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VENT, n. [L. venio, Eng. wind, &c.; properly a passage.]

1. A small aperture; a hole or passage for air or other fluid to escape; as the vent of a cask.

2. The opening in a cannon or other piece of artillery, by which fire is communicated to the charge.

3. Passage from secrecy to notice; publication.

4. The act of opening.

5. Emission; passage; escape from confinement; as, his smothered passions urge for vent.

6. Discharge; utterance; means of discharge.

Had like grief been dew'd in tears, without the vent of words -;

7. Sale; as the vent of a thousand copies of a treatise.

8. Opportunity to sell; demand.

There is no vent for any commodity except wool.

9. An inn, a baiting place. [Not in use.]

To give vent to, to suffer to escape; to let out; to pour forth.

VENT, v.t.

1. To let out at a small aperture.

2. To let out; to suffer to escape from confinement; to utter; to pour forth; as, to vent passion or complaint.

The queen of heav'n did thus her fury vent.

3. To utter; to report. [Not in use.]

4. To publish.

The sectators did greatly enrich their inventions by venting the stolen treasures of divine letters. [Not used.]

5. To sell.

Therefore did those nations vent such spice. [Not in use.]

[Instead of vent in the latter sense, we use vend.

VENT, v.i. To snuff. [Not in use.]




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VENT, n. [L. venio, Eng. wind, &c.; properly a passage.]

1. A small aperture; a hole or passage for air or other fluid to escape; as the vent of a cask.

2. The opening in a cannon or other piece of artillery, by which fire is communicated to the charge.

3. Passage from secrecy to notice; publication.

4. The act of opening.

5. Emission; passage; escape from confinement; as, his smothered passions urge for vent.

6. Discharge; utterance; means of discharge.

Had like grief been dew'd in tears, without the vent of words -;

7. Sale; as the vent of a thousand copies of a treatise.

8. Opportunity to sell; demand.

There is no vent for any commodity except wool.

9. An inn, a baiting place. [Not in use.]

To give vent to, to suffer to escape; to let out; to pour forth.

VENT, v.t.

1. To let out at a small aperture.

2. To let out; to suffer to escape from confinement; to utter; to pour forth; as, to vent passion or complaint.

The queen of heav'n did thus her fury vent.

3. To utter; to report. [Not in use.]

4. To publish.

The sectators did greatly enrich their inventions by venting the stolen treasures of divine letters. [Not used.]

5. To sell.

Therefore did those nations vent such spice. [Not in use.]

[Instead of vent in the latter sense, we use vend.

VENT, v.i. To snuff. [Not in use.]


VENT, v.t.

  1. To let out at a small aperture.
  2. To let out; to suffer to escape from confinement; to utter; to pour forth; as, to vent passion or complaint. The queen of heav'n did thus her fury vent. – Dryden.
  3. To utter; to report. [Not in use.] – Stephens.
  4. To publish. The senators did greatly enrich their inventions by venting the stolen treasures of divine letters. [Not used.] Ralegh.
  5. To sell. Therefore did those nations vent such spice. [Not in use.] Ralegh. [Instead of vent, in the latter sense, we use vend.]

VENT, n. [Fr. vente, Sp. venta, sale, from vendre, Sp. vender; from the root of L. venio, Eng. wind, &c.; properly a passage.]

  1. A small aperture; a hole or passage for air or other fluid to escape; as, the vent of a cask.
  2. The opening in a cannon or other piece of artillery, by which fire is communicated to the charge.
  3. Passage from secrecy to notice; publication. – Wotton.
  4. The art of opening. – Philips.
  5. Emission; passage; escape from confinement; as, his smothered passions urge for vent.
  6. Discharge; utterance; means of discharge. Had like grief been dew'd in tears, / Without the vent of words. – Milton.
  7. Sale; as, the vent of a thousand copies of a treatise . – Pope.
  8. Opportunity to sell; demand. There is no rent for any commodity except wool . – Temple.
  9. An inn; a baiting place. [Not in use.] To give vent to, to suffer to escape; to let out; to pour forth.

VENT, v.i.

To snuff. [Not in use.] – Spenser.


Vent
  1. Sale; opportunity to sell; market.

    [Obs.] Shelton.

    There is no vent for any commodity but of wool. Sir W. Temple.

  2. To sell; to vend.

    [Obs.]

    Therefore did those nations vent such spice. Sir W. Raleigh.

  3. A baiting place; an inn.

    [Obs.]
  4. To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort.

    [Obs.] Spenser.
  5. 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.

    Look, how thy wounds do bleed at many vents. Shak.

    Long't was doubtful, both so closely pent,
    Which first should issue from the narrow vent.
    Pope.

  6. To let out at a vent, or small aperture] to give passage or outlet to.
  7. The anal opening of certain invertebrates and fishes; also, the external cloacal opening of reptiles, birds, amphibians, and many fishes.

    (b) (Gun.)

  8. To suffer to escape from confinement; to let out; to utter; to pour forth; as, to vent passion or complaint.

    The queen of heaven did thus her fury vent. Dryden.

  9. Fig.: Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet.
  10. To utter; to report; to publish.

    [Obs.]

    By mixing somewhat true to vent more lies. Milton.

    Thou hast framed and vented very curious orations. Barrow.

  11. Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance.

    Without the vent of words. Milton.

    Thou didst make tolerable vent of thy travel. Shak.

    To give vent to, to suffer to escape; to let out; to pour forth; as, to give vent to anger. -- To take vent, to escape; to be made public. [R.] -- Vent feather (Zoöl.), one of the anal, or crissal, feathers of a bird. -- Vent field (Gun.), a flat raised surface around a vent. -- Vent piece. (Gun.) (a) A bush. See 4th Bush, n., 2. (b) A breech block.

  12. To scent, as a hound.

    [Obs.] Turbervile.
  13. To furnish with a vent; to make a vent in; as, to vent. a mold.

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Vent

VENT, noun [Latin venio, Eng. wind, etc.; properly a passage.]

1. A small aperture; a hole or passage for air or other fluid to escape; as the vent of a cask.

2. The opening in a cannon or other piece of artillery, by which fire is communicated to the charge.

3. Passage from secrecy to notice; publication.

4. The act of opening.

5. Emission; passage; escape from confinement; as, his smothered passions urge for vent

6. Discharge; utterance; means of discharge.

Had like grief been dew'd in tears, without the vent of words -;

7. Sale; as the vent of a thousand copies of a treatise.

8. Opportunity to sell; demand.

There is no vent for any commodity except wool.

9. An inn, a baiting place. [Not in use.]

To give vent to, to suffer to escape; to let out; to pour forth.

VENT, verb transitive

1. To let out at a small aperture.

2. To let out; to suffer to escape from confinement; to utter; to pour forth; as, to vent passion or complaint.

The queen of heav'n did thus her fury vent

3. To utter; to report. [Not in use.]

4. To publish.

The sectators did greatly enrich their inventions by venting the stolen treasures of divine letters. [Not used.]

5. To sell.

Therefore did those nations vent such spice. [Not in use.]

[Instead of vent in the latter sense, we use vend.

VENT, verb intransitive To snuff. [Not in use.]

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