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vent 1

 (vĕnt)
n.
1. Forceful expression or release of pent-up thoughts or feelings: give vent to one's anger.
2. An opening permitting the escape of fumes, a liquid, a gas, or steam.
3. The small hole at the breech of a gun through which the charge is ignited.
4. Zoology The excretory opening of the digestive tract in animals such as birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.
5. Geology
a. The opening of a volcano in the earth's crust.
b. An opening on the ocean floor that emits hot water and dissolved minerals.
v. vent·ed, vent·ing, vents
v.tr.
1. To express (one's thoughts or feelings, for example), especially forcefully. See Synonyms at voice.
2. To release or discharge (steam, for example) through an opening.
3. To provide with a vent.
v.intr.
1. To vent one's feelings or opinions: Sorry to go on like that, but I just had to vent.
2. To be released or discharged through an opening.
3. To rise to the surface of water to breathe. Used of a marine mammal.

[Partly from French vent (from Old French) and partly alteration of French évent (from Old French esvent, from esventer, to let out air, from Vulgar Latin *exventāre : Latin ex-; see ex- + Latin ventus, wind; see wē- in Indo-European roots).]

vent′er n.

vent 2

 (vĕnt)
n.
A slit in a garment, as in the back seam of a jacket.

[Middle English vente, alteration (probably influenced by Old French vent, wind) of fente, from Old French, slit, from fendre, to split open, from Latin findere; see fission.]

vent

(vɛnt)
n
1. a small opening for the passage or escape of fumes, liquids, etc
2. (Geological Science) the shaft of a volcano or an aperture in the earth's crust through which lava and gases erupt
3. (Zoology) the external opening of the urinary or genital systems of lower vertebrates
4. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a small aperture at the breech of old guns through which the charge was ignited
5. an exit, escape, or passage
6. give vent to to release (an emotion, passion, idea, etc) in an utterance or outburst
vb (mainly tr)
7. to release or give expression or utterance to (an emotion, idea, etc): he vents his anger on his wife.
8. to provide a vent for or make vents in
9. to let out (steam, liquid, etc) through a vent
[C14: from Old French esventer to blow out, from ex-1 + venter, from Vulgar Latin ventāre (unattested) to be windy, from Latin ventus wind]
ˈventer n
ˈventless adj

vent

(vɛnt)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a vertical slit at the back or both sides of a jacket
vb
(Knitting & Sewing) (tr) to make a vent or vents in (a jacket)
[C15: from Old French fente slit, from fendre to split, from Latin findere to cleave]

vent1

(vɛnt)

n.
1. an opening, as in a wall, serving as an outlet for air, fumes, or the like.
2. an opening at the earth's surface from which volcanic material, as lava or gas, is emitted.
3. a means of exit or escape; an outlet, as from confinement.
4. expression; utterance; release: giving vent to one's emotions.
5. the small opening at the breech of a gun by which fire is communicated to the charge.
6. Zool. the external opening of the cloaca.
v.t.
7. to give free play or expression to (an emotion).
8. to relieve through such expression: to vent one's disappointment.
9. to release or discharge (liquid, smoke, etc.).
10. to furnish or provide with a vent or vents.
v.i.
11. to be relieved of pressure or discharged by means of a vent.
12. (of a marine animal) to rise to the surface of the water to breathe.
13. to openly express powerful emotions, esp. ones that are normally suppressed.
[1350–1400; Middle English (v.): to furnish (a vessel) with a vent, by aphesis < Old French aventer, esventer < Latin ventus wind1]

vent2

(vɛnt)

n.
a slit in the back or side of a coat, jacket, or other garment, at the bottom part of a seam.
[1400–50; late Middle English vente; replacing Middle English fente < Middle French, derivative of fendre to slit < Latin findere to split]

vent


Past participle: vented
Gerund: venting

Imperative
vent
vent
Present
I vent
you vent
he/she/it vents
we vent
you vent
they vent
Preterite
I vented
you vented
he/she/it vented
we vented
you vented
they vented
Present Continuous
I am venting
you are venting
he/she/it is venting
we are venting
you are venting
they are venting
Present Perfect
I have vented
you have vented
he/she/it has vented
we have vented
you have vented
they have vented
Past Continuous
I was venting
you were venting
he/she/it was venting
we were venting
you were venting
they were venting
Past Perfect
I had vented
you had vented
he/she/it had vented
we had vented
you had vented
they had vented
Future
I will vent
you will vent
he/she/it will vent
we will vent
you will vent
they will vent
Future Perfect
I will have vented
you will have vented
he/she/it will have vented
we will have vented
you will have vented
they will have vented
Future Continuous
I will be venting
you will be venting
he/she/it will be venting
we will be venting
you will be venting
they will be venting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been venting
you have been venting
he/she/it has been venting
we have been venting
you have been venting
they have been venting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been venting
you will have been venting
he/she/it will have been venting
we will have been venting
you will have been venting
they will have been venting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been venting
you had been venting
he/she/it had been venting
we had been venting
you had been venting
they had been venting
Conditional
I would vent
you would vent
he/she/it would vent
we would vent
you would vent
they would vent
Past Conditional
I would have vented
you would have vented
he/she/it would have vented
we would have vented
you would have vented
they would have vented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vent - a hole for the escape of gas or airvent - a hole for the escape of gas or air
air duct, air passage, airway - a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something
smoke hole - a vent (as in a roof) for smoke to escape
2.vent - external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate
orifice, porta, opening - an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
3.vent - a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases eruptvent - a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
crack, scissure, cleft, crevice, fissure - a long narrow opening
eructation, extravasation, eruption - (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
active - (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; "active volcanos"
4.vent - a slit in a garment (as in the back seam of a jacket)
slit - a long narrow opening
5.vent - activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
Verb1.vent - give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers"
evince, express, show - give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
2.vent - expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshenvent - expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
freshen, refresh - make (to feel) fresh; "The cool water refreshed us"

vent

noun
1. outlet, opening, hole, split, aperture, duct, orifice There was a small air vent in the ceiling.
verb
1. express, release, voice, air, empty, discharge, utter, emit, come out with, pour out, give vent to, give expression to She telephoned her best friend to vent her frustration.
express repress, curb, inhibit, hold back, subdue, stifle, quash, quell, bottle up

vent

noun
An open space allowing passage:
verb
1. To utter publicly:
2. To put into words:
Idiom: give tongue to.
3. To discharge material, as vapor or fumes, usually suddenly and violently:
Translations
فُتْحَة تَهْوِئَهيُنَفِّس عَن
otvorvylít si
give luft forlufthul
fá útrás fyrirloftop
anga
dūmvadsejaizgāzt
vyliať si

vent

[vent]
A. N
1. (Mech) → agujero m; (= valve) → válvula f; (= airhole) → respiradero m; (= grille) → rejilla f de ventilación; (= pipe) → ventosa f, conducto m de ventilación
2. (= opening) (in jacket, skirt) → abertura f
3. (Zool) → cloaca f
4. (= expression) to give vent to one's feelingsdesahogarse
to give vent to one's angerdar rienda suelta a su ira, desahogar su ira
B. VT
1. (Mech) → purgar; (= discharge) → descargar, emitir, dejar escapar
2. (= release) [+ feelings] → desahogar, descargar
to vent one's anger on sth/sbdesahogar la ira con algo/algn
to vent one's spleen (on)descargar la bilis (contra)

vent

[ˈvɛnt]
n
(= duct) → conduit m d'aération
(in dress, jacket)fente f
to give vent to sth [+ feelings, anger] → laisser libre cours à qch
vt [+ anger, feelings] → passer
to vent one's anger on sb/sth → passer sa colère sur qn/qch
The rioters vented their anger on the police → Les émeutiers ont passé leur colère sur la police.

vent

n (for gas, liquid) → Öffnung f; (in chimney) → Abzug m; (in barrel) → Spundloch nt; (in coat) → Schlitz m; (for feelings) → Ventil nt; jacket with a single/double ventJacke mit Rückenschlitz m/Seitenschlitzen pl; to give vent to something (fig)einer Sache (dat)Ausdruck verleihen; to give vent to one’s feelingsseinen Gefühlen freien Lauf lassen; to give vent to one’s angerseinem Ärger Luft machen
vt feelings, angerabreagieren (→ on an +dat); to vent one’s spleensich (dat)Luft machen; to vent one’s spleen on somebodyseine Wut an jdm auslassen

vent

[vɛnt]
1. n (Tech) (airhole) → presa d'aria; (of jacket) → spacco
to give vent to one's anger → sfogare la propria rabbia
2. vt to vent one's anger (on sb/sth)scaricare or sfogare la propria rabbia (su qn/qc)

vent

(vent) noun
a hole to allow air, smoke etc to pass out or in. an air-vent.
verb
to give expression or an outlet to (an emotion etc). He was angry with himself and vented his rage on his son by beating him violently.
give vent to
to express (an emotion etc) freely. He gave vent to his anger in a furious letter to the newspaper.
References in classic literature ?
There, walking about with a meditative expression, which almost gave nobility to his vulgar head, his shoulders thrown up, his neck stretched out, his lips half open, to give vent to unconnected fragments of incoherent thoughts, he lashed up his courage to the pitch of the undertaking contemplated, whilst within ten paces of him, separated only by a wall, his master was being stifled by anguish which drew from him lamentable cries, thinking no more of the treasures of the earth, or of the joys of Paradise, but much of all the horrors of hell.
A principality is created either by the people or by the nobles, accordingly as one or other of them has the opportunity; for the nobles, seeing they cannot withstand the people, begin to cry up the reputation of one of themselves, and they make him a prince, so that under his shadow they can give vent to their ambitions.
Thence he retired to his own apartment, to give vent to his concern; but the restlessness of his mind would not suffer him to remain long there; he slipped softly therefore to Allworthy's chamber-door, where he listened a considerable time without hearing any kind of motion within, unless a violent snoring, which at last his fears misrepresented as groans.
The tears once banished gave place to the smiles, and at last Dolly laughed so much that she was fain to lean against a tree, and give vent to her exultation.
There being no other passengers, we were as much alone and as free to give vent to our raptures as if I had hired a hack for the matrimonial jaunt.
On a signal given by a cannon-shot each furnace was to give vent to the molten iron and completely to empty itself.
The queen stretched out her hand, seized the ring, pressed it convulsively to her lips -- and without being able to breathe a sigh, to give vent to a sob, she extended her arms, became deadly pale, and fell senseless in the arms of her attendants and her daughter.
At the moment when it was most horrible, the laugh of a demon, a laugh which one can only give vent to when one is no longer human, burst forth on the priest's livid face.
He said that Pakistan's bold stance on Kashmir had unnerved India and due to this reason New Delhi had flared the situation on the border to give vent to its anger.
But the city's walls are not the place to give vent to their desperation and unrequited love.
Your correspondent is well known for his antipathy of wind turbines and never misses an opportunity to give vent to his views.
While there are many positives to such a cultural advance, there are also negatives - not least the ability of obnoxious individuals to give vent to their horrible views.