Definitions for dentdɛnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a hollow or depression in a surface, as from a blow.

  2. a noticeable effect, esp. of reduction:

    a dent in one's pride.

  3. slight progress:

    I haven't made a dent in this pile of work.

  4. (v.t.)to make a dent in or on; indent.

  5. to have the effect of reducing or slightly injuring:

    The caustic remark dented my ego.

  6. (v.i.)to show dents; become dented.

Origin of dent:

1250–1300; ME dente, var. of dint


  1. Category: Machinery

    Ref: tooth (def. 5). 5

Origin of dent:

1545–55; < MF < L dēnstooth


  1. dental.

    Category: Dentistry

  2. dentist.

    Category: Dentistry

  3. dentistry.

    Category: Dentistry

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dent(noun)ɛnt

    a damaged area where the surface of sth has been pushed in

    a dent in the back of the car; The impact dented the space shuttle.

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

Translations for dent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a small hollow made by pressure or a blow

My car has a dent where it hit a tree.

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