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Definitions of vent

  1. expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a hole for the escape of gas or air Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. a slit in a garment (as in the back seam of a jacket) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Sale; opportunity to sell; market. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To sell; to vend. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A baiting place; an inn. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The anal opening of certain invertebrates and fishes; also, the external cloacal opening of reptiles, birds, amphibians, and many fishes. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Fig.: Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To let out at a vent, or small aperture; to give passage or outlet to. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To suffer to escape from confinement; to let out; to utter; to pour forth; as, to vent passion or complaint. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To utter; to report; to publish. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To scent, as a hound. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To furnish with a vent; to make a vent in; as, to vent. a mold. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A small opening for the escape of air, liquid, etc.; hence, an outlet; a passage; an utterance; as, to give vent to one's thoughts is a relief; the opening at the breech of firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. To let out through a hole; to utter or express; as, to vent one's spite; to furnish with an outlet; to relieve by speech, etc.; as, to vent oneself in angry words. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. An opening into a cavity or canal, especially one through which the contents of such cavity are discharged, as the anus. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  26. A small opening to let air, etc., escape: the flue of a chimney: discharge: escape: passage to notice: publication: 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. To give a vent or opening to: to let out, as at a vent: to allow to escape: to publish: to pour forth. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. An opening to let air, &c., escape; touch-hole of a firearm; outlet; discharge. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To let out; publish; pour forth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To let out; emit; pour forth; utter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. An opening, as for gas or steam; outlet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Utterance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A small aperture; a hole or passage for air or other fluid to escape; a flue; the opening in a cannon or other piece of artillery through which the fire is communicated to the powder; passage from secrecy to notice; publication; emission; passage; escape from confinement; discharge or means of discharge; the place for the discharge of excrement in birds and fishes. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. Sale; opportunity to sell; demand. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To let out at a small aperture; to suffer to escape; to pour forth; to utter. To give vent to, to let out; to pour forth. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. A small aperture through which air can escape or a fluid is let out; passage from secrecy to publicity; escape; passage; means of discharge; a Scotch name for a chimney. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. To let out; to utter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. The anus; the cloacal or anal aperture in the lower vertebrates. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  39. [Latin] The anus; the cloacal or anal aperture in the lower vertebrates (zool.). na
  40. 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'[=A]GE (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'[=U]LAR.--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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  41. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. vent, n. the act of selling, sale: market. [O. Fr. vente--Low L. vendita, a sale--L. vend[)e]re, -d[)i]tum, to sell.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. Hole or opening allowing passage out of or into confined space, e.g. touchhole of gun, hole in top of barrel to admit air while liquid is being drawn out, finger-hole in musical instrument (also ventage n.), flue of chimney, loophole in embattled wall; = v.- faucet; anus esp. of animals below mammals; (fig.) outlet, free passage, free play, as gave v. to his indignation, impatience found a v.; v.-faucet, hollow gimlet for making v. in cask &c.; v.-hole, v.; v.-peg, peg for stopping v. of barrel, also= v.-faucet; v.-plug, plug for v. of gun, also =v.-peg (1st sense). Hence ventless a. (Vb) make v. in (gun, cask, &c.); give v. to, as vented his disgust in an epigram, with a snort, on the office-boy. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. (Of hunted animal, esp. otter coming to surface of water) take breath; (n.) taking breath. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  45. An outlet, as for pus. American pocket medical dictionary.
  46. The anus. American pocket medical dictionary.
  47. Free discharge. American pocket medical dictionary.
  48. [Fr.] (Mil.) Aperture through which the charge of a gun is fired ; when a match was used, called the Touch-hole. "Serving" the Vent-in muzzle-loading guns-is the stopping the Vent by means of the thumb or a vent-server, while the gun is being sponged out and loaded. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  49. n. [Latin] A small aperture; a hole or passage for air or any fluid to escape;—the flue or funnel of a fireplace ;—the opening at which the excrements are discharged ;—the opening at the breech of a fire-arm; touch-hole;—in architecture, a loop-hole;—the act of opening;—passage; emission;—escape from confinement ;—opportunity to sell; demand ; publication ; issue. Cabinet Dictionary

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