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Definition of VENT

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Vent \Vent\ (v[e^]nt), 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. [1913 Webster]

           There is no vent for any commodity but of wool. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Vent \Vent\, v. t.
     To sell; to vend. [Obs.]
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           Therefore did those nations vent such spice. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Vent \Vent\, n. [Sp. venta a poor inn, sale, market. See {Vent} sale.] A baiting place; an inn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Vent \Vent\, v. 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. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Vent \Vent\ (v[e^]nt), 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 {Fissure}, 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 volcanic vent. [1913 Webster]

              Look, how thy wounds do bleed at many vents. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Long 't was doubtful, both so closely pent, Which first should issue from the narrow vent.
                                                    --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     2. Specifically:
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        (a) (Zool.) The anal opening of certain invertebrates and fishes; also, the external cloacal opening of reptiles, birds, amphibians, and many fishes. [1913 Webster] (b) (Gun.) The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole. [1913 Webster] (c) (Steam Boilers) Sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet. [1913 Webster]

     3. Fig.: Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet. [1913 Webster]

     4. Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance. [1913 Webster]

              Without the vent of words.            --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              Thou didst make tolerable vent of thy travel.
                                                    --Shak. [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} (Zool.), 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.
            [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Vent \Vent\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Venting}.]
     1. To let out at a vent, or small aperture; to give passage or outlet to. [1913 Webster]

     2. 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.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     3. To utter; to report; to publish. [Obs.]
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              By mixing somewhat true to vent more lies. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              Thou hast framed and vented very curious orations.
                                                    --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

     4. To scent, as a hound. [Obs.] --Turbervile.
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     5. To furnish with a vent; to make a vent in; as, to vent. a mold. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

203 Moby Thesaurus words for "vent":
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