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VENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vent mean? 

VENT (noun)
  The noun VENT has 5 senses:

1. a hole for the escape of gas or air
2. external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate
3. a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
4. a slit in a garment (as in the back seam of a jacket)
5. activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

  Familiarity information: VENT used as a noun is common.


VENT (verb)
  The verb VENT has 2 senses:

1. give expression or utterance to
2. expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen

  Familiarity information: VENT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VENT (noun)


Sense 1vent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hole for the escape of gas or air

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

venthole; vent-hole; vent; blowhole

Hypernyms ("vent" is a kind of...):

hole (an opening deliberately made in or through something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vent"):

smoke hole (a vent (as in a roof) for smoke to escape)

Holonyms ("vent" is a part of...):

air duct; air passage; airway (a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines))


Sense 2vent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

External opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("vent" is a kind of...):

opening; orifice; porta (an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity)


Sense 3vent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

volcano; vent

Hypernyms ("vent" is a kind of...):

cleft; crack; crevice; fissure; scissure (a long narrow opening)

Domain member category:

eructation; eruption; extravasation ((of volcanos) pouring out fumes of lava (or a deposit so formed))

active ((of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt)


Sense 4vent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A slit in a garment (as in the back seam of a jacket)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("vent" is a kind of...):

slit (a long narrow opening)


Sense 5vent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

outlet; vent; release

Context examples:

she had no other outlet for her feelings / he gave vent to his anger

Hypernyms ("vent" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)


VENT (verb)


Sense 1vent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give expression or utterance to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

give vent; vent; ventilate

Context examples:

She vented her anger / The graduates gave vent to cheers

Hypernyms (to "vent" is one way to...):

evince; express; show (give expression to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2vent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

ventilate; air out; vent; air

Context examples:

air the old winter clothes / air out the smoke-filled rooms

Hypernyms (to "vent" is one way to...):

freshen; refresh (make (to feel) fresh)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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