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Is dent a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word dent is a Scrabble US word. The word dent is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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Is dent a Scrabble UK word?

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You can make 15 words from 'dent' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'dent'

DENT 5TEND 5

3 letters words from 'dent'

DEN 4END 4
NED 4NET 3
TED 4TEN 3

2 letters words from 'dent'

DE 3ED 3
EN 2ET 2
NE 2TE 2

All 4 letters words made out of dent

dent ednt dnet ndet endt nedt detn edtn dten tden etdn tedn dnte ndte dtne tdne ntde tnde entd netd etnd tend nted tned

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word dent. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in dent.

Definitions and meaning of dent

dent

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) enPR: dĕnt, IPA(key): /dɛnt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Etymology 1

From Middle English dent, dente, dint (a blow; strike; dent), from Old English dynt (blow, strike, the mark or noise of a blow), from Proto-Germanic *duntiz (a blow). Akin to Old Norse dyntr (dint). More at dint.

Noun

dent (plural dents)

  1. A shallow deformation in the surface of an object, produced by an impact.
  2. A type of maize/corn with a relatively soft outer hull, and a soft type of starch that shrinks at maturity to leave an indentation in the surface of the kernel.
  3. (by extension, informal) A sudden negative change, such as loss, damage, weakening, consumption or diminution, especially one produced by an external force, event or action
Translations

Verb

dent (third-person singular simple present dents, present participle denting, simple past and past participle dented)

  1. (transitive) To impact something, producing a dent.
  2. (intransitive) To develop a dent or dents.
Translations

Etymology 2

French, from Latin dens, dentis, tooth. Doublet of tooth.

Noun

dent (plural dents)

  1. (engineering) A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.
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  2. (weaving) A slot or a wire in a reed

Anagrams

  • 'tend, tend

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin dentem, accusative of dēns.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈdent/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈden/

Noun

dent f (plural dents)

  1. (anatomy) tooth
  2. tooth (saw tooth)
  3. tooth (gear tooth)

Derived terms

Related terms

  • dentadura
  • dental
  • dentista

Further reading

  • “dent” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “dent” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “dent” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “dent” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French

Etymology

From Middle French dent, from Old French dent, from Latin dentem, accusative of dēns, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dénts, *h₃dónts.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɑ̃/
  • Homophones: dam, dams, dans, dents

Noun

dent f (plural dents)

  1. tooth
  2. cog (tooth on a gear)

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “dent” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • tend

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /dent/, [d̪ɛn̪t̪]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /dent/, [d̪ɛn̪t̪]

Verb

dent

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of , "they may lead"

Middle English

Noun

dent

  1. Alternative form of dint

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French dent.

Noun

dent f (plural dens)

  1. tooth

Descendants

  • French: dent

Norman

Etymology

From Old French dent, from Latin dēns, dentem, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dénts, *h₃dónts.

Pronunciation

Noun

dent m (plural dents)

  1. (anatomy) tooth

Derived terms

  • brînge à dents (toothbrush)

Related terms

  • denchive (gum)

Occitan

Etymology

From Latin dentem, accusative of dēns. Attested from the 12th century.

Pronunciation

Noun

dent f (plural dents)

  1. tooth

Related terms

References


Old French

Etymology

From Latin dēns, dente

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dant/
  • Rhymes: -ant

Noun

dent m (oblique plural denz or dentz, nominative singular denz or dentz, nominative plural dent)

  1. (anatomy, of a comb) tooth

Piedmontese

Etymology

From Latin dēns, dentem, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dénts, *h₃dónts.

Noun

dent m (plural dent)

  1. tooth

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) daint

Etymology

From Latin dēns, dentem, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dénts, *h₃dónts.

Noun

dent m (plural dents)

  1. (anatomy, Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) tooth

Derived terms

  • pasta da dents (toothpaste)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to make a depression in.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)