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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


Synonymsvolcano


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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