Definitions of vent

  1. To sell; to vend.
  2. To utter; to report; to publish.
  3. To scent, as a hound.
  4. To furnish with a vent; to make a vent in; as, to vent. a mold.
  5. 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.
  6. To give a vent or opening to: to let out, as at a vent: to allow to escape: to publish: to pour forth.
  7. To let out; publish; pour forth.
  8. To let out; emit; pour forth; utter.
  9. To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort.
  10. a slit in a garment ( as in the back seam of a jacket)
  11. 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.
  12. To let out; to utter.
  13. a hole for the escape of gas or air
  14. Sale; opportunity to sell; market.
  15. A baiting place; an inn.
  16. 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.
  17. The anal opening of certain invertebrates and fishes; also, the external cloacal opening of reptiles, birds, amphibians, and many fishes.
  18. The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole.
  19. Sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet.
  20. Fig.: Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet.
  21. Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. An opening to let air, & c., escape; touch- hole of a firearm; outlet; discharge.
  25. An opening, as for gas or steam; outlet.
  26. Utterance.
  27. 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.
  28. Sale; opportunity to sell; demand.
  29. 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.
  30. The anus; the cloacal or anal aperture in the lower vertebrates.