What does KENT mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kentnoun

    a county in southeastern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom, it was the first to be colonized by the Romans

  2. Kent, Rockwell Kentnoun

    United States painter noted for his woodcuts (1882-1971)


  1. Kentnoun

    A maritime county in the southeast of England bordered by Sussex, Surrey, London, the North Sea and the English Channel.

  2. Kentnoun

    derived from the place name.

  3. Kentnoun

    transferred from the surname; of mostly American usage, but never popular.

  4. Etymology: Cent, from Cantium, from *Cantio (compare Old Irish céite 'gathering, folkmoot, hillock').


  1. kent

    Kent is a county in Southeast England, known as the "Garden of England" due to its abundant fruit-growing and hop gardens. The area is rich in history and tradition, featuring numerous historical landmarks, castles and cathedrals. The county borders Greater London to the northwest, Surrey to the west, East Sussex to the southwest, and across the Thames Estuary is the county of Essex.


  1. Kent

    Kent is a county in South East England, and one of the home counties. The ceremonial county boundaries of Kent include the shire county of Kent and the unitary borough of Medway. Kent has a nominal border with France halfway through the Channel Tunnel, as well as a defined boundary with Essex in the middle of the Thames Estuary. The county also borders Greater London to the North West near the towns of Swanley and Dartford, Surrey near Westerham and East Sussex near Tunbridge Wells. Maidstone is its county town and historically Rochester and Canterbury have been accorded city status, though only the latter still holds it. Kent's location between London and continental Europe has led to it being in the front line of several conflicts, including the Battle of Britain during World War II. East Kent was known as Hell Fire Corner during the conflict. England has relied on the county's ports to provide warships through much of the past 800 years; the Cinque Ports in the 12th–14th centuries and Chatham Dockyard in the 16th–20th centuries were of particular importance to the country's security. France can be seen clearly in fine weather from Folkestone, and the iconic White Cliffs of Dover.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kent

    kent, n. (Scot.) a pole, pike.—v.i. to propel a boat by a pole. [Prob. a variant of the verb cant.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kent

    English maritime county in the extreme SE.; lies between the Thames estuary and the Strait of Dover, with Surrey and Sussex on the W.; it is hilly, with marshes in the SE. and on the Thames shore; is watered by the Medway, Stour, and Darent; has beautiful scenery, rich pasturage, and fine agricultural land, largely under hops and market-gardens; a large part of London is in Kent; Maidstone (32) is the county town; Rochester (26) and Canterbury (23) are cathedral cities; Woolwich (99), Gravesend (35), and Dover (33) are seaports, and Margate and Ramsgate watering-places.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. kent

    A maritime county of England, forming the southeastern angle of the kingdom, and approaching nearer to the continent than any other part of the kingdom. It was in this county that the Romans first landed when they invaded Britain. It was then inhabited by the Cantii. Kent was the first kingdom of the Heptarchy established by the Saxons in Britain.

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  1. kent

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  2. KENT

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Kent

    Called by the Romans Cæsar Cantium after the Cantii, who peopled this Kenn, headland or corner, of Albion’s Isle.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. KENT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kent is ranked #778 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kent surname appeared 44,325 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 15 would have the surname Kent.

    83.8% or 37,180 total occurrences were White.
    10.4% or 4,614 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 1,015 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 860 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 359 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 297 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'KENT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3670

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'KENT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4780

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of KENT in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of KENT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of KENT in a Sentence

  1. Cryptologic Warfare Activity 66:

    Chief Kent's drive, determination and tenacity were infectious. Although she has left us way too soon, she will not be forgotten, and her legacy will live on with us.

  2. Nash Young:

    Kent State was four white students in Ohio, jackson State and Orangeburg were black colleges in the South.

  3. Bill Belichick:

    It's sweet, this was the pair's ninth Super Bowl appearance together, the most title games for any head coach and starting quarterback duo in NFL history.Edelman named Super Bowl MVPBrady was 21-for-35 passing for 262 yards, and most of those yards went to wide receiver Julian Edelman, who is boosting his hall-of-fame resume. Edelman -- who was named Super Bowl MVP -- had 10 catches for 141 yards. In addition to already having the second-most receptions in postseason history, Super Bowl MVP's now second all time in postseason receiving yards. Super Bowl MVP trails just the legendary Jerry Rice in both categories.Edelman, who in his college days was a quarterback at Kent State, was drafted by New England in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL draft. Super Bowl MVP is the seventh wide receiver to be named Super Bowl MVP.

  4. Mukaibar Shah:

    Now those scoundrels have started another rumor of Kent Covid variant through media to loot common men. There is no danger of Corona Virus in politicians rally where lakhs of people are called by paying wages from tax payers money and not seen even in farmers' protest

  5. Mark Pollock:

    Whenever I put my Superman costume on as a kid, I didn't have X-ray vision. I had desperately short sight and had to wear big. thick glasses to see, i couldn't leave (glasses) in the phone box like Clark Kent could. That short sight lead me to have a detached retina.

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    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    A jab
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