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Vent vs. Rift — What's the Difference?

Vent vs. Rift — What's the Difference?

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Vent

Forceful expression or release of pent-up thoughts or feelings
Give vent to one's anger.
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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.
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Vent

An opening permitting the escape of fumes, a liquid, a gas, or steam.
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Rift

A crack, split, or break in something
The wind had torn open a rift in the clouds
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Vent

The small hole at the breech of a gun through which the charge is ignited.
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Rift

A serious break in friendly relations
The rift between the two branches of the legal profession
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Vent

(Zoology) The excretory opening of the digestive tract in animals such as birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.
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Rift

Form fissures or breaks, especially through large-scale faulting; move apart
A fragment of continental crust which rifted away from eastern Australia
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Vent

The opening of a volcano in the earth's crust.
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Rift

A fissure, crack, or opening, as in rock.
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Vent

An opening on the ocean floor that emits hot water and dissolved minerals.
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Rift

A break in friendly relations
A rift between siblings.
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Vent

A slit in a garment, as in the back seam of a jacket.
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Rift

(Geology) An area where the lithosphere is thinning, typically associated with large faults and grabens.
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Vent

To express (one's thoughts or feelings, for example), especially forcefully.
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Rift

A shallow area in a waterway.
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Vent

To release or discharge (steam, for example) through an opening.
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Rift

The backwash of a wave that has broken upon a beach.
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Vent

To provide with a vent.
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Rift

To split open; break.
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Vent

To vent one's feelings or opinions
Sorry to go on like that, but I just had to vent.
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Rift

To cause to split open or break.
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Vent

To be released or discharged through an opening.
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Rift

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.
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Vent

To rise to the surface of water to breathe. Used of a marine mammal.
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Rift

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

An opening through which gases, especially air, can pass.
The vent of a cask; the vent of a mould
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Rift

A shallow place in a stream; a ford.
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Vent

A small aperture.
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Rift

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

An opening in a volcano from which lava or gas flows.
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Rift

(transitive) To cleave; to rive; to split.
To rift an oak
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Vent

A rant; a long session of expressing verbal frustration.
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Rift

To belch.
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Vent

The excretory opening of lower orders of vertebrates.
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Rift

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

A slit in the seam of a garment.
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Rift

A shallow place in a stream; a ford.
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Vent

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

To cleave; to rive; to split; as, to rift an oak or a rock; to rift the clouds.
To dwell these rifted rocks between.
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Vent

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

To burst open; to split.
Timber . . . not apt to rif with ordnance.
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Vent

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

To belch.
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Vent

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

A gap between cloud masses;
The sun shone through a rift in the clouds
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Vent

Ventriloquism.
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Rift

A narrow fissure in rock
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Vent

(obsolete) A baiting place; an inn.
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Rift

A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions);
They hoped to avoid a break in relations
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Vent

Clipping of ventilationor ventilator.
I have adjusted the vent settings.
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Vent

(intransitive) To allow gases to escape.
The stove vents to the outside.
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Vent

(transitive) To allow to escape through a vent.
Exhaust is vented to the outside.
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Vent

To express a strong emotion.
He vents his anger violently.
Can we talk? I need to vent.
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Vent

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

(transitive) To determine the sex of (a chick) by opening up the anal vent or cloaca.
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Vent

To sell; to vend.
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Vent

To ventilate; to use a ventilator; to use ventilation.
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Vent

Sale; opportunity to sell; market.
There is no vent for any commodity but of wool.
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Vent

A baiting place; an inn.
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Vent

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.
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Vent

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

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

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

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

Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression; publication; utterance.
Without the vent of words.
Thou didst make tolerable vent of thy travel.
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Vent

To sell; to vend.
Therefore did those nations vent such spice.
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Vent

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

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

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.
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Vent

To utter; to report; to publish.
By mixing somewhat true to vent more lies.
Thou hast framed and vented very curious orations.
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Vent

To scent, as a hound.
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Vent

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

A hole for the escape of gas or air
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Vent

External opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate
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Vent

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

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

Activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion;
She had no other outlet for her feelings
He gave vent to his anger
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Vent

Give expression or utterance to;
She vented her anger
The graduates gave vent to cheers
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Vent

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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