See also: Vent and vènt

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  • IPA(key): /vɛnt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Etymology 1

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Partly from Middle French vent, from Latin ventus and partly from French éventer. Cognate with French vent and Spanish viento (wind) and ventana (window). Doublet of wind.

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vent (plural vents)

 
A vent (opening) in the wall of a house.
  1. An opening through which gases, especially air, can pass.
    the vent of a cask; the vent of a mould
  2. A small aperture.
  3. An opening in a volcano from which lava or gas flows.
  4. A rant; a long session of expressing verbal frustration.
  5. The excretory opening of lower orders of vertebrates; cloaca.
  6. A slit in the seam of a garment.
  7. The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge.
    Synonym: touch hole
  8. In steam boilers, a sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet.
  9. Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet.
  10. Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance.
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vent (third-person singular simple present vents, present participle venting, simple past and past participle vented)

  1. (intransitive) To allow gases to escape.
    The stove vents to the outside.
  2. (transitive) To allow to escape through a vent.
    Exhaust is vented to the outside.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To express a strong emotion.
    He vents his anger violently.
    Can we talk? I need to vent.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling:
      He inveighed against the folly of making oneself liable for the debts of others; vented many bitter execrations against the brother; and concluded with wishing something could be done for the unfortunate family.
    • 2013 June 18, Simon Romero, “Protests Widen as Brazilians Chide Leaders”, in New York Times, retrieved 21 June 2013:
      But the demonstrators remained defiant, pouring into the streets by the thousands and venting their anger over political corruption, the high cost of living and huge public spending for the World Cup and the Olympics.
  4. To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort.
    • 1579, Immeritô [pseudonym; Edmund Spenser], “Februarie. Ægloga Secunda.”, in The Shepheardes Calender: [], London: [] Hugh Singleton, [], →OCLC; reprinted as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, The Shepheardes Calender [], London: John C. Nimmo, [], 1890, →OCLC:
      Seest, howe brag yond Bullocke beares, So smirke, so smoothe, his pricked eares? [] See howe he venteth into the wynd.
  5. (transitive) To determine the sex of (a chick) by opening up the anal vent or cloaca.
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Etymology 2

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Clipping of ventriloquism

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vent (plural vents)

  1. Ventriloquism.
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Etymology 3

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From French vente, from Latin vendere (to sell).

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vent (third-person singular simple present vents, present participle venting, simple past and past participle vented)

  1. To sell; to vend.

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From Spanish venta (a poor inn, sale, market).

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vent (plural vents)

  1. (obsolete) A baiting place; an inn.

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Clipping.

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vent (plural vents)

  1. (medicine, colloquial) Clipping of ventilation or ventilator.
    I have adjusted the vent settings.

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vent (third-person singular simple present vents, present participle venting, simple past and past participle vented)

  1. (medicine, colloquial) To ventilate; to use a ventilator; to use ventilation.

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Catalan

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old Catalan vent, from Latin ventus, from Proto-Italic *wentos, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wéh₁n̥ts < *h₂weh₁- (to blow).

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vent m (plural vents)

  1. wind (movement of air)
  2. (castells) a casteller in the pinya standing between the laterals, and holding the right leg of one segon and the left leg of another (primer vent), or a casteller placed behind one of the primers vents

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Danish

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vent

  1. imperative of vente

Dutch

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Etymology 1

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From Middle Dutch vent (hero; man). Unknown earlier origin. Compare West Frisian feint (servant; fellow; boyfriend), Low German Fent (young fellow), Saterland Frisian Wäänt (boy, lad).

  • Possibly from Proto-West Germanic *fanþijō (walker, walking), from Proto-Indo-European *pent- (to go, pass). This would make it related to Dutch vinden (to find; (archaic) to explore) and cognate to Old High German fendo (footsoldier) and Old English fēþa (footsoldier). The expected descendant in Dutch would have been vend(e), which existed in Middle Dutch as vende (pawn in a chess game; farmer). Final-obstruent devoicing is common in Dutch and was already widespread in Old Dutch, rendering vent as a variant of vend(e) possible.
  • Possibly a shortening of vennoot (partner (in a company)), which is equivalent to a compound of veem ((storage) company) +‎ genoot (companion, partner), but there is no evidence of an overlap in senses.

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vent m (plural venten, diminutive ventje n)

  1. chap, fellow
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  • Javindo: fen, fent

Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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vent

  1. inflection of venten:
    1. first/second/third-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

Franco-Provençal

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Inherited from Latin ventus.

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vent m (plural vents) (ORB large)

  1. wind

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  • vent in DicoFranPro: Dictionnaire Français/Francoprovençal – on dicofranpro.llm.umontreal.ca
  • vent in Lo trèsor Arpitan – on arpitan.eu

French

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Etymology

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Inherited from Middle French vent, from Old French vent, from Latin ventus, from Proto-Italic *wentos, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wéh₁n̥ts < *h₂weh₁- (to blow).

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vent m (plural vents)

  1. wind
    moulin à ventwindmill
    petite pluie abat grand venta little kindness goes a long way (literally, “a little rain abates a great wind”)
    rose des ventscompass rose (literally, “rose of the winds”)
    qui sème le vent récolte la tempêtewho sows the wind harvests the tempest
  2. (euphemistic) flatulence
    Synonym: (neutral) pet
  3. (uncountable) empty words, hot air
    Synonym: paroles en l’air
    Toutes ces promesses, c’est du vent.Those are empty promises.
  4. (slang)
    se prendre un ventto be completely blanked, to receive no answer, to be rebuffed by having one's advances ignored
    mettre un vent à quelqu’un, faire un vent à quelqu’un, foutre un vent à quelqu’unto ignore someone, to give someone the cold shoulder, to brush someone off, to diss someone
    un gros vent, un énorme venta blast, a verbal attack or severe reprimand
  5. (countable, chiefly in the plural) wind instrument
    Synonym: instrument à vent

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Lombard

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Inherited from Latin ventus.

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  • (Milanese) IPA(key): /ˈvɛːnt/

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vent m

  1. wind

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  • AIS: Sprach- und Sachatlas Italiens und der Südschweiz [Linguistic and Ethnographic Atlas of Italy and Southern Switzerland] – map 399: “il vento; i venti” – on navigais-web.pd.istc.cnr.it
  • Arrighi, Cletto (1896) Dizionario milanese-italiano, col repertorio italiano-milanese: [] [1] (in Italian), Milan: Hoepli, page 800
  • Angiolini, Francesco (1897) Vocabolario milanese-italiano coi segni per la pronuncia[2] (in Italian), page 903

Middle French

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From Old French vent, from Latin ventus.

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vent m (plural vens or vents)

  1. wind

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  • vent on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)

Norman

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Etymology

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From Old French vent, from Latin ventus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weh₁- (to blow).

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vent m (plural vents)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) wind

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Norwegian Bokmål

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vent

  1. neuter singular of ven

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vent

  1. imperative of vente

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Etymology 1

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vent

  1. imperative of venta

Etymology 2

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vent (definite singular and plural vente)

  1. past participle of venna

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vent

  1. neuter singular of vend

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vent

  1. supine of venna

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vent

  1. neuter singular of ven

Occitan

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Etymology

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From Old Occitan vent, from Latin ventus.

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vent m (plural vents)

  1. wind (movement of air)
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Old French

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Inherited from Latin ventus.

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vent oblique singularm (oblique plural venz or ventz, nominative singular venz or ventz, nominative plural vent)

  1. wind (movement of air)

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From vent d'aval:

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Etymology

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Inherited from Latin ventus.

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vent m

  1. wind