Word:

Vent

Pronunciation: vĕnt
n.1.Sale; opportunity to sell; market.
There is no vent for any commodity but of wool.
- Sir W. Temple.
v. t.1.To sell; to vend.
Therefore did those nations vent such spice.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
n.1.A baiting place; an inn.
v. i.1.To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort.
n.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.
2.(Zool.) The anal opening of certain invertebrates and fishes; also, the external cloacal opening of reptiles, birds, amphibians, and many fishes.
3.(Gun.) The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole.
3.Fig.: Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet.
4.(Steam Boilers) Sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet.
4.Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance.
Without the vent of words.
- Milton.
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.
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
a - (Gun.) A bush. See 4th Bush, n., 2.
b - A breech block.
v. t.1.To let out at a vent, or small aperture; to give passage or outlet to.
[imp. & p. p. Vented; p. pr. & vb. n. Venting.]
2.To suffer to escape from confinement; to let out; to utter; to pour forth; as, to vent passion or complaint.
The queen of heaven did thus her fury vent.
- Dryden.
3.To utter; to report; to publish.
By mixing somewhat true to vent more lies.
- Milton.
4.To scent, as a hound.
5.To furnish with a vent; to make a vent in; as, to vent. a mold.
Noun1.vent - a hole for the escape of gas or air
2.vent - external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate
3.vent - a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
Synonyms: volcano
4.vent - a slit in a garment (as in the back seam of a jacket)
5.vent - activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger"
Synonyms: outlet, release
Verb1.vent - give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers"
Synonyms: give vent, ventilate
2.vent - expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
Synonyms: ventilate, air out, air
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Venomous
venomous lizard
Venomous snake
venomously
Venose
Venosity
Venous
venous blood
venous blood system
venous blood vessel
Venous hum
Venous leaf
venous pressure
Venous pulse
venous sinus
venous thrombosis
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Vent feather
Vent field
Vent piece
vent-hole
Ventage
Ventail
vented
Venter
Venter inspiciendo
Venter or ventre
Venthole
Ventiduct
Ventilate
ventilated
ventilating system
Ventilation
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