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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word PENT.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pent, shut up(p)adjective

    closely confined


  1. pentverb


  2. pentadjective

    Confined in a pen, imprisoned.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pentpart. pass. of pen.

    Shut up.

    Cut my lace asunder,
    That my pent heart may have some scope to beat. William Shakespeare.

    The son of Clarence have I pent up close. William Shakespeare.

    Pent to linger
    But with a grain a day, I would not buy
    Their mercy. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Their armour help’d their harm, crush’d in, and bruis’d
    Into their substance pent. John Milton.

    The soul pure fire, like ours, of equal force;
    But pent in flesh, must issue by discourse. Dryden.

    Pent up in Utica he vainly forms
    A poor epitome of Roman greatness. Joseph Addison, Cato.


  1. pent

    1) A word prefix derived from Greek, meaning five. 2) Short for pentagon or pentagram, which are five-sided shapes. 3) In a more colloquial sense, it can also mean contained or held back, often used in the phrase "pent-up," referring to emotions or energy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pent

    of Pen

  2. Pentverb

    penned or shut up; confined; -- often with up

  3. Etymology: [From Pen, v. t.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pent

    pa.t. and pa.p. of pen, to shut up.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PENT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pent is ranked #68122 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Pent surname appeared 289 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Pent.

    86.5% or 250 total occurrences were White.
    7.2% or 21 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.5% or 13 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PENT in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PENT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of PENT in a Sentence

  1. Neil Saunders:

    Malls have certainly recovered from for the pandemic, consumer spending right now is robust. People haven't spent all of the stimulus money yet. There's pent-up demand. That's why retailers are reporting stellar numbers.

  2. Kieran Curtis:

    There is pent-up demand for exposure to China, but we are probably in a period when the world is happy not to hold too much of it, you get a pretty decent (bond) yield but people will be reluctant to pile in because of expectations of currency depreciation.

  3. Joel Kan:

    Investors are contemplating the risks of the recent resurgence of Covid-19 cases to the labor market and economy, and Treasury rates and mortgage rates are moving lower as a result, the weakening in activity is potentially a signal that pent-up demand is starting to wane and that low housing supply is limiting prospective buyers' options.

  4. Rolando Aedo:

    Domestic tourism came back like gangbusters, we expanded our market share of domestic visitors driven partially by the fact that Florida and Miami were open when others weren’t and there was a lot of pent-up demand.

  5. Stephen Jen:

    I'm not sure the lack of liquidity for calendar reasons will make that much of a difference. I could be wrong though, we want to get it over with, get a fresh start to the year, no pent up expectations. In fact, if they don't do it in December then January would be volatile.

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    A busy
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