vent

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Etymology 1[edit]

Partly from Middle French vent, from Latin ventus and partly from French éventer. Cognate with French vent and Spanish viento (wind) and ventana (window). Doublet of wind.

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.
  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.
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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.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling:
      He inveighed against the folly of making oneself liable for the debts of others; vented many bitter execrations against the brother; and concluded with wishing something could be done for the unfortunate family.
    • 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]

From 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?)
    • July 22, 1673, William Temple, Essay upon the Advancement of Trade in Ireland
      there is in a manner 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.
    • 1614, Walter Raleigh, Historie of the World
      Therefore did those nations [] vent such spice.

Etymology 4[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

vent (plural vents)

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

Etymology 5[edit]

Clipping.

Noun[edit]

vent (plural vents)

  1. (medicine, colloquial) ventilation or ventilator.
    I have adjusted the vent settings.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (medicine, colloquial) To ventilate; to use a ventilator; to use ventilation.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan vent, 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. wind (movement of air).
  2. (castells) A casteller in the pinya standing between the laterals, and holding the right leg of one segon and the left leg of another (primer vent), or a casteller placed behind one of the primers vents.

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Danish[edit]

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vent

  1. imperative of vente

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch vent (hero; man). Unknown earlier origin. Compare West Frisian feint (servant; fellow; boyfriend) and Low German Fent (young fellow).

  • Possibly from Proto-West Germanic *fanþijō (walker, walking), from Proto-Indo-European *pent- (to go, pass). This would make it related to Dutch vinden (to find; (archaic) to explore) and cognate to Old High German fendo (footsoldier) and Old English fēþa (footsoldier). The expected descendant in Dutch would have been vend(e), which existed in Middle Dutch as vende (pawn in a chess game; farmer). Final-obstruent devoicing is common in Dutch and was already widespread in Old Dutch, rendering vent as a variant of vend(e) possible.
  • Possibly a shortening of vennoot (partner (in a company)), which is equivalent to a compound of veem ((storage) company) +‎ genoot (companion, partner), but there is no evidence of an overlap in senses.

Noun[edit]

vent m (plural venten, diminutive ventje n)

  1. chap, fellow

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

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 vent, 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.
    Synonym: pet (neutral)
  3. (uncountable) Empty words, hot air.
    Toutes ces promesses, c'est du vent.Those are empty promises.
    Synonym: paroles en l'air

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

vent m (plural vents)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) 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]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Verb[edit]

vent

  1. imperative of venta

Etymology 2[edit]

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Participle[edit]

vent (definite singular and plural vente)

  1. past participle of venna

Participle[edit]

vent

  1. neuter singular of vend

Verb[edit]

vent

  1. supine of venna

Etymology 3[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

vent

  1. neuter singular of ven

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan vent, from Latin ventus.

Noun[edit]

vent m (plural vents)

  1. wind (movement of air)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ventus.

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. wind (movement of air)

Descendants[edit]

  • Bourguignon: vant
  • English: vent
  • French: vent
  • Norman: vent
  • Walloon: vint
From vent d'aval