What does vent mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vent.

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"


  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

  16. Origin: [Sp. venta a poor inn, sale, market. See Vent sale.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vent

    vent, n. a small opening to let air, &c., escape: the flue of a chimney: the opening in the top of a barrel allowing air to pass in as the liquid is drawn out: a gimlet used to extract a little liquid from a barrel for sampling purposes: discharge: escape: passage into notice: publication, utterance, voice: the anus of birds and fishes: (mil.) the opening at the breech of a firearm through which fire is conveyed to the charge, the touch-hole.—v.t. to give a vent or opening to: to let out, as at a vent: to allow to escape: to publish: to pour forth.—ns. Vent′āge (Shak.), a vent, a small hole; Ven′tail (Spens.), same as Aventail; Vent′-bush′ing, -piece, a copper cylinder inserted through the walls of a cannon over the seat of the charge and preventing the escaping gases from injuring the metal near the vent; Vent′er, one who vents or publishes.—adj. Ventic′ūlar.—ns. Vent′-peg, -plug, a plug for stopping the vent of a barrel; Vent′-pipe, an escape-pipe.—Give vent to, to allow to escape or break out. [Altered form of fent, M. E. fente—O. Fr. fente, a slit.]

  2. Vent

    vent, n. scent: (hunting) the act of taking breath.—v.i. to sniff, snort: to take breath: (Scot.) of a chimney, to draw.—Vent up (Spens.), to lift so as to give air. [O. Fr.,—L. ventus, wind.]

  3. Vent

    vent, n. the act of selling, sale: market. [O. Fr. vente—Low L. vendita, a sale—L. vendĕre, -dĭtum, to sell.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Maudsley:

    The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.

  2. Democratic President Barack Obama:

    Early on, often times, voters want to just vent and vote their passions.

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Caresses are a wind blowing from within. (Les caresses sont un vent - Qui souffle du dedans.)

  4. Sean Mayers:

    An anonymous note with a sarcastic message is the least mean way to vent your frustration with a neighbor.

  5. Sofia Savvantidou:

    We are concerned that gridlock could see politicians vent towards the lowest common denominator -- utilities.

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Translations for vent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • منفسArabic
  • výlev, průduch, jícenCzech
  • Ausbruchkanal, ablassen, Luftloch, entlüften, ÖffnungGerman
  • ano, chimenea, cloaca, ventilación, respiraderoSpanish
  • purkaa, viemärisuoli, purkautumisaukko, venttiili, kloaakki, aukkoFinnish
  • goshálsurFaroese
  • cheminée, ventiler, cloaque, bouche d'aérationFrench
  • màsScottish Gaelic
  • towlManx
  • ano, camino, sfiatatoio, bocchetta, sfogoItalian
  • aumanga, putanga hauMāori
  • ventilerenDutch
  • срывать, отдушина, вентиляционное отверстие, изливать, выпускать, выход, выражать, изливание, выпустить, анальное отверстие, выражение, выразить, сорвать, жерло вулкана, выходное отверстие, излитьRussian
  • havalandırmak, yırtmaçTurkish

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