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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Noun vent has 5 senses

Verb vent has 2 senses


ventn. [F. vente, fr. L. vendere, -itum, to sell; perh. confused with E. vent an opening. See Vend.].
     Sale; opportunity to sell; market.  Shelton.  [1913 Webster]
    "There is no vent for any commodity but of wool."  [1913 Webster]
ventv. t. 
     To sell; to vend.  [1913 Webster]
    "Therefore did those nations vent such spice."  [1913 Webster]
ventn. [Sp. venta a poor inn, sale, market. See Vent sale.].
     A baiting place; an inn.  [1913 Webster]
ventv. i. [Cf. F. venter to blow, vent wind (see Ventilate); but prob influenced by E. vent an opening.].
     To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
ventn. [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 Fissure, and cf. Vent to snuff.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Look, how thy wounds do bleed at many vents."  [1913 Webster]
    "Long 't was doubtful, both so closely pent,
    Which first should issue from the narrow vent.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Fig.: Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance.  [1913 Webster]
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.] -- Vent feather (Zoöl.), one of the anal, or crissal, feathers of a bird. -- Vent field (Gun.), a flat raised surface around a vent. -- Vent piece. (Gun.) (a) A bush. See 4th Bush, n., 2. (b) A breech block.
ventv. t. 
  •  To let out at a vent, or small aperture; to give passage or outlet to.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To suffer to escape from confinement; to let out; to utter; to pour forth; as, to vent passion or complaint.  [1913 Webster]
    "The queen of heaven did thus her fury vent."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To utter; to report; to publish.  [1913 Webster]
    "By mixing somewhat true to vent more lies."  [1913 Webster]
    "Thou hast framed and vented very curious orations."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To scent, as a hound.  Turbervile.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To furnish with a vent; to make a vent in; as, to vent. a mold.  [1913 Webster]


vent, n. & v.
1 (also vent-hole) a hole or opening allowing motion of air etc. out of or into a confined space.
2 an outlet; free passage or play (gave vent to their indignation).
3 the anus esp. of a lower animal, serving for both excretion and reproduction.
4 the venting of an otter, beaver, etc.
5 an aperture or outlet through which volcanic products are discharged at the earth's surface.
6 a touch-hole of a gun.
7 a finger-hole in a musical instrument.
8 a flue of a chimney.
1 tr. a make a vent in (a cask etc.). b provide (a machine) with a vent.
2 tr. give vent or free expression to (vented my anger on the cat).
3 intr. (of an otter or beaver) come to the surface for breath.

vent one's spleen on scold or ill-treat without cause.
ventless adj.
vent, n. a slit in a garment, esp. in the lower edge of the back of a coat.

ME, var. of fent f. OF fente slip ult. f. L findere cleave



air, air duct, air hole, air passage, air shaft, air tube, airway, announce, aperture, armhole, articulate, articulation, assert, avenue, blow, blow out, blowhole, blurt out, break, break it to, break the news, breakout, breathe, breathing hole, broadcast, brolly, bullet-hole, bunghole, cast out, channel, chute, clean out, clear, clear away, clear off, clear out, clear the decks, come out with, communicate, confide, confide to, cringle, deadeye, debouch, declare, defecate, deliverance, delivery, deplete, discharge, divulgate, divulge, door, drain, drogue chute, duct, dump, egress, eject, eliminate, emanation, emergence, emersion, emission, emit, empty, empty out, emunctory, enunciate, escape, escapism, estuary, evacuate, evasion, evulgate, exhaust, exit, expel, express, extrication, extrusion, eye, eyelet, fissure, flight, floodgate, flue, flume, freeing, fumarole, funnel, gasket, getaway, give, give off, give out, give vent to, grommet, guide, harness, hole, inlet, issuance, issue, jailbreak, keyhole, knothole, leak, leakage, let get around, let go, let in on, let loose, let out, liberation, loop, loophole, loose, louver, louverwork, make known, make public, manhole, mousehole, naris, nostril, opening, orifice, out, out with, outcome, outfall, outgate, outgo, outlet, pack, parachute, parachute jump, passage, peephole, pigeonhole, pinhole, pipe, placket, placket hole, pore, port, porthole, prisonbreak, proclaim, pronounce, publish, punch-hole, purge, put, release, remove, rescue, reveal, riddance, sally port, scour out, setting-free, shaft, shroud lines, sky dive, slit, slot, sluice, spilehole, spiracle, spout, state, statement, surfacing, sweep out, tap, tell, throw off, throw out, touchhole, transom, umbrella, unclog, unfoul, unleash, utter, utterance, ventage, venthole, ventiduct, ventilate, ventilating shaft, ventilator, verbalization, verbalize, vocalization, voice, void, vomitory, way out, weir, wind tunnel




N escape, scape, avolation, elopement, flight, evasion, retreat, narrow escape, hairbreadth escape, close call, come off, impunity, loophole, path, refuse, vent, vent peg, safety valve, drawbridge, fire escape, reprieve, liberation, refugee, escaping, escaped, stolen away, fled, the bird has flown the coop.


N sale, vent, disposal, auction, roup, Dutch auction, outcry, vendue, custom, vendibility, vendibleness, seller, vender, vendor, merchant, auctioneer, under the hammer, on the market, for sale, salable, marketable, vendible, unsalable unpurchased, unbought, on one's hands, chose qui plait est a demi vendue.


N opening, hole, foramen, puncture, perforation, fontanel, transforation, pinhole, keyhole, loophole, porthole, peephole, mousehole, pigeonhole, eye of a needle, eyelet, slot, opening, aperture, apertness, hiation, yawning, oscitancy, dehiscence, patefaction, pandiculation, chasm, embrasure, window, casement, abatjour, light, sky light, fan light, lattice, bay window, bow window, oriel, dormer, lantern, outlet, inlet, vent, vomitory, embouchure, orifice, mouth, sucker, muzzle, throat, gullet, weasand, wizen, nozzle, placket, portal, porch, gate, ostiary, postern, wicket, trapdoor, hatch, door, arcade, cellarway, driveway, gateway, doorway, hatchway, gangway, lich gate, way, path, thoroughfare, channel, passage, passageway, tube, pipe, water pipe, air pipe, vessel, tubule, canal, gut, fistula, adjutage, ajutage, ostium, smokestack, chimney, flue, tap, funnel, gully, tunnel, main, mine, pit, adit, shaft, gallery, alley, aisle, glade, vista, bore, caliber, pore, blind orifice, fulgurite, thundertube, porousness, porosity, sieve, cullender, colander, cribble, riddle, screen, honeycomb, apertion, perforation, piercing, terebration, empalement, pertusion, puncture, acupuncture, penetration, key, opener, master key, password, combination, passe- partout, open, perforated, perforate, wide open, ajar, unclosed, unstopped, oscitant, gaping, yawning, patent, tubular, cannular, fistulous, pervious, permeable, foraminous, vesicular, vasicular, porous, follicular, cribriform, honeycombed, infundibular, riddled, tubulous, tubulated, piped, tubate, opening, aperient, Int, open sesame!.


N egress, exit, issue, emersion, emergence, outbreak, outburst, eruption, proruption, emanation, egression, evacuation, exudation, transudation, extravasation, perspiration, sweating, leakage, percolation, distillation, oozing, gush, outpour, outpouring, effluence, effusion, effluxion, drain, dribbling, defluxion, drainage, outcome, output, discharge, export, expatriation, emigration, remigration, debouch, debouche, emunctory, exodus, emigrant, outlet, vent, spout, tap, sluice, floodgate, pore, vomitory, outgate, sally port, way out, mouth, door, path, conduit, airpipe, effused, outgoing.


N airpipe, air pipe, air tube, airhole, blowhole, breathinghole, venthole, shaft, flue, chimney, funnel, vent, nostril, nozzle, throat, weasand, trachea, bronchus, bronchia, larynx, tonsils, windpipe, spiracle, ventiduct, ventilator, louvre, jalousie, Venetian blinds, blowpipe, pipe, jhilmil, smokestack, screen, window screen, ' artificial lung, iron lung, heart and lung machine.


VB disclose, discover, dismask, draw the veil, draw aside the veil, lift the veil, raise the veil, lift up the veil, remove the veil, tear aside the veil, tear the curtain, unmask, unveil, unfold, uncover, unseal, unkennel, take off the seal, break the seal, lay open, lay bare, expose, open, open up, bare, bring to light, divulge, reveal, break, squeal, tattle, sing, rat, snitch, let into the secret, reveal the secrets of the prison house, tell, breathe, utter, blab, peach, let out, let fall, let drop, let slip, spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, betray, tell tales, come out of school, come out with, give vent, give utterance to, open the lips, blurt out, vent, whisper about, speak out, make public, unriddle, split, acknowledge, allow, concede, grant, admit, own, own up to, confess, avow, throw off all disguise, turn inside out, make a clean breast, show one's hand, show one's cards, unburden one's mind, disburden one's mind, disburden one's conscience, disburden one's heart, open one's mind, lay bare one's mind, tell a piece of one's mind, unbosom oneself, own to the soft impeachment, say the truth, speak the truth, turn King's evidence, Queen's evidence, acknowledge the corn, raise the mask, drop the mask, lift the mask, remove the mask, throw off the mask, expose, lay open, undeceive, unbeguile, disabuse, set right, correct, open the eyes of, d_esillusionner, be disclosed, transpire, come to light, come in sight, become known, escape the lips, come out, ooze out, creep out, leak out, peep out, crop-out, show its face, show its colors, discover itself, break through the clouds, flash on the mind.

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