Vent


Vent

Vent may refer to:

* Volcano, an opening in the Earth's surface which allows molten rock, ash and gases to escape
** Deep sea vent, or "black smoker", a type of hydrothermal vent found on the ocean floor
*Plumbing drainage venting, pipes leading from fixtures to the outdoors, usually via the roof
*Flue, a duct, pipe, or chimney for conveying exhaust gases; see also Chimney
*Duct (HVAC), used in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning to deliver and remove air
* Vent (radio series), a dark comedy series produced for BBC Radio 4 in 2006
* An outlet of a biological ventilation system that allows the exchange of air; "see gas exchange"
* An external opening of a urinary or genital system in lower vertebrates (e.g; salamanders and sharks)
* Vent, Austria, a village in the Ötztal Alps
* Ventrilo, an Internet VoIP chat system service
* A narrow slot in a vending machine or slot machine through which to introduce money, coins, or tokens.
* The various attacks used by characters in "Kamen Rider Ryuki" are known as "Vents" (such as "Kick Vent", "Sword Vent", etc).
* An expression of anger or frustration.
* Vent (Mega Man), a character in the "Mega Man ZX" video game series.
* Vent (tailoring), a slit up the back of a jacket or coat


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • vent — vent …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • vent — [ vɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1080; lat. ventus I ♦ A ♦ Déplacements naturels de l atmosphère. 1 ♦ Mouvement de l atmosphère ressenti au voisinage du sol; déplacement d air; air déplacé (⇒ alizé, aquilon, autan, bora, chergui, chinook, foehn, khamsin, mistral …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • vent — VENT. s. m. L air agité. Les quatre vents principaux ou cardinaux sont le vent de Nord, le vent de Sud, le vent d Est, le vent d Ouest, autrement, Le vent de Tramontane, de Midy, de Levant & de Couchant. Grand vent. vent impetueux, froid, chaud,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • vent — Vent, Ventus, Il se prend aussi en venerie pour l odeur et sentiment qu une beste laisse de soy. Fouillous au cha. 1. A cause que le cerf est de plus grand vent et sentiment que le lievre, et le sanglier a eu le vent de la gland, c est à dire, l… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Vent — Vent, n. [OE. fent, fente, a slit, F. fente a slit, cleft, fissure, from fendre to split, L. findere; but probably confused with F. vent wind, L. ventus. See {Fissure}, and cf. Vent to snuff.] 1. A small aperture; a hole or passage for air or any …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vent — vènt m. vent. Faire vent : venter. Quand fa vent, fau ventar prov. : il faut puiser quand la corde est au puits. Vent terrau : vent continental, mistral. Vent d aut : vent du Nord. Vent larg : vent du large, de la mer …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • vent — vent1 [vent] n. [ME venten < OFr venter, to blow (or aphetic < OFr esventer, to expose to the air, let out < es , out + venter) < VL * ventare < L ventus,WIND2] 1. Rare the action of escaping or passing out, or the means or… …   English World dictionary

  • Vent — Vent, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Venting}.] 1. To let out at a vent, or small aperture; to give passage or outlet to. [1913 Webster] 2. To suffer to escape from confinement; to let out; to utter; to pour forth; as, to vent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vent — bezeichnet: Vent (Gemeinde Sölden), Ortschaft der Gemeinde Sölden im Ötztal, Tirol Vent ist der Familienname von Hans Lorenz Andreas Vent (1785–1875), deutscher evangelischer Theologe Hans Vent (* 1934), deutscher Maler und Grafiker Vent. ist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • vent — Ⅰ. vent [1] ► NOUN 1) an opening that allows air, gas, or liquid to pass out of or into a confined space. 2) the anus or cloaca of a fish or other animal. ► VERB 1) give free expression to (a strong emotion). 2) discharge (air, gas, or liquid)… …   English terms dictionary