Definitions for: Dent


[n] an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
[n] an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening); "it made a dent in my bank account"
[n] a depression scratched or carved into a surface
[v] make a dent into



Webster (1913) Definition: Dent, n. [A variant of Dint.]
1. A stroke; a blow. [Obs.] ``That dent of thunder.''
--Chaucer.

2. A slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a
blow or by pressure; an indentation.

A blow that would have made a dent in a pound of
butter. --De Quincey.


Dent, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dented; p. pr. & vb. n.
Denting.]
To make a dent upon; to indent.

The houses dented with bullets. --Macaulay.


Dent, n. [F., fr. L. dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth.]
(Mach.)
A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc. --Knight.

Synonyms: gouge, incision, indent, nick, prick, scratch, slit

See Also: bend, blemish, consequence, defect, deform, depression, effect, event, hit, impression, imprint, issue, outcome, result, score, scotch, turn, twist, upshot

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