pent

1
[ pent ]
/ pɛnt /

verb

a simple past tense and past participle of pen2.

adjective

shut in; confined.

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of pent

1
First recorded in 1535–45; late Middle English pente, pent, past participle of obsolete pend, variant of pennen “to enclose, confine”; cf. pen2

Definition for pent (2 of 3)

pent2
[ pent ]
/ pɛnt /

noun

Origin of pent

2
by shortening

Definition for pent (3 of 3)

Pent.

Pentecost.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for pent

British Dictionary definitions for pent

pent
/ (pɛnt) /

verb

a past tense and past participle of pen 2
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012