] | dome [similar, sense-specific] | marquee [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a collapsible shelter of fabric (as nylon or canvas) stretched and sustained by poles and used for camping outdoors or as a temporary building | ... (24 of 155 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tent

tent [entry 2, verb] | lodge [synonym, sense-specific]

to reside for the time being; "lodge" | to live in a tent | to cover with or as if with a tent | to lodge in tents (25 of 46 words, 4 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tent show=1

tent [entry 3, verb, Scottish]

to attend to (3 of 33 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tent show=2

Oxford Dictionary:

tent [entry 1] | tented

a portable shelter made of cloth, supported by one or more poles and stretched tight by cords or loops attached to pegs driven into the ground. | ... (26 of 136 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tent

tent [entry 2]

a deep red sweet wine chiefly from Spain, used especially as sacramental wine (13 of 59 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tent--2

tent [entry 3]

Entry from World dictionary | [surgery] | a piece of absorbent material inserted into an opening to keep it open, or especially to widen it gradually ... (24 of 80 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/tent--3

tent [entry 3, surgery]

a piece of absorbent material inserted into an opening to keep it open, or especially to widen it gradually as the material absorbs moisture (24 of 75 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tent--3

Random House Dictionary:

tent | tent dress [sense-specific]

a portable shelter of skins, canvas, plastic, or the like, supported by one ... | something that resembles a tent. | tent dress | to lodge in tents. | ... (25 of 129 words, 10 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/tent

Macmillan British Dictionary:

tent [countable] | tents [plural]

a shelter made of cloth and supported with poles and ropes (11 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/tent

Cambridge Dictionary:

tent

a shelter made of cloth, which you can fold up and carry with you and which is supported by poles and ropes (22 of 27 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/tent

Encarta Dictionary:

tent [entry 1] | tents [plural] | tented [past tense] | tenting [present participle]

a collapsible movable shelter consisting of a tough fabric or plastic cover held up by poles and kept in place by ropes and pegs | something that ... (26 of 145 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719086​/definition​.html  [offline]

tent [entry 2] | tents [plural] | tented [past tense] | tenting [present participle]

a cone-shaped expandable plug of soft material such as gauze used to keep a wound or orifice open | to open or expand a wound or orifice with a tent (29 of 70 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719087​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

pretorium | pretoriums [plural]

Origin: Latin praetorium, from praetor.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pretorium

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Praetorium

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Praetorium"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Praetorium"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Praetorium

Pretorium

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Pretorium"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Pretorium"

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