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"
  2. a hole for the escape of gas or air
  3. give expression or utterance to; " She vented her anger"; " The graduates gave vent to cheers"
  4. external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate
  5. a fissure in the earth's crust ( or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
  6. activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion; " she had no other outlet for her feelings"; " he gave vent to his anger"
  7. a slit in a garment ( as in the back seam of a jacket)
  8. Sale; opportunity to sell; market.
  9. To sell; to vend.
  10. A baiting place; an inn.
  11. To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort.
  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.
  13. The anal opening of certain invertebrates and fishes; also, the external cloacal opening of reptiles, birds, amphibians, and many fishes.
  14. The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole.
  15. Sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet.
  16. Fig.: Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet.
  17. Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance.
  18. To let out at a vent, or small aperture; to give passage or outlet to.
  19. To suffer to escape from confinement; to let out; to utter; to pour forth; as, to vent passion or complaint.
  20. To utter; to report; to publish.
  21. To scent, as a hound.
  22. To furnish with a vent; to make a vent in; as, to vent. a mold.
  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.
  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.
  25. An opening into a cavity or canal, especially one through which the contents of such cavity are discharged, as the anus.
  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.
  27. To give a vent or opening to: to let out, as at a vent: to allow to escape: to publish: to pour forth.
  28. An opening to let air, & c., escape; touch- hole of a firearm; outlet; discharge.
  29. To let out; publish; pour forth.
  30. To let out; emit; pour forth; utter.
  31. An opening, as for gas or steam; outlet.
  32. Utterance.
  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.
  34. Sale; opportunity to sell; demand.
  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.
  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.
  37. To let out; to utter.
  38. The anus; the cloacal or anal aperture in the lower vertebrates.

Quotes of vent

  1. Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them. – Georges Bataille
  2. I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent – Henry Ward Beecher
  3. When you can't do something truly useful, you tend to vent the pent up energy in something useless but available, like snappy dressing. – Lois McMaster Bujold
  4. I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I'm just trying to understand where it came from. – Caleb Carr
  5. Most of my relationships were people in the business. Having said that, me and Tim don't really talk that much about work. He comes into my bit of the house every so often to vent but we don't really have very high, cultured conversations. – Helena Bonham Carter
  6. I'm actually an evil bastard in real life. Fark allows me to vent weirdness. Thank god for that, too. – Drew Curtis
  7. The point is to change one's life. The point is not to give some vent to the emotions that have been destroying one; the point is so to act that one can master them now. – Barbara Deming
  8. I use the music to vent and a lot of the stuff that I am writing about or was writing about contained a lot of anger and anxiety, stress and depression, so that's how the album came out so dark. – Vanilla Ice
  9. Sometimes I like to vent – Victoria Jackson
  10. A lot of women don't know how to vent and deal with emotions. – Picabo Street

Usage examples for vent

  1. He looked wildly around for physical relief, something upon which to vent his rage. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  2. The result of this struggle between mother and daughter was a spectacle so painful that even Ellen, determined to see only sincerity, found it impossible not to suspect a grief that could find so much and such language in which to vent itself. – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  3. Tod gave vent to an expressive whistle. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  4. She was overcome by a certainty of evil, and, when Farwell's boat had disappeared, she strode to the Green and gave vent to her anxiety. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  5. The crew could scarcely refrain from giving vent to their feelings of excitement in a shout. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  6. These remarks somewhat displeased the secretary, who gave vent to his feelings in certain upward turns of his short nose. – The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter by "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams
  7. Fenn gave vent to a half- choked, ironical laugh. – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. If so I pray you not to vent your anger against your friend. – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  9. If they have not been removed, make an opening under one of the legs or at the vent leaving a strip of skin above the vent – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  10. Then he sprang up, and if he did not shout his relief and joy it was because well- trained young men, even though they be not yet out of college, do not give vent to their emotions in public. – The Brown Study by Grace S. Richmond
  11. I entreat you to hear me before you give vent to your hatred on my devoted head. – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  12. This time he gave Long an opportunity to vent his feelings. – The Man Who Wins by Robert Herrick
  13. She gave her feelings free vent – Rachel Gray by Julia Kavanagh
  14. Then he gave vent – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  15. The wind, too, was rising sullenly like a monster roused from its sleep and slowly gathering power to vent its rage. – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  16. Fill the belly of the goose with this stuffing, and tie it close at the neck and vent – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  17. Just as her impatience threatened to vent itself in action, Iorson appeared bearing a third helping of turkey. – A Versailles Christmas-Tide by Mary Stuart Boyd
  18. Mr. Cooley gave vent to a noisy chuckle. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  19. But I presume your genius would have found vent in time if I had not written the book. – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  20. Although he occasionally dropped his impassioned theme to give vent to slight discord, nothing had really been lost from his original motif. – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett

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