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Meaning of DENT

Pronunciation:  dent

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

DENT is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dent\, n. [A variant of {Dint}.]
    1. A stroke; a blow. [Obs.] ``That dent of thunder.''
    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.
  2. \Dent\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dented}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To make a dent upon; to indent.
          The houses dented with bullets.          --Macaulay.
  3. \Dent\, n. [F., fr. L. dens, dentis, tooth. See {Tooth}.]
    A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc. --Knight.
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