• (British, America) enPR: dĕnt, IPA: /dɛnt/

dent (plural dents)

  1. A shallow deformation in the surface of an object, produced by an impact.
    The crash produced a dent in the left side of the car.
  2. A type of maize/corn with a relatively soft outer hull, and a soft type of starch that shrinks at maturity to leave an indentation in the surface of the kernel.
  3. (by extension, informal) A sudden negative change, such as loss, damage, weakening, consumption or diminution, especially one produced by an external force, event or action
    That purchase put a bit of a dent in my wallet.
Translations Verb

dent (dents, present participle denting; past and past participle dented)

  1. (transitive) To impact something, producing a dent.
  2. (intransitive) To develop a dent or dents.
    Copper is soft and dents easily.
Translations Translations Noun

dent (plural dents)

  1. (engineering) A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.
  2. (weaving) A slot or a wire in a reed

Proper noun
  1. A village in Cumbria, England.
  2. Surname

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