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A tent is a temporary or semipermanent shelter device, consisting of sheets of fabric or other material draped over or attached to a frame of poles. It is fairly easy to assemble (pitch) or disassemble, and is usually portable. Tents may be attached to the ground with stakes and guy lines (ropes). Tents were first used by nomadic peoples, but today, their main application is camping. Modern tents are usually made of fire-resistant material. Tents range in size from single person camping tents to huge circus tents. Outdoor weddings and festivals often take place in large tents.

Basic modern tent parts

Modern tent types

This is a dining fly.

This is a basic dome tent, shown without rain fly or stakes.
Traditional tent types include the yurt, the wigwam, and the tipi.