When you vent, you let something out, whether it's hot air or your feelings. If you vent your feelings, you let out a strong and sometimes angry emotion and just say what you think.

You might vent your rage when your brother once again gets out of doing his chores. You also might vent something to air it out. If it's too hot inside your car, vent it by opening a window. The noun vent refers to a hole that lets air escape. A clothes dryer has a vent that sends hot air outside. A vent in nature is a crack in the earth's surface that lets hot gas and lava escape — like a volcano.

Definitions of vent

n a hole for the escape of gas or air

blowhole, vent-hole, venthole
smoke hole
a vent (as in a roof) for smoke to escape
Type of:
an opening deliberately made in or through something

n external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate

Type of:
opening, orifice, porta
an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity

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

Type of:
cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure
a long narrow opening

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

Type of:
a long narrow opening

n activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

“he gave vent to his anger”
outlet, release
Type of:
any specific behavior

v expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen

air, air out, ventilate
Type of:
freshen, refresh
make (to feel) fresh

v give expression or utterance to

“She vented her anger”
give vent, ventilate
Type of:
evince, express, show
give expression to

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