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dent

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verb \ˈdent\

Definition of dent

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a dent in dent a car

  3. 2 :  to have a weakening effect on

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to form a dent by sinking inward :  become dented

Examples of dent in a Sentence

  1. I'm afraid I dented the wall pretty badly when I was hammering in that nail.

  2. Many of the cans were badly dented.

  3. Some types of metal dent more easily than others.

  4. The team's confidence has been dented by a recent series of losses.

Origin and Etymology of dent

Middle English, short for indenten to make dents in, indent


First Known Use: 14th century


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dent

noun

Definition of dent

  1. 1 :  a depression or hollow made by a blow or by pressure

  2. 2 :  an appreciable impression or effect often made against resistance hasn't made a dent in the problem; specifically :  a weakening or lessening effect costs that have made a dent in the budget

1565

First Known Use of dent

1565


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dent

noun

Definition of dent

  1. :  tooth 2a

Origin and Etymology of dent

French, literally, tooth, from Latin dent-, dens


First Known Use: 1703


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dent

abbreviation

Definition of dent


Dent

play
biographical name \ˈdent\

Definition of Dent

  1. Joseph Mal*a*byplay \ˈma-lə-bē\ 1849–1926 English publisher


dent-

combining form
variants: or

denti-

or

dento-

Definition of dent-

  1. :  tooth :  teeth dentiform

Origin and Etymology of dent-

Middle English denti-, from Latin, from dent-, dens tooth — more at tooth



DENT Defined for English Language Learners

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dent

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verb \ˈdent\

Definition of dent for English Language Learners

  • : to make a dent in (something)

  • : to decrease (something) : to make (something) weaker


DENT Defined for Kids

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dent

play
verb \ˈdent\

Definition of dent for Students

dented

;

denting

  1. 1 :  to make a hollow mark in or on I dented my car.

  2. 2 :  to become damaged by a hollow mark


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dent

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noun

Definition of dent for Students

  1. :  a notch or hollow mark made in a surface by a blow or by pressure


Medical Dictionary

dent

abbreviation

Medical Definition of dent

  1. dental; dentist; dentistry



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