What does dent mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dent(noun)

    an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)

    "it made a dent in my bank account"

  2. incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent(noun)

    a depression scratched or carved into a surface

  3. dent, ding, gouge, nick(verb)

    an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

  4. indent, dent(verb)

    make a depression into

    "The bicycle dented my car"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dent(noun)

    a stroke; a blow

  2. Dent(noun)

    a slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a blow or by pressure; an indentation

  3. Dent(verb)

    to make a dent upon; to indent

  4. Dent(noun)

    a tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc

  5. Origin: [F., fr. L. dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dent

    dent, n. a small hollow made by the pressure or blow of a harder body on a softer.—v.t. to make a mark by means of a blow.—p.adj. Dent′ed, marked with dents: indented. [A variant of dint.]

  2. Dent

    dent, n. a notch.—v.t. to notch. [Confused with the preceding, but from Fr. dent, tooth—L. dens, dentis.]

Editors Contribution

  1. dent

    Dent is to become weaken.

    Dent is a state of decreased or diminished a pain encounter from the accident.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marc Baum:

    Over 7,000 people a day are contracting HIV … mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, if we can make a dent in that with our technology, it would make an enormous impact.

  2. Terry Kerby:

    We guessed right, and the very first thing that came out of the dark was that giant hangar door. And then the conning tower was totally intact, laying on its side with three periscopes sticking out without a dent in them.

  3. Albert Rizzo:

    It is a cancer that deserves awareness because we need to advocate for more research money to help find early tumors and treatments that are more effective and allow long-term survival for individuals, we can put a dent in the number of people who die.

  4. George Walker Bush:

    Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. referring to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

  5. Terry Kerby:

    If we misguessed, we could have spent the entire dive looking at barren bottom, we guessed right, and the very first thing that came out of the dark was that giant hangar door. And then the conning tower was totally intact, laying on its side with three periscopes sticking out without a dent in them.

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