Definition of Dent

1. Noun. An appreciable consequence (especially a lessening). "It made a dent in my bank account"

2. Verb. Make a depression into. "The bicycle dented my car"
Exact synonyms: Indent
Generic synonyms: Bend, Deform, Flex, Turn, Twist
Entails: Hit
Derivative terms: Indentation

3. Noun. A depression scratched or carved into a surface.
Exact synonyms: Incision, Prick, Scratch, Slit
Generic synonyms: Depression, Impression, Imprint
Specialized synonyms: Score, Scotch
Derivative terms: Incise, Incisive, Prick, Scratch, Slit, Slit

4. Noun. An impression in a surface (as made by a blow).
Exact synonyms: Ding, Gouge, Nick
Generic synonyms: Blemish, Defect, Mar
Specialized synonyms: Dig
Derivative terms: Gouge

Definition of Dent

1. n. A stroke; a blow.

2. v. t. To make a dent upon; to indent.

3. n. A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.

Definition of Dent

1. Noun. A shallow deformation in the surface of an object, produced by an impact. ¹

2. Noun. (by extension informal) A sudden negative change, such as loss, damage, weakening, consumption or diminution, especially one produced by an external force, event or action ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To impact something, producing a dent. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To develop a dent or dents. ¹

5. Noun. (engineering) A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc. ¹

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Definition of Dent

1. to make a depression in [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Dent

1. 1. Relating to the teeth or dentition, dental. See: odonto-. Origin: L. Dens, tooth 2. A slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a blow or by pressure; an indentation. "A blow that would have made a dent in a pound of butter." (De Quincey) Origin: A variant of Dint. Source: Websters Dictionary (21 Jun 2000)

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