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Vent vs. Rift

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Ventnoun

An opening through which gases, especially air, can pass.

‘the vent of a cask; the vent of a mould’;

Riftnoun

A chasm or fissure.

‘My marriage is in trouble: the fight created a rift between us and we can't reconnect.’; ‘The Grand Canyon is a rift in the Earth's surface, but is smaller than some of the undersea ones.’;

Ventnoun

A small aperture.

Riftnoun

A break in the clouds, fog, mist etc., which allows light through.

Ventnoun

The opening of a volcano from which lava flows.

Riftnoun

A shallow place in a stream; a ford.

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Ventnoun

A verbalized frustration.

Riftverb

(intransitive) To form a rift; to split open.

Ventnoun

The excretory opening of lower orders of vertebrates.

Riftverb

(transitive) To cleave; to rive; to split.

‘to rift an oak’;

Ventnoun

A slit in the seam of a garment.

Riftverb

To belch.

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Ventnoun

The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole.

Rift

p. p. of Rive.

Ventnoun

In steam boilers, a sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet.

Riftnoun

An opening made by riving or splitting; a cleft; a fissure.

Ventnoun

Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet.

Riftnoun

A shallow place in a stream; a ford.

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Ventnoun

Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance.

Riftverb

To cleave; to rive; to split; as, to rift an oak or a rock; to rift the clouds.

‘To dwell these rifted rocks between.’;

Ventnoun

Ventriloquism.

Riftverb

To burst open; to split.

‘Timber . . . not apt to rif with ordnance.’;

Ventnoun

sale; opportunity to sell; market

Riftverb

To belch.

Ventnoun

(obsolete) A baiting place; an inn.

Riftnoun

a gap between cloud masses;

‘the sun shone through a rift in the clouds’;

Ventverb

(intransitive) To allow gases to escape.

‘The stove vents to the outside.’;

Riftnoun

a narrow fissure in rock

Ventverb

(transitive) To allow to escape through a vent.

‘Exhaust is vented to the outside.’;

Riftnoun

a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions);

‘they hoped to avoid a break in relations’;

Ventverb

To express a strong emotion.

‘He vents his anger violently.’; ‘Can we talk? I need to vent.’;

Riftnoun

a crack, split, or break in something

‘the wind had torn open a rift in the clouds’;

Ventverb

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

Riftnoun

a major fault separating blocks of the earth's surface; a rift valley.

Ventverb

To sell; to vend.

Riftnoun

a serious break in friendly relations

‘the rift between the two branches of the legal profession’;

Ventnoun

Sale; opportunity to sell; market.

‘There is no vent for any commodity but of wool.’;

Riftverb

form fissures or breaks, especially through large-scale faulting; move apart

‘a fragment of continental crust which rifted away from eastern Australia’;

Ventnoun

A baiting place; an inn.

Riftverb

tear or force (something) apart

‘the nascent rifted margins of the Red Sea’;

Ventnoun

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.

‘Look, how thy wounds do bleed at many vents.’; ‘Long 't was doubtful, both so closely pent,Which first should issue from the narrow vent.’;

Rift

In geology, a rift is a linear zone where the lithosphere is being pulled apart and is an example of extensional tectonics.Typical rift features are a central linear downfaulted depression, called a graben, or more commonly a half-graben with normal faulting and rift-flank uplifts mainly on one side. Where rifts remain above sea level they form a rift valley, which may be filled by water forming a rift lake.

Ventnoun

The anal opening of certain invertebrates and fishes; also, the external cloacal opening of reptiles, birds, amphibians, and many fishes.

Ventnoun

The opening at the breech of a firearm, through which fire is communicated to the powder of the charge; touchhole.

Ventnoun

Fig.: Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or privacy; outlet.

Ventnoun

Sectional area of the passage for gases divided by the length of the same passage in feet.

Ventnoun

Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance.

‘Without the vent of words.’; ‘Thou didst make tolerable vent of thy travel.’;

Ventverb

To sell; to vend.

‘Therefore did those nations vent such spice.’;

Ventverb

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

Ventverb

To let out at a vent, or small aperture; to give passage or outlet to.

Ventverb

To suffer to escape from confinement; to let out; to utter; to pour forth; as, to vent passion or complaint.

‘The queen of heaven did thus her fury vent.’;

Ventverb

To utter; to report; to publish.

‘By mixing somewhat true to vent more lies.’; ‘Thou hast framed and vented very curious orations.’;

Ventverb

To scent, as a hound.

Ventverb

To furnish with a vent; to make a vent in; as, to vent. a mold.

Ventnoun

a hole for the escape of gas or air

Ventnoun

external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate

Ventnoun

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

Ventnoun

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

Ventnoun

activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion;

‘she had no other outlet for her feelings’; ‘he gave vent to his anger’;

Ventverb

give expression or utterance to;

‘She vented her anger’; ‘The graduates gave vent to cheers’;

Ventverb

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

‘air the old winter clothes’; ‘air out the smoke-filled rooms’;

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