Vent

Noun

  • Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance.
  • Ventriloquism.
  • (obsolete) A baiting place; an inn.
  • The opening of a volcano from which lava flows.
  • A slit in the seam of a garment.
  • Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet.
  • A small aperture.
  • The excretory opening of lower orders of vertebrates.
  • In steam boilers, a sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet.
  • sale; opportunity to sell; market
  • An opening through which gases, especially air, can pass.

    "the vent of a cask; the vent of a mould"

  • A verbalized frustration.
  • The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole.

Verb

  • (transitive, intransitive) To express a strong emotion.

    "He vents his anger violently."

  • (transitive) To allow to escape through a vent.

    "Exhaust is vented to the outside."

  • To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort.
  • To sell; to vend.
  • (intransitive) To allow gases to escape.

    "The stove vents to the outside."

  • (transitive, intransitive) To express a strong emotion.

    "Can we talk? I need to vent."

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