Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Intermediate Dictionary
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
dent1

dent1

 
 
pronunciation:
dent
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
make a dent in
part of speech: noun
definition: a small hollow made in a surface by or as if by pressure or a blow.
There is a small dent in the car where I backed into a shopping cart.
similar words:
chip, defect, dimple, flaw, mark, nick, notch, pit
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: dented, denting, dents
definition: to make a dent on or in.
I dropped the hammer and dented the table top.
similar words:
chip, depress, dimple, distress, flaw, mark, nick, notch, pit
phrase: make a dent in