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

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery