What does kent mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kent(noun)

    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 Kent(noun)

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


  1. Kent(ProperNoun)

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

  2. Kent(ProperNoun)

    derived from the place name.

  3. Kent(ProperNoun)

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

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


  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.

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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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jerry Coleman:

    Kent Abbott is in the on-deck circuit.

  2. Nash Young:

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

  3. Andrew Miltenberg:

    She is not sorry, only embarrassed in her social circles. Instead of more half-truths and fabrications, Ms. Kent-Cooke, how about an apology.

  4. George Strait:

    Country music and just music in general really lost a great friend today, his legend will live forever in Texas, though. We ’ll never forget our friend Kent Finlay. Sad day.

  5. Wiltshire Police:

    Kent Police( have) today received a report of a sexual assault having been committed in East Kent in the 1960s, the victim has named Sir Edward Heath in connection with the allegation.

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