verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of vent1
OTHER WORDS FROM ventventless, adjectiveun·vent·ed, adjective
Words nearby vent
Definition for vent (2 of 2)
Origin of vent2
Example sentences from the Web for vent
At the bottom of this ocean world it is conceivable that we might find hydrothermal vents and ocean floor volcanoes.The Four Most Promising Worlds for Alien Life in the Solar System|Gareth Dorrian|September 24, 2020|Singularity Hub
Other scientists, however, place the starting point for Earth’s life underwater, at the deep hydrothermal vents where heated, mineral-rich water billows from cracks in the ocean floor.
There are numerous alternative hypotheses for where life began, beyond terrestrial hot springs and deep-sea vents.
It’s likely home to a subsurface ocean of liquid water, kept warm through tidal forces, and although Europa would still be a very extreme world, it could host life in the same ways as hydrothermal vents deep in Earth’s oceans.The 5 best places to explore in the solar system—besides Mars|Neel Patel|August 17, 2020|MIT Technology Review
That creates steam that quickly rises and spews through the vent.
But now everything was a good pretext to vent the rebellious mood.
Brown, meanwhile, took to Twitter to vent his frustration over the incident: And trouble seems to follow Knight wherever he goes.New Details Emerge in Suge Knight Shooting at Chris Brown's Pre-VMAs Party on the Sunset Strip|Marlow Stern|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the midst of riots in Ferguson, Missouri, some residents took to secret-sharing app Whisper to vent.Embarrassment, Fear, and Anger: Ferguson's Emotional Whispers|Melissa Leon|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British model takes to Twitter to vent frustrations with aggressive photographers.
Droves of attendees streamed inside to vent their emotions over the course of several days.David Best Creates a Temple Made of Memories Outside San Francisco|Debra A. Klein|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As night began to settle down over the land, the Queen Elizabeth seemed to feel the time had come to give full vent to her wrath.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Le lendemain matin, un coup de vent l'emporta tout seul dehors de la chaloupe dans les vagues, et jamais depuis, n'est apparu.
The injured and indignant animal gave vent to a succession of eldritch screams.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The good man was merely giving vent to his delight at being under canvas.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
From time to time Lockhart gave vent to a grim laugh, and Spivin displayed his feelings in a too-amiable smile.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for vent (1 of 2)
verb (mainly tr)
Derived forms of ventventer, nounventless, adjective
Word Origin for vent
British Dictionary definitions for vent (2 of 2)
Word Origin for vent
Medical definitions for vent
Scientific definitions for vent
- The excretory opening of the digestive tract in animals such as birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Also called cloaca
- See cloaca.
Idioms and Phrases with vent
In addition to the idiom beginning with vent
- vent one's spleen
- give vent to