What is dent?

  • (noun): An impression in a surface (as made by a blow).
    Synonyms: gouge, nick
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on dent:

Dent, Cumbria - The Parish
... The parish of Dent includes the whole of Dentdale and the side valley of Deepdale ... In addition to the village of Dent settlements in the parish includes the hamlets of Lenacre, Gawthrop, Cowgill and Stone House ...
Sara J. Dent
... Dent was the first chief of Anesthesiology and the first female division chief in the Department of Surgery at Duke University ... Dent was born in South Carolina and also founded the Orange County Rescue Squad located in Hillsborough, NC ...

More definitions of "dent":

  • (verb): Make a depression into.
    Synonyms: indent
  • (noun): An appreciable consequence (especially a lessening).
    Example: "It made a dent in my bank account"

Famous quotes containing the word dent:

    I may be old-fashioned. I don’t like this modern movement.... And yet, there are certain sorts of work a woman may well do; teaching, being governess, or any taking care of children.
    —Julia Dent Grant (1826–1902)

    The man who invented Eskimo Pie made a million dollars, so one is told, but E.E. Cummings, whose verse has been appearing off and on for three years now, and whose experiments should not be more appalling to those interested in poetry than the experiment of surrounding ice-cream with a layer of chocolate was to those interested in soda fountains, has hardly made a dent in the doughy minds of our so-called poetry lovers.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    Now only a dent in the earth marks the site of these dwellings, with buried cellar stones, and strawberries, raspberries, thimble-berries, hazel-bushes, and sumachs growing in the sunny sward there.... These cellar dents, like deserted fox burrows, old holes, are all that is left where once were the stir and bustle of human life, and “fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute,” in some form and dialect or other were by turns discussed.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)