(noun, verb)


1. an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)

- it made a dent in my bank account

Definition categories: phenomenon, consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot

2. a depression scratched or carved into a surface

Similar word(s): incision, scratch, slit

Definition categories: shape, depression, impression, imprint

3. an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

Similar word(s): ding, gouge, nick

Definition categories: attribute, blemish, defect, mar

Sentences with dent as a noun:

- The crash produced a dent in the left side of the car.

- That purchase put a bit of a dent in my wallet.


1. make a depression into

- The bicycle dented my car

Similar word(s): indent

Definition categories: contact, bend, deform, flex, turn, twist

Sentences with dent as a verb:

- Copper is soft and dents easily.