Delt vs Dent - What's the difference?

delt | dent |


As nouns the difference between delt and dent

is that delt is (slang) shoulder while dent is a shallow deformation in the surface of an object, produced by an impact or dent can be (engineering) a tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.

As verbs the difference between delt and dent

is that delt is while dent is to impact something, producing a dent.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

delt

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (slang) Shoulder
  • * 2005 , F. Paul Wilson, Midnight Mass? , page 67
  • she had this tat of a devil face sticking out a Gene Simmons-class tongue on her left delt .

    Synonyms

    * (shoulder) shoulder

    Verb

    (head)
  • * {{quote-book, year=1589, author=Anonymous, title=A Declaration of the Causes, which mooved the chiefe Commanders of the Nauie of her most excellent Maiestie the Queene of England, in their voyage and expedition for Portingal, to take and arrest in the mouth of the Riuer of Lisbone, certaine Shippes of corne and other prouisions of warre bound for the said Citie, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Here now they cry out, that the Commaunders of our Fleete haue delt iniuriously with them, they exclaime that the leagues are broken, that their old priuiledges in England are violated, which they chalenge to belong to their Cities, and ought to be kept and mainteined. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1597, author=King James I, title=Daemonologie., chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=PHILOMATHES. Indeede there is cause inough, but rather to leaue him at all, then to runne more plainlie to him, if they were wise he delt with. }} ----

    dent

    English

    Etymology 1

    (etyl) . More at dint.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • (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.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=April 11 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Liverpool 3 - 0 Man City , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Andy Carroll's first goals since his £35m move to Liverpool put a dent in Manchester City's Champions League hopes as they were emphatically swept aside at Anfield.}}

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To impact something, producing a dent.
  • To develop a dent or dents.
  • ''Copper is soft and dents easily.

    Etymology 2

    (etyl), from (etyl) dens, dentis, tooth. See tooth.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (engineering) A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.
  • (Knight)

    Anagrams

    * English ergative verbs ----