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dent 1

 (dĕnt)
n.
1. A depression in a surface made by pressure or a blow: a dent in the side of a car.
2. Informal A significant, usually diminishing effect or impression: The loss put a dent in the team's confidence.
3. Informal Meaningful progress; headway: at least made a dent in the work.
v. dent·ed, dent·ing, dents
v.tr.
To make a dent in.
v.intr.
To become dented: a fender that dents easily.

[Middle English dent, variant of dint, blow, from Old English dynt.]

dent 2

 (dĕnt)
n.
See tooth.

[French; see dentist.]

dent

(dɛnt)
n
1. a hollow or dip in a surface, as one made by pressure or a blow
2. an appreciable effect, esp of lessening: a dent in our resources.
vb
to impress or be impressed with a dent or dents
[C13 (in the sense: a stroke, blow): variant of dint]

dent

(dɛnt)
n
1. (General Engineering) a toothlike protuberance, esp the tooth of a sprocket or gearwheel
2. (Textiles) textiles the space between two wires in a loom through which a warp thread is drawn
[C16: from French: tooth]

dent1

(dɛnt)

n.
1. a hollow or depression in a surface, as from a blow.
2. a noticeable effect, esp. of reduction: a dent in one's pride.
3. slight progress: I haven't made a dent in this pile of work.
v.t.
4. to make a dent in or on; indent.
5. to have the effect of reducing or slightly injuring: The caustic remark dented my ego.
v.i.
6. to show dents; become dented.
[1250–1300; Middle English dente, variant of dint]

dent2

(dɛnt)

n.
[1545–55; < Middle French < Latin dēns tooth]

dent.

1. dental.
2. dentist.
3. dentistry.

dent

- As in "notch," it comes from the French word for tooth; its original meaning was "blow, stroke" in general.
See also related terms for notch.

dent


Past participle: dented
Gerund: denting

Imperative
dent
dent
Present
I dent
you dent
he/she/it dents
we dent
you dent
they dent
Preterite
I dented
you dented
he/she/it dented
we dented
you dented
they dented
Present Continuous
I am denting
you are denting
he/she/it is denting
we are denting
you are denting
they are denting
Present Perfect
I have dented
you have dented
he/she/it has dented
we have dented
you have dented
they have dented
Past Continuous
I was denting
you were denting
he/she/it was denting
we were denting
you were denting
they were denting
Past Perfect
I had dented
you had dented
he/she/it had dented
we had dented
you had dented
they had dented
Future
I will dent
you will dent
he/she/it will dent
we will dent
you will dent
they will dent
Future Perfect
I will have dented
you will have dented
he/she/it will have dented
we will have dented
you will have dented
they will have dented
Future Continuous
I will be denting
you will be denting
he/she/it will be denting
we will be denting
you will be denting
they will be denting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been denting
you have been denting
he/she/it has been denting
we have been denting
you have been denting
they have been denting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been denting
you will have been denting
he/she/it will have been denting
we will have been denting
you will have been denting
they will have been denting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been denting
you had been denting
he/she/it had been denting
we had been denting
you had been denting
they had been denting
Conditional
I would dent
you would dent
he/she/it would dent
we would dent
you would dent
they would dent
Past Conditional
I would have dented
you would have dented
he/she/it would have dented
we would have dented
you would have dented
they would have dented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dent - an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening); "it made a dent in my bank account"
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
2.dent - a depression scratched or carved into a surfacedent - a depression scratched or carved into a surface
imprint, impression, depression - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
scotch, score - a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
3.dent - an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)dent - an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
blemish, mar, defect - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
dig - a small gouge (as in the cover of a book); "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"
Verb1.dent - make a depression into; "The bicycle dented my car"
twist, bend, deform, flex, turn - cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"

dent

verb
1. make a dent in, press in, gouge, depress, hollow, imprint, push in, dint, make concave The table's brass feet dented the carpet's thick pile.
2. diminish, reduce, lower, shake, undermine, erode, impair, sap, take the edge off, sap the strength of His constant criticisms dented my confidence.
noun
1. hollow, chip, indentation, depression, impression, pit, dip, crater, ding (Austral. dated & N.Z. informal), dimple, concavity There was a dent in the bonnet of the car.
Translations
اِنْبِعاجحَدَبَه، طَعْجَهيَحْدِبُ، يَطْعَجُيَنْبَعِجُ
promáčknoutpromáčknutípromáčklina
bulelave bule
lommolommoontuakolhiakolo
udubinaudubiti
behorpaszt
beygla
へこみへこむ
움푹 들어가게 하다움푹 패인 곳
įlenkti
atstāt iespiedumuiedobumsiespiedumsiespiest
preboriť
udretiudrtina
buckla
ทำให้เป็นรอยบุ๋มรอยบุ๋ม
làm lõmvết lõm

dent

[dent]
A. N (in metal) → abolladura f; (in wood) → muesca f, marca f
to make a dent in sth [+ metal] → abollar algo; [+ wood] → hacer una muesca or marca en algo
it's made a dent in my savingsse ha comido una buena parte de mis ahorros
B. VT
1. [+ car, hat etc] → abollar
2. (fig) [+ enthusiasm, confidence] → hacer mella en
his reputation was somewhat dentedsu reputación quedó un tanto en entredicho
his pride was somewhat dentedsu orgullo resultó un tanto herido

dent

[ˈdɛnt]
nbosse f
to make a dent in sth [+ car] → faire une bosse dans qch
to make a dent in one's savings (fig)entamer ses économies
vt
(= make a dent in) [+ car] → cabosser
(fig) (= shake) → ébranler

dent

n (in metal) → Beule f, → Delle f (inf); (in wood) → Kerbe f, → Delle f (inf); that made a dent in his savings (inf)das hat ein Loch in seine Ersparnisse gerissen; that made a bit of a dent in his pride/confidence (inf)das hat seinen Stolz/sein Selbstbewusstsein ganz schön angeknackst (inf)
vt hat, car, wingeinbeulen, verbeulen; wood, tableeine Delle machen in (+acc); (inf) pride, confidenceanknacksen (inf); image, reputationschaden (+dat); hopes, profitsdahinschwinden lassen; dented cans are usually cheapereingebeulte Dosen sind meist billiger
vi (metal etc)sich einbeulen; (wood, table)eindellen

dent

[dɛnt]
1. n (in metal) → ammaccatura, bozzo; (in wood) → tacca, intaccatura
to make a dent in (fig) → intaccare
the holiday left a dent in our savings → la vacanza ha intaccato i nostri risparmi
2. vt (car, hat) → ammaccare; (fig) → intaccare

dent

(dent) noun
a small hollow made by pressure or a blow. My car has a dent where it hit a tree.
verb
to make such a hollow in. The car was dented when it hit a wall.

dent

اِنْبِعاج, يَنْبَعِجُ promáčknout, promáčknutí bule Delle, einbeulen βαθούλωμα, βαθουλώνω abolladura, abollar kolhia, lommo bosse, cabosser udubina, udubiti ammaccare, ammaccatura へこみ, へこむ 움푹 들어가게 하다, 움푹 패인 곳 deuk, deuken bulke, hakk wklęśnięcie, wygiąć amassar, amasso, amolgadela, amolgar вмятина, делать вмятину buckla ทำให้เป็นรอยบุ๋ม, รอยบุ๋ม göçük, göçürmek làm lõm, vết lõm 使凹陷, 凹痕
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Bernard and the Dent du Midi on the other, pretty Vevay in the valley, and Lausanne upon the hill beyond, a cloudless blue sky overhead, and the bluer lake below, dotted with the picturesque boats that look like white-winged gulls.
You might easily dent it with your thumb; it is of a hue between yellow and ash color.
Then the Breithorn and the Dent Blanche caught the radiant glow; but "the intervening mass of Monte Rosa made it necessary for us to climb many long hours before we could hope to see the sun himself, yet the whole air soon grew warmer after the splendid birth of the day.
They don't think nothing of pulling a shot-tower up by the roots, and belting a Sunday-school superinten- dent over the head with it -- or any other man.
I believe there is quite a party assembled there; Lord Ingram, Sir George Lynn, Colonel Dent, and others.
But presently Dent brings up a poor fellow who has killed a hare, and when I've got through my 'justicing,' as Carroll calls it, I'm inclined for a ride round the glebe, and on my way back I meet with the master of the workhouse, who has got a long story of a mutinous pauper to tell me; and so the day goes on, and I'm always the same lazy fellow before evening sets in.
But at the "Trois Couronnes," it must be added, there are other features that are much at variance with these suggestions: neat German waiters, who look like secretaries of legation; Russian princesses sitting in the garden; little Polish boys walking about held by the hand, with their governors; a view of the sunny crest of the Dent du Midi and the picturesque towers of the Castle of Chillon.
There was one great dent across the top that had the appearance of a mocking grin, and it drove us furious, so that Harris rushed at the thing, and caught it up, and flung it far into the middle of the river, and as it sank we hurled our curses at it, and we got into the boat and rowed away from the spot, and never paused till we reached Maidenhead.
And so it was that Western material achievement and progress made no dent on the rounded sleep of China.
If the Reindeer still floats, the dent of the iron bar remains in the hard-wood rail of her cockpit.
A part of the wall was shattered, as if by gunpowder, and the fragments had been blown off with force sufficient to dent the wall on the opposite side of the room.
Under the most splendid house in the city is still to be found the cellar where they store their roots as of old, and long after the superstructure has disappeared posterity remark its dent in the earth.