verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- venous sinus of sclera,
- venous sphygmograph,
- venous star,
- vent gleet,
- vent one's spleen,
- vent pipe,
- vent window,
Origin of vent1
Origin of vent2
Examples from the Web for 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
The morose are bitterly dissatisfied with the world in general, and disposed to vent their ill nature upon others.English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald
Plug up the throat and vent of shot birds with cotton, and thrust each bird head downward into a cornucopia of paper.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
Skipper Simms kept the men busy painting and holystoning as a vent for their pent emotions.The Mucker|Edgar Rice Burroughs
A vent of frank French distaste for the German type of book.French Classics|William Cleaver Wilkinson
This vent must have a diameter at least equal to the inlet pipe of the holder.
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for vent
Word Origin for vent
late 14c., "emit from a confined space," probably a shortening of Old French eventer "let out, expose to air," from Vulgar Latin *exventare, from Latin ex- "out" + ventus "wind" (see wind (n.1)). Sense of "express freely" first recorded 1590s. Sense of "divulge, publish" (1590s) is behind phrase vent one's spleen (see spleen). Related: Vented; venting.
"hole, opening, outlet," 1560s, from vent (v.). Meaning "action of venting" is recorded from 1550s.
- The excretory opening of the digestive tract in animals such as birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Also called cloaca
- See cloaca.
In addition to the idiom beginning with vent
- vent one's spleen
- give vent to