Found 2 items, similar to Vent.
English → English
n 1: a hole for the escape of gas or air [syn: venthole
2: external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower
3: a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some
other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
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”
gave vent to his anger”
v 1: give expression or utterance to; “She vented her anger”
“The graduates gave vent to cheers”
, 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”
, air out
English → English
, n. [F. vente, fr. L. vendere, -itum, to sell; perh.
confused with E. vent an opening. See Vend
Sale; opportunity to sell; market. [Obs.] --Shelton.
There is no vent for any commodity but of wool. --Sir
, v. t.
To sell; to vend. [Obs.]
Therefore did those nations vent such spice. --Sir W.
, n. [Sp. venta a poor inn, sale, market. See Vent
A baiting place; an inn. [Obs.]
, v. i. [Cf. F. venter to blow, vent wind (see
); but prob influenced by E. vent an opening.]
To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort. [Obs.] --Spenser.
, n. [OE. fent, fente, a slit, F. fente a slit,
cleft, fissure, from fendre to split, L. findere; but
probably confused with F. vent wind, L. ventus. See
, and cf. Vent to snuff.]
1. 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
Look, how thy wounds do bleed at many vents. --Shak.
Long't was doubtful, both so closely pent,
Which first should issue from the narrow vent.
(a) (Zo["o]l.) The anal opening of certain invertebrates
and fishes; also, the external cloacal opening of
reptiles, birds, amphibians, and many fishes.
(b) (Gun.) The opening at the breech of a firearm, through
which fire is communicated to the powder of the
(c) (Steam Boilers) Sectional area of the passage for
gases divided by the length of the same passage in
3. Fig.: Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or
4. Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression;
Without the vent of words. --Milton.
Thou didst make tolerable vent of thy travel.
To give vent to
, to suffer to escape; to let out; to pour
forth; as, to give vent to anger.
To take vent
, to escape; to be made public. [R.]
(Zo["o]l.), one of the anal, or crissal,
feathers of a bird.
(Gun.), a flat raised surface around a vent.
(a) A bush. See 4th Bush
, n., 2.
(b) A breech block.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vented
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To let out at a vent, or small aperture; to give passage
or outlet to.
2. To suffer to escape from confinement; to let out; to
utter; to pour forth; as, to vent passion or complaint.
The queen of heaven did thus her fury vent.
3. To utter; to report; to publish. [Obs.]
By mixing somewhat true to vent more lies. --Milton.
Thou hast framed and vented very curious orations.
4. To scent, as a hound. [Obs.] --Turbervile.
5. To furnish with a vent; to make a vent in; as, to vent. a