Noun Vent Definition and Examples







An opening that allows air, gas, or liquid to pass out of or into a confined space.
  1. 'Cut a small vent hole in the center of the parchment circle and set aside.'
  2. 'The slanted light from the vent cover not far behind her illuminated her silhouette.'
  3. 'Aelex glared angrily through the smoke vent at the top of the tent.'
  4. 'Then I unscrewed the vent and pushed it aside.'
  5. 'Lucie and Matt crawled through the musty vent shaft.'
  6. 'Another conspicuous feature is the large vent hole on the top of the case.'
  7. 'When I purchased the property, my home inspector said I should install foundation vents.'
  8. 'Roll pastry for the upper crust, and cut a design for steam vents.'
  9. 'Jessie went to open all the vents while Alicia went to Jamaal's bedroom.'
  10. 'A metal vent cover hit the floor of an alleyway with a large clatter.'
  11. 'pumice fragments pile up to form a conical heap round the vent'
  12. 'Approximately 80% of the total lava volume was erupted from the 2100 m and the 2550 m vents.'
  13. 'Water cascades over the yellow rocks and soil of the Galway Soufriere volcanic vent.'
  14. 'Sliding and colliding, separating and fragmenting, great trenches are forming, and volcanoes and vents are being created.'
  15. 'I remember Hawaiian native friends fighting the Vatican, which wanted to tap their sacred geothermal vents.'
  16. 'Did life originate on Mars or in hot volcanic vents here on Earth?'
  17. 'The lava from the Undara volcano travelled 164 km to create the longest lava flow from one single vent in modern geological time.'
  18. 'A box had been erected over a volcanic vent from which issued sulfurous vapors.'
  19. 'It had several openings for doors and windows, plus a chimney vent on each end.'
  20. 'Have chimneys and vents inspected when installing or changing vented heating appliances.'
  21. 'Birds in all plumages have yellow around their vents.'
  22. 'Researchers suspected that many, if not most, of the vent animals must produce larvae capable of dispersing through cold ocean water to new sites.'
The release or expression of a strong emotion, energy, etc.
  1. 'Beyond giving vent to frustrations at a relationship gone seriously awry, such rhetoric augurs a troubled future.'
  2. 'The audience however enjoyed the production and gave full vent to their feelings with thunderous applause at the conclusion.'
  3. 'I am disappointed that The Peak would give vent to such immature gibbering.'
  4. 'The best way to give vent to an emotion is to put it on a paper.'
  5. 'On the other hand for those wanting to give vent to their frustration, the hit-me-doll is the right kind for you.'
  6. 'It also provided them the much-awaited opportunity to give vent to their creative energy.'
  7. 'In expressive politics, people prefer to give vent to their opinions instead of rolling up their sleeves to work for change.'
  8. 'He also encouraged children to explore their creative talents and give vent to their expression.'
  9. 'I think he was reciting - giving vent to some knowledge, as it were.'
  10. 'Last night, he gave full vent to his spleen.'


Give free expression to (a strong emotion)
  1. 'Echoes of " die, Glazer die " rumbled around Old Trafford as about 300 fans vented their frustration.'
  2. 'The lowest home crowd for a decade vented their fury at the final whistle.'
  3. 'The only thing left to do is to vent all the anger and hate on the divorced mate.'
  4. 'People vented their fury at the police at an emergency public meeting on Monday night.'
  5. 'This is a safe way to vent your emotions without alienating your co-workers.'
  6. 'Angry England fans vented their frustration at their team's shock last-minute defeat by France last night.'
  7. 'His face was turning a shade of purple as he vented his rage.'
  8. 'So we felt it was the appropriate time where people can vent all their anger and frustration instead.'
  9. 'Sam growled into the speaker and vented all his inner frustration by banging his poor fist onto the oak tabletop.'
  10. 'Just being able to vent out my emotions to Becky made me feel that much better.'
Provide with an outlet for air, gas, or liquid.
  1. 'As our CLs expand then we must vent them off through mouth/nose or the next thing we know we are on the surface.'
  2. 'This happens after the top and bottom webs have been sealed and just before the die is vented to the outside atmosphere.'
  3. 'There is also plumbing for a washing machine and a dishwasher, as well as venting for a tumble dryer.'
  4. 'I have no memory of climbing into my space suit and double-checking all the seals before I must have vented the airlock.'
  5. 'To be safe, all types of pressure canners must be vented 10 minutes before they are pressurized.'
  6. 'The room is also plumbed for a washing machine and is vented for a dryer.'
  7. 'There is plumbing for a washing machine and the room is vented for a tumble dryer.'
  8. 'From there, the duct can be turned in any direction and vented to the outside.'
  9. 'If a gas clothes dryer is improperly vented, deadly carbon monoxide can be forced back into a home.'
  10. 'Some stores sell special vent buckets for venting dryers indoors.'
  11. 'And has anyone calculated the effect of methane vented directly to the atmosphere?'
  12. 'For two years a mobile flare stack has been in operation to vent the gas and reduce unpleasant smells.'
  13. 'Aeration treatment involves spraying water or mixing it with air, and then venting the air from the water before use.'
  14. 'The air exhausters are used to vent the air displaced by airbag deployment and to contribute to cabin air.'
  15. 'Instead, they vent the hot gases horizontally through exhaust pipes.'
  16. 'You can do this by using an air cleaner, venting all gas appliances to the outside, and avoiding wood fires in your house.'
  17. 'In Nigeria, flared or vented natural gas exceed 2 billion cubic feet per day.'
  18. 'The sump tube contains three lumens - one to vent air, one for infusion of irrigating solution, and one for drainage of debris.'
  19. 'The ULDB is completely sealed, so gas is not vented to relieve pressure.'
  20. 'Behind them, the stone-and-snow cone of Mount Erebus vents its volcanic breath, reminding them there is land here.'
  21. 'once the beer has been vented, the cask must be sold within three or four days'


An opening or slit in a garment, especially in the lower part of the seam at the back of a coat.
  1. 'Garment features a self-tailored collar, three-button placket and a straight hem bottom with side vents.'
  2. 'The shirt features a casual button-down front with chest pocket (men's only) and side vents.'
  3. 'An ‘American’ jacket has a single vent in the middle of the garment.'
  4. 'It's made from super 120's Italian wool and features a three-button closure, side vents and pickstitched lapels.'
  5. 'You should also look out for pockets, the lapel's style, and whether or not the overcoat has a vent in the back.'
  6. 'Quality extras include coconut buttons, a left chest pocket, double-needle stitching on the shoulders, and split side vents.'
((n.) Sale; opportunity to sell; market.|--|(n.) A baiting place; an inn.|--|(n.) 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.|--|(n.) The anal opening of certain invertebrates and fishes; also, the external cloacal opening of reptiles, birds, amphibians, and many fishes.|--|(n.) The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole.|--|(n.) Sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet.|--|(n.) Fig.: Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet.|--|(n.) Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance.|--|)


1. an opening, as in a wall, serving as an outlet for air, smoke, fumes, or the like.

2. an opening at the earth's surface from which volcanic material, as lava, steam, or gas, is emitted.

3. Zoology. the anal or excretory opening of animals, especially of those below mammals, as birds and reptiles.

4. the small opening at the breech of a gun by which fire is communicated to the charge.

5. a means of exit or escape; an outlet, as from confinement.

6. expression; utterance; release: to give vent to one's emotions.

7. Obsolete. the act or fact of venting; emission or discharge. verb (used with object)

8. to give free play or expression to (an emotion, passion, etc.): to vent rage.

9. to give public utterance to: to vent one's opinions. 10. to relieve by giving expression to something: He vented his disappointment by criticizing his successor. 1

1. to release or discharge (liquid, smoke, etc.). 1

2. to furnish or provide with a vent or vents. verb (used without object) 1

3. to be relieved of pressure or discharged by means of a vent. 1

4. (of an otter or other animal) to rise to the surface of the water to breathe.


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"There can be vent eruptions."
"There can be vent angers."
"There can be vent years."
"There can be vent volcanos."
"There can be vent soils."
"There can be vent scorias."
"There can be vent polymerases."
"There can be vent passes."
"There can be vent outs."
"There can be vent lines."
"There can be vent kits."
"There can be vent irritations."
"There can be vent holes."
"There can be vent frustrationses."
"There can be vent depths."
"There can be vent cowls."
"There can be vent covers."
"There can be vent checks."
"There can be vent brushes."
"vents can prevent openings in flights."
"vents can shut by staffs."
"vents can shut during tapes."
"vents can shut during exterior cleanings."
"vents can provide to rooms."
"vents can prevent in flights."
"vents can be on walls."
"vents can be of types."

Late Middle English: alteration of dialect fent, from Old French fente ‘slit’, based on Latin findere ‘cleave’.

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