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Is vent a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word vent is a Scrabble US word. The word vent is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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Is vent a Scrabble UK word?

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4 letters words from 'vent'

VENT 7 

3 letters words from 'vent'

NET 3TEN 3
VET 6 

2 letters words from 'vent'

EN 2ET 2
NE 2TE 2

All 4 letters words made out of vent

vent evnt vnet nvet envt nevt vetn evtn vten tven etvn tevn vnte nvte vtne tvne ntve tnve entv netv etnv tenv ntev tnev

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Definitions and meaning of vent

vent

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɛnt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Etymology 1

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.

Noun

vent (plural vents)

  1. An opening through which gases, especially air, can pass.
  2. A small aperture.
  3. The opening of a volcano from which lava flows.
  4. A verbalized frustration.
  5. The excretory opening of lower orders of vertebrates.
  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; touchhole.
  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.
Derived terms
  • give vent to
  • ridge vent
See also
  • cloaca
  • seal
Translations

Verb

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

  1. (intransitive) To allow gases to escape.
  2. (transitive) To allow to escape through a vent.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To express a strong emotion.
    • 2013 June 18, Simon Romero, "Protests Widen as Brazilians Chide Leaders," 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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Spenser to this entry?)
Translations

Etymology 2

Clipping of ventriloquism

Noun

vent (plural vents)

  1. Ventriloquism.
Derived terms
  • vent puppet

Etymology 3

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

Verb

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

  1. To sell; to vend.
    • Therefore did those nations [] vent such spice.

Etymology 4

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

Noun

vent (plural vents)

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

Etymology 5

Clipping.

Noun

vent (plural vents)

  1. (medicine, colloquial) Clipping of ventilation or ventilator.

Verb

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.

Derived terms

  • venting (n.)
  • vented (adj.)

Anagrams

  • Env't

Catalan

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈvent/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈben/

Noun

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.

Derived terms


Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈvɛnˀd̥]

Verb

vent

  1. imperative of vente

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Etymology 1

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

  • 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.

Noun

vent m (plural venten, diminutive ventje n)

  1. chap, fellow

Descendants

  • Javindo: fen, fent

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

vent

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of venten
  2. imperative of venten

French

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɑ̃/
  • Rhymes: -ɑ̃

Noun

vent m (plural vents)

  1. Atmospheric wind.
  2. (euphemistic) A flatulence.
    Synonym: (neutral) pet
  3. (uncountable) Empty words, hot air.
    Synonym: paroles en l'air

Derived terms

Related terms

See also

  • air
  • courant

Further reading

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

Norman

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

vent m (plural vents)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) wind

Derived terms


Norwegian Bokmål

Adjective

vent

  1. neuter singular of ven

Verb

vent

  1. imperative of vente

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋɛnt/ (example of pronunciation)

Verb

vent

  1. imperative of venta

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋɛnt/ (example of pronunciation)

Participle

vent (definite singular and plural vente)

  1. past participle of venna

Participle

vent

  1. neuter singular of vend

Verb

vent

  1. supine of venna

Etymology 3

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋeːnt/ (example of pronunciation)

Adjective

vent

  1. neuter singular of ven

Occitan

Etymology

From Old Occitan vent, from Latin ventus.

Pronunciation

Noun

vent m (plural vents)

  1. wind (movement of air)

Related terms


Old French

Etymology

From Latin ventus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈvẽnt]
  • Rhymes: -ent

Noun

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

  1. wind (movement of air)

Descendants

From vent d'aval

Source: wiktionary.org
  • VENOUS, full of veins.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)