Associations to the word «Vent»


VENT, noun. An opening through which gases, especially air, can pass.
VENT, noun. A small aperture.
VENT, noun. The opening of a volcano from which lava flows.
VENT, noun. A verbalized frustration.
VENT, noun. The excretory opening of lower orders of vertebrates.
VENT, noun. A slit in the seam of a garment.
VENT, noun. The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole.
VENT, noun. In steam boilers, a sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet.
VENT, noun. Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet.
VENT, noun. Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance.
VENT, verb. (intransitive) To allow gases to escape.
VENT, verb. (transitive) To allow to escape through a vent.
VENT, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To express a strong emotion.
VENT, verb. To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort.
VENT, noun. Ventriloquism.
VENT, noun. Sale; opportunity to sell; market
VENT, verb. To sell; to vend.
VENT, noun. (obsolete) A baiting place; an inn.
VENT ONE'S GALL, verb. (archaic) (idiomatic) To openly express built-in anger, frustration, or both.
VENT ONE'S SPLEEN, verb. To openly express pent-up anger, often on an unrelated matter or person.
VENT PECKING, noun. An abnormal behaviour of birds, primarily commercial egg-laying hens, characterised by pecking damage to the cloaca, the surrounding skin and underlying tissue.
VENT STACK, noun. A vertical pipe that provides ventilation to a building's drainage system

Dictionary definition

VENT, noun. A hole for the escape of gas or air.
VENT, noun. External opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate.
VENT, noun. A fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt.
VENT, noun. A slit in a garment (as in the back seam of a jacket).
VENT, noun. Activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger".
VENT, verb. Give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers".
VENT, verb. Expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms".

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.