Pronunciation Noun

ent (plural ents) (feminine entwife)

  1. (fantasy) A fictional, large, humanoid, mobile talking tree in works by J. R. R. Tolkien.
    • 2003, Walter Scheps, "The Fairy-tale Morality of The Lord of the Rings", in Jared Lobdell (ed.), A Tolkien Compass
      […] and that fine young ent Quickbeam is merely a minor crux in an Old English glossary (the name Quickbeam means 'living tree' in Old English).
    • 2003, Colin Duriez, Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship
      Tolkien's Treebeard, his Ent creation, was inspired by Lewis, especially his sometimes emphatic deep voice
    • 2003, Ralph C. Wood, The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-earth
      Tolkien perhaps speaks for himself when he has Treebeard confess that "nobody cares for the woods as I care for them," and when this same Ent also warns that "the withering of all woods may be drawing near"
  • German: Ent
  • Russian: энт

ent (ents, present participle enting; past and past participle ented)

  1. (dialect, British, Devon) To empty or pour.
    • 1976, K. C. Phillips: Westcountry Words and Ways, David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1976, p. 47
      A Truro correspondent remembers being sent to buy a teapot with the admonition 'and see he got a good ent to un'; that is, of course, a good 'pour'.
      "Enting down with rain" is still occasionally heard.



  1. (medical) Initialism of ear, nose and throat
  2. (medical) An otorhinolaryngologist; an ear, nose and throat doctor.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: ORL
  • German: HNO
  • Italian: ORL
  • Russian: ЛОР
  • Spanish: ORL

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