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.

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  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. Ric Spooner:

    If the situation drags out then that will be a dent to confidence for investors.

  2. Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter:

    I don't see 50 million Prime users making a huge dent in the 2 billion YouTube user ecosystem.

  3. Jeremy Rich:

    This puts a further dent in our ability to think that silver bullets are ready-in-the making for many cancer types.

  4. Sanjiv Kovil:

    When people around you change, moving from a very process-defined model to a much more agile model, it is definitely making a dent in everyone's thinking.

  5. Ric Spooner:

    As far as the oil market is concerned, the potential ramifications are downward, if the situation drags out then that will be a dent to confidence for investors.

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