(noun, verb)


1. a hole for the escape of gas or air

Similar word(s): blowhole, venthole

Definition categories: man–made, hole

2. external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate

Definition categories: animal, opening, orifice, porta

3. a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt

Similar word(s): volcano

Definition categories: object, cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure

4. a slit in a garment (as in the back seam of a jacket)

Definition categories: man–made, slit

5. activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

- he gave vent to his anger

Similar word(s): outlet, release

Definition categories: act, activity

Sentences with vent as a noun:

- the vent of a cask; the vent of a mould


1. give expression or utterance to

- She vented her anger

- The graduates gave vent to cheers

Similar word(s): ventilate

Definition categories: communication, evince, express, show

2. expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen

Similar word(s): air, ventilate

Definition categories: change, freshen, refresh

Sentences with vent as a verb:

- The stove vents to the outside.

- Exhaust is vented to the outside.

- He vents his anger violently.

- Can we talk? I need to vent.