an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)
"it made a dent in my bank account"
incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent(noun)
a depression scratched or carved into a surface
dent, ding, gouge, nick(verb)
an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
make a depression into
"The bicycle dented my car"
a stroke; a blow
a slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a blow or by pressure; an indentation
to make a dent upon; to indent
a tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc
Origin: [F., fr. L. dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
dent, n. a notch.—v.t. to notch. [Confused with the preceding, but from Fr. dent, tooth—L. dens, dentis.]
Dent is to become weaken.
Dent is a state of decreased or diminished a pain encounter from the accident.
The numerical value of dent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of dent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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.
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.
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.
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
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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Translations for dent
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- щърбел, вдлъбнатина, нащърбвамBulgarian
- eindellen, Beule, einbeulen, DelleGerman
- βαθούλωμα, κοίλωμα, βαθουλώνωGreek
- abollar, abolladuraSpanish
- lommo, lommoontua, koloFinnish
- cabosser, cabossure, accroc, bosseFrench
- horpadás, horpad, horpasztHungarian
- ammaccatura, ammaccareItalian
- 凹み, 凹む, 凹ませるJapanese
- krijgen, buts, deuk, blutsen, deuken, bluts, indeukenDutch
- bulk, bulke, bungel, få en bulkNorwegian
- amassado, amassarPortuguese
- udubina, udubljenje, uleknućeSerbo-Croatian
- oyuk, göçük, çökmeTurkish
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