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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vent  \Vent\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Vented};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  let  out  at  a  vent,  or  small  aperture;  to  give  passage 
  or  outlet  to 
  2.  To  suffer  to  escape  from  confinement;  to  let  out  to 
  utter;  to  pour  forth;  as  to  vent  passion  or  complaint. 
  The  queen  of  heaven  did  thus  her  fury  vent. 
  3.  To  utter;  to  report;  to  publish.  [Obs.] 
  By  mixing  somewhat  true  to  vent  more  lies.  --Milton. 
  Thou  hast  framed  and  vented  very  curious  orations. 
  4.  To  scent,  as  a  hound.  [Obs.]  --Turbervile. 
  5.  To  furnish  with  a  vent;  to  make  a  vent  in  as  to  vent.  a 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vent  \Vent\,  v.  t. 
  To  sell  to  vend.  [Obs.] 
  Therefore  did  those  nations  vent  such  spice.  --Sir  W. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vent  \Vent\,  n.  [Sp.  venta  a  poor  inn,  sale,  market.  See  {Vent} 
  A  baiting  place  an  inn.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vent  \Vent\,  v.  i.  [Cf.  F.  venter  to  blow,  vent  wind  (see 
  {Ventilate});  but  prob  influenced  by  E.  vent  an  opening.] 
  To  snuff;  to  breathe  or  puff  out  to  snort.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vent  \Vent\,  n.  [OE.  fent,  fente,  a  slit,  F.  fente  a  slit, 
  cleft,  fissure,  from  fendre  to  split,  L.  findere  but 
  probably  confused  with  F.  vent  wind,  L.  ventus.  See 
  {Fissure},  and  cf  Vent  to  snuff.] 
  1.  A  small  aperture;  a  hole  or  passage  for  air  or  any  fluid 
  to  escape;  as  the  vent  of  a  cask;  the  vent  of  a  mold;  a 
  volcanic  vent. 
  Look  how  thy  wounds  do  bleed  at  many  vents.  --Shak. 
  Long't  was  doubtful,  both  so  closely  pent,  Which 
  first  should  issue  from  the  narrow  vent.  --Pope. 
  2.  Specifically: 
  a  (Zo["o]l.)  The  anal  opening  of  certain  invertebrates 
  and  fishes;  also  the  external  cloacal  opening  of 
  reptiles,  birds,  amphibians,  and  many  fishes. 
  b  (Gun.)  The  opening  at  the  breech  of  a  firearm,  through 
  which  fire  is  communicated  to  the  powder  of  the 
  charge;  touchhole. 
  c  (Steam  Boilers)  Sectional  area  of  the  passage  for 
  gases  divided  by  the  length  of  the  same  passage  in 
  3.  Fig.:  Opportunity  of  escape  or  passage  from  confinement  or 
  privacy;  outlet. 
  4.  Emission;  escape;  passage  to  notice  or  expression; 
  publication;  utterance. 
  Without  the  vent  of  words  --Milton. 
  Thou  didst  make  tolerable  vent  of  thy  travel. 
  {To  give  vent  to},  to  suffer  to  escape;  to  let  out  to  pour 
  forth;  as  to  give  vent  to  anger. 
  {To  take  vent},  to  escape;  to  be  made  public.  [R.] 
  {Vent  feather}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  the  anal,  or  crissal, 
  feathers  of  a  bird. 
  {Vent  field}  (Gun.),  a  flat  raised  surface  around  a  vent. 
  {Vent  piece}.  (Gun.) 
  a  A  bush.  See  4th  {Bush},  n.,  2. 
  b  A  breech  block. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vent  \Vent\,  n.  [F.  vente,  fr  L.  vendere,  -itum,  to  sell  perh. 
  confused  with  E.  vent  an  opening.  See  {Vend}.] 
  Sale;  opportunity  to  sell  market.  [Obs.]  --Shelton. 
  There  is  no  vent  for  any  commodity  but  of  wool.  --Sir 
  W.  Temple. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  opening  for  the  escape  of  gas  or  air  [syn:  {venthole},  {blowhole}] 
  2:  external  opening  of  urinary  or  genital  system  of  a  lower 
  3:  a  fissure  in  the  earth's  crust  (or  in  the  surface  of  some 
  other  planet)  through  which  molten  lava  and  gases  erupt 
  [syn:  {volcano},  {crater}] 
  v  1:  give  expression  or  utterance  to  "She  vented  her  anger"; 
  "The  graduates  gave  vent  to  cheers"  [syn:  {ventilate},  {give 
  2:  expose  to  cool  or  cold  air  so  as  to  cool  or  freshen;  "air 
  the  old  winter  clothes";  "air  out  the  smoke-filled  rooms" 
  [syn:  {ventilate},  {air  out},  {air}] 

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