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Vent meaning

vent - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion; " she had no other outlet for her feelings"; " he gave vent to his anger"
  2. 2. a slit in a garment ( as in the back seam of a jacket)
  3. 3. Sale; opportunity to sell; market.
  4. 4. To sell; to vend.
  5. 5. A baiting place; an inn.
  6. 6. To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort.
  7. 7. The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole.
  8. 8. Sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet.
  9. 9. Fig.: Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet.
  10. 10. Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance.
  11. 11. To let out at a vent, or small aperture; to give passage or outlet to.
  12. 12. To suffer to escape from confinement; to let out; to utter; to pour forth; as, to vent passion or complaint.
  13. 13. To utter; to report; to publish.
  14. 14. To scent, as a hound.
  15. 15. To furnish with a vent; to make a vent in; as, to vent. a mold.
  16. 16. An opening to let air, & c., escape; touch- hole of a firearm; outlet; discharge.
  17. 17. To let out; publish; pour forth.

vent - examples of usage

  1. March perceived that Fulkerson was about to vent another inspiration, and smiled patiently. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. The upper country also soon became more opened, and gave freer vent from above to the waters. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. I vent to see de man, because Mary Magna told me he vas a vunderful type, and I said I'd pay him a tousand dollars on de contract. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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