vent

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Etymology 1[edit]

Partly from French vent, from Latin ventus and party from French éventer.

Noun[edit]

vent (plural vents)

A vent (opening) in the wall of a house.
  1. An opening through which gases, especially air, can pass.
    the vent of a cask; the vent of a mould
  2. A small aperture.
    • Shakespeare
      Look, how thy wounds do bleed at many vents.
    • Alexander Pope
      Long 'twas doubtful, both so closely pent, / Which first should issue from the narrow vent.
  3. The opening of a volcano from which lava flows.
  4. A verbalized frustration.
  5. The excretory opening of lower orders of vertebrates.
  6. A slit in the seam of a garment.
  7. The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole.
  8. In steam boilers, a sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet.
  9. Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet.
  10. Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance.
    • Milton
      without the vent of words
    • Shakespeare
      Thou didst make tolerable vent of thy travel.
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Verb[edit]

vent (third-person singular simple present vents, present participle venting, simple past and past participle vented)

  1. (intransitive) To allow gases to escape.
    The stove vents to the outside.
  2. (transitive) To allow to escape through a vent.
    Exhaust is vented to the outside.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To express a strong emotion.
    He vents his anger violently.
    Can we talk? I need to vent.
    • 2013 June 18, Simon Romero, "Protests Widen as Brazilians Chide Leaders," New York Times (retrieved 21 June 2013):
      But the demonstrators remained defiant, pouring into the streets by the thousands and venting their anger over political corruption, the high cost of living and huge public spending for the World Cup and the Olympics.
  4. To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of ventriloquism

Noun[edit]

vent (plural vents)

  1. Ventriloquism.
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Etymology 3[edit]

French vente, from Latin vendere (to sell).

Noun[edit]

vent

  1. sale; opportunity to sell; market
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shelton to this entry?)
    • Sir W. Temple
      There is no vent for any commodity but of wool.

Verb[edit]

vent (third-person singular simple present vents, present participle venting, simple past and past participle vented)

  1. To sell; to vend.
    • Sir Walter Raleigh
      Therefore did those nations vent such spice.

Etymology 4[edit]

Spanish venta (a poor inn, sale, market). See vent (sale).

Noun[edit]

vent (plural vents)

  1. (obsolete) A baiting place; an inn.

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

vent m (plural vents)

  1. wind (movement of air).

Danish[edit]

Verb[edit]

vent

  1. Imperative of vente.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Possibly a shortening of vennoot, but there is no evidence of an overlap in sentences.

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Noun[edit]

vent m (plural venten, diminutive ventje n)

  1. chap, fellow

Verb[edit]

vent

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of venten
  2. imperative of venten

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin ventus, from Proto-Italic *wentos, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wéh₁n̥ts < *h₂weh₁- (to blow).

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Noun[edit]

vent m (plural vents)

  1. Atmospheric wind.
  2. (euphemistic) A flatulence.
  3. (uncountable) Empty words, hot air.
    Toutes ces promesses, c'est du vent. — Those are empty promises.

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Guernésiais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French vent, from Latin ventus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weh₁- (to blow).

Noun[edit]

vent m (plural vents)

  1. wind

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French vent, from Latin ventus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weh₁- (to blow).

Noun[edit]

vent m (plural vents)

  1. wind

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vent

  1. neuter singular of ven

Verb[edit]

vent

  1. imperative of vente

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vent

  1. neuter singular of ven

Verb[edit]

vent

  1. imperative of venta
  2. imperative of vente

Occitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

vent m (plural vents)

  1. wind (movement of air)

Old French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vent m (oblique plural venz, nominative singular venz, nominative plural vent)

  1. wind (movement of air)
    • circa 1110, Benedeit, Le Voyage de saint Brandan:
      Un meis sanz vent nagerent tut plein
      They sailed for a whole month without wind