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English noun: vent

1. vent (artifact) a hole for the escape of gas or air

Synonymsblowhole, vent-hole, venthole

Broader (hypernym)hole

Narrower (hyponym)smoke hole

Part meronymair duct, air passage, airway

2. vent (animal) external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate

Broader (hypernym)opening, orifice, porta

3. vent (object) a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt


Broader (hypernym)cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure

Domain category membersactive, eructation, eruption, extravasation

4. vent (artifact) a slit in a garment (as in the back seam of a jacket)

Broader (hypernym)slit

5. vent (act) activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

SamplesShe had no other outlet for her feelings.
He gave vent to his anger.

Synonymsoutlet, release

Broader (hypernym)activity

English verb: vent

1. vent (communication) give expression or utterance to

SamplesShe vented her anger.
The graduates gave vent to cheers.

Synonymsgive vent, ventilate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)evince, express, show

2. vent (change) expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen

SamplesAir the old winter clothes.
Air out the smoke-filled rooms.

Synonymsair, air out, ventilate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)freshen, refresh

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