Definition of Vent

1. Noun. A hole for the escape of gas or air.

Exact synonyms: Blowhole, Vent-hole, Venthole
Group relationships: Air Duct, Air Passage, Airway
Generic synonyms: Hole
Specialized synonyms: Smoke Hole
Derivative terms: Ventilate



2. Verb. Give expression or utterance to. "The graduates gave vent to cheers"
Exact synonyms: Give Vent, Ventilate
Generic synonyms: Evince, Express, Show
Derivative terms: Venter, Ventilation

3. Noun. External opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate.
Generic synonyms: Opening, Orifice, Porta

4. Verb. Expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen. "Air out the smoke-filled rooms"
Exact synonyms: Air, Air Out, Ventilate
Generic synonyms: Freshen, Refresh
Derivative terms: Venting, Ventilator

5. Noun. A fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt.
Exact synonyms: Volcano
Generic synonyms: Cleft, Crack, Crevice, Fissure, Scissure
Examples of category: Eructation, Eruption, Extravasation, Active

6. Noun. A slit in a garment (as in the back seam of a jacket).
Generic synonyms: Slit

7. Noun. Activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion. "He gave vent to his anger"
Exact synonyms: Outlet, Release
Generic synonyms: Activity

Definition of Vent

1. n. Sale; opportunity to sell; market.

2. v. t. To sell; to vend.

3. n. A baiting place; an inn.

4. v. i. To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort.

5. n. 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. v. t. To let out at a vent, or small aperture; to give passage or outlet to.

7. n. Sale; opportunity to sell; market.

8. v. t. To sell; to vend.

9. n. A baiting place; an inn.

10. v. i. To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort.

11. n. 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.

12. v. t. To let out at a vent, or small aperture; to give passage or outlet to.

Definition of Vent

1. Noun. An opening through which gases, especially air, can pass. ¹

2. Noun. The opening of a volcano from which lava flows. ¹

3. Noun. A verbalized frustration. ¹

4. Noun. The excretory opening of lower orders of vertebrates. ¹

5. Noun. A slit in the seam of a garment. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To allow gases to escape. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To allow to escape through a vent. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To express. ¹

9. Noun. Ventriloquism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Vent

1. to provide with a vent (an opening for the escape of gas or liquid) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Vent

1. To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort. Origin: Cf. F. Venter to blow, vent wind (see Ventilate); but prob influenced by E. Vent an opening. 1. 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. "Look, how thy wounds do bleed at many vents." (Shak) "Long't was doubtful, both so closely pent, Which first should issue from the narrow vent." (Pope) 2. Specifically: The anal opening of certain invertebrates and fishes; also, the external cloacal opening of reptiles, birds, amphibians, and many fishes. The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole. Sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet. 3. Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet. 4. Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance. "Without the vent of words." (Milton) "Thou didst make tolerable vent of thy travel." (Shak) To give vent to, to suffer to escape; to let out; to pour forth; as, to give vent to anger. To take vent, to escape; to be made public. Vent feather A bush. See 4th Bush. A breech block. Origin: OE. Fent, fente, a slit, F. Fente a slit, cleft, fissure, from fendre to split, L. Findere; but probably confused with F. Vent wind, L. Ventus. See Fissure, and cf. Vent to snuff. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vent

venous pressure
venous pulse
venous return
venous segments of liver
venous segments of the kidney
venous sinus
venous sinus of sclera
venous sinuses
venous star
venous stars
venous stasis
venous thrombosis
venous valve
venously
venovenostomy
vent (current term)
vent-hole
vent one's spleen
vent stack
venta
ventage
ventages
ventail
ventaile
ventailes
ventails
ventana
ventanas
ventayle
ventayles

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