vent

n.

  1. Sale; opportunity to sell; market.
  2. A baiting place; an inn.
  3. A small aperture; a hole or passage for air or any fluid to escape; as, the vent of a cask; the vent of a mold; a volcanic vent.
  4. The anal opening of certain invertebrates and fishes; also, the external cloacal opening of reptiles, birds, amphibians, and many fishes.
  5. The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole.
  6. Sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet.
  7. Fig.: Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet.
  8. Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance.

v. t.

  1. To sell; to vend.
  2. To let out at a vent, or small aperture; to give passage or outlet to.
  3. To suffer to escape from confinement; to let out; to utter; to pour forth; as, to vent passion or complaint.
  4. To utter; to report; to publish.
  5. To scent, as a hound.
  6. To furnish with a vent; to make a vent in; as, to vent. a mold.

v. i.

  1. To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort.