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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dent  \Dent\,  n.  [A  variant  of  {Dint}.] 
  1.  A  stroke;  a  blow.  [Obs.]  ``That  dent  of  thunder.'' 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  A  slight  depression,  or  small  notch  or  hollow,  made  by  a 
  blow  or  by  pressure;  an  indentation. 
 
  A  blow  that  would  have  made  a  dent  in  a  pound  of 
  butter.  --De  Quincey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dent  \Dent\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dented};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Denting}.] 
  To  make  a  dent  upon  to  indent. 
 
  The  houses  dented  with  bullets.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dent  \Dent\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  dens,  dentis,  tooth.  See  {Tooth}.] 
  (Mach.) 
  A  tooth,  as  of  a  card,  a  gear  wheel,  etc  --Knight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dent 
  n  1:  an  appreciable  consequence  (especially  a  lessening);  "it 
  made  a  dent  in  my  bank  account" 
  2:  a  depression  scratched  or  carved  into  a  surface  [syn:  {incision}, 
  {scratch},  {notch},  {prick},  {slit}] 
  3:  an  impression  in  a  surface  (as  made  by  a  blow)  [syn:  {gouge}, 
  {nick}] 
  v  :  make  a  dent  into  [syn:  {indent}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Dent,  MN  (city,  FIPS  15724) 
  Location:  46.55212  N,  95.71716  W 
  Population  (1990):  177  (79  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  56528 
  Dent,  OH  (CDP,  FIPS  21742) 
  Location:  39.19375  N,  84.66091  W 
  Population  (1990):  6416  (2602  housing  units) 
  Area:  15.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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