Definitions for ventvɛnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an opening, as in a wall, serving as an outlet for air, fumes, or the like.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. an opening at the earth's surface from which volcanic material, as lava or gas, is emitted.

    Category: Geology

  3. a means of exit or escape; an outlet, as from confinement.

  4. expression; utterance; release:

    giving vent to one's emotions.

  5. the small opening at the breech of a gun by which fire is communicated to the charge.

  6. Zool. the external opening of the cloaca.

    Category: Zoology

  7. (v.t.)to give free play or expression to (an emotion).

  8. to relieve through such expression:

    to vent one's disappointment.

  9. to release or discharge (liquid, smoke, etc.).

    Category: Building Trades

  10. to furnish or provide with a vent or vents.

    Category: Building Trades

  11. (v.i.)to be relieved of pressure or discharged by means of a vent.

  12. (of a marine animal) to rise to the surface of the water to breathe.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  13. to openly express powerful emotions, esp. ones that are normally suppressed.

Origin of vent:

1350–1400; ME (v.): to furnish (a vessel) with a vent, by aphesis < OF aventer, esventer < L ventuswind1


  1. a slit in the back or side of a coat, jacket, or other garment, at the bottom part of a seam.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of vent:

1400–50; late ME vente; r. ME fente < MF, der. of fendre to slit < L findere to split

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vent, venthole, vent-hole, blowhole(noun)

    a hole for the escape of gas or air

  2. vent(noun)

    external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate

  3. vent, volcano(noun)

    a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt

  4. vent(noun)

    a slit in a garment (as in the back seam of a jacket)

  5. release, outlet, vent(verb)

    activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

    "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger"

  6. vent, ventilate, give vent(verb)

    give expression or utterance to

    "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers"

  7. vent, ventilate, air out, air(verb)

    expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen

    "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. vent(noun)ɛnt

    a small hole to let air in or smoke, fumes, etc. out

    a hot air vent in the street

  2. vent(verb)ɛnt

    to release a strong emotion

    a video game that allows him to vent his frustrations


  1. vent(Noun)


  2. Origin: Partly from vent, from ventus and party from éventer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vent(noun)

    sale; opportunity to sell; market

  2. Vent(verb)

    to sell; to vend

  3. Vent(noun)

    a baiting place; an inn

  4. Vent(verb)

    to snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort

  5. Vent(noun)

    a small aperture; a hole or passage for air or any fluid to escape; as, the vent of a cask; the vent of a mold; a volcanic vent

  6. Vent(noun)

    the anal opening of certain invertebrates and fishes; also, the external cloacal opening of reptiles, birds, amphibians, and many fishes

  7. Vent(noun)

    the opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole

  8. Vent(noun)

    sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet

  9. Vent(noun)

    fig.: Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet

  10. Vent(noun)

    emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance

  11. Vent(verb)

    to let out at a vent, or small aperture; to give passage or outlet to

  12. Vent(verb)

    to suffer to escape from confinement; to let out; to utter; to pour forth; as, to vent passion or complaint

  13. Vent(verb)

    to utter; to report; to publish

  14. Vent(verb)

    to scent, as a hound

  15. Vent(verb)

    to furnish with a vent; to make a vent in; as, to vent. a mold


  1. Vent

    Vent is a second studio album by the German metalcore band Caliban. It is the only Caliban album to feature clean vocals by Andreas Dorner.

Translations for vent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a hole to allow air, smoke etc to pass out or in

an air-vent.

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