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Dictionary Definition

vent

Noun

1 a hole for the escape of gas or air [syn: venthole, vent-hole, blowhole]
2 external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate
3 a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt [syn: volcano]
4 a slit in a garment (as in the back seam of a jacket)
5 activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger" [syn: release, outlet]

Verb

1 give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers" [syn: ventilate, give vent]
2 expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms" [syn: ventilate, air out, air]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. An opening through which gases, especially air, can pass.
  2. The opening of a volcano from which lava flows.
  3. A verbalized frustration.
  4. The excretory opening of lower orders of vertebrates.
  5. A slit in the seam of a garment.

Translations

an opening through which gases, especially air, can pass
the opening of a volcano from which lava flows
a verbalized frustration
the excretory opening of lower orders of vertebrates
a slit in the seam of a garment

Verb

  1. To allow gases to escape.
    The stove vents to the outside.
  2. To allow to escape through a vent.
    Exhaust is vented to the outside.
  3. In the context of "transitive|intransitive": To express.
    He vents his anger violently.

Translations

to allow gases to escape
to allow to escape through a vent
to express

Noun

vent
  1. wind (movement of air).

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

vent (plural: venten)

French

Pronunciation

  • /vɑ̃/
  • /vA~/

Noun

vent
  1. wind (movement of air).

See also

Norwegian

Adjective

vent
  1. Neuter of ven

Verb

vent
  1. Imperative of vente

Extensive Definition

Vent may refer to:
  • Volcano, an opening in the Earth's surface which allows molten rock, ash and gases to escape
    • Deep sea vent, or "black smoker", a type of hydrothermal vent found on the ocean floor
  • Plumbing drainage venting, pipes leading from fixtures to the outdoors, usually via the roof
  • Flue, a duct, pipe, or chimney for conveying exhaust gases; see also Chimney
  • Duct (HVAC), used in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning to deliver and remove air
  • Vent (radio series), a dark comedy series produced for BBC Radio 4 in 2006
  • An outlet of a biological ventilation system that allows the exchange of air; see gas exchange
  • An external opening of a urinary or genital system in lower vertebrates (eg - salamanders)
  • Vent, Austria, a village in the Ötztal Alps
  • Ventrilo, an Internet VoIP chat system service
  • A narrow slot in a vending machine or slot machine through which to introduce money, coins, or tokens.
  • The various attacks used by characters in Kamen Rider Ryuki are known as "Vents" (such as "Kick Vent", "Sword Vent", etc).
  • An expression of anger or frustration.
  • Vent (Mega Man), a character in the Mega Man ZX video game series.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

air, air duct, air hole, air passage, air shaft, air tube, airway, announce, aperture, armhole, articulate, articulation, assert, avenue, blow, blow out, blowhole, blurt out, break, break it to, break the news, breakout, breathe, breathing hole, broadcast, brolly, bullet-hole, bunghole, cast out, channel, chute, clean out, clear, clear away, clear off, clear out, clear the decks, come out with, communicate, confide, confide to, cringle, deadeye, debouch, declare, defecate, deliverance, delivery, deplete, discharge, divulgate, divulge, door, drain, drogue chute, duct, dump, egress, eject, eliminate, emanation, emergence, emersion, emission, emit, empty, empty out, emunctory, enunciate, escape, escapism, estuary, evacuate, evasion, evulgate, exhaust, exit, expel, express, extrication, extrusion, eye, eyelet, fissure, flight, floodgate, flue, flume, freeing, fumarole, funnel, gasket, getaway, give, give off, give out, give vent to, grommet, guide, harness, hole, inlet, issuance, issue, jailbreak, keyhole, knothole, leak, leakage, let get around, let go, let in on, let loose, let out, liberation, loop, loophole, loose, louver, louverwork, make known, make public, manhole, mousehole, naris, nostril, opening, orifice, out, out with, outcome, outfall, outgate, outgo, outlet, pack, parachute, parachute jump, passage, peephole, pigeonhole, pinhole, pipe, placket, placket hole, pore, port, porthole, prisonbreak, proclaim, pronounce, publish, punch-hole, purge, put, release, remove, rescue, reveal, riddance, sally port, scour out, setting-free, shaft, shroud lines, sky dive, slit, slot, sluice, spilehole, spiracle, spout, state, statement, surfacing, sweep out, tap, tell, throw off, throw out, touchhole, transom, umbrella, unclog, unfoul, unleash, utter, utterance, ventage, venthole, ventiduct, ventilate, ventilating shaft, ventilator, verbalization, verbalize, vocalization, voice, void, vomitory, way out, weir, wind tunnel
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