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.

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