depression, hollow; small hollow caused by a blow
indent, press in, make a hollow depression
\dent\, n. [f., fr. l. dens, dentis, tooth. see tooth.] (mach.) a tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.dent
\dent\ (d&ebreve;nt), 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.dent
\dent\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. dented; p. pr. & vb. n. denting.] to make a dent upon; to indent. the houses dented with bullets.dent
an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening); "it made a dent in my bank account" 2.
a depression scratched or carved into a surface [syn: incision, scratch, prick, slit] 3.
an impression in a surface (as made by a blow) [syn: gouge, nick]
v : make a dent into [syn: indent]
may refer to:
- An abrasion, scratch, blemish, or imperfection caused by a collision
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1. an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening); "it made a dent in my bank account"
(hypernym) consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot
2. a depression scratched or carved into a surface
(synonym) incision, scratch, prick, slit
(hypernym) depression, impression, imprint
(hyponym) score, scotch
3. an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
(synonym) gouge, nick
(hypernym) blemish, defect, mar
1. make a depression into; "The bicycle dented my car"
(hypernym) flex, bend, deform, twist, turn
(derivation) incision, scratch, prick, slit
The space between two wires in a COMB or REED through which a WARP strand passes.
a. without dent Tolcio =
v. to cause a sink, to dent, to crease
A local change in surface contour caused by a mechanical impact, but not accompanied by the loss of metal.
To make a dent upon; to indent.
A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.
A stroke; a blow.
A slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a blow or by pressure; an indentation.
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