Hent vs Dent - What's the difference?

hent | dent |


As nouns the difference between hent and dent

is that hent is night 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 a verb dent is

to impact something, producing a dent.

hent

English

Alternative forms

* hente

Verb

  • (label) To take hold of, to grasp.
  • *, Bk.V, Ch.IX:
  • *:And in the grekynge of the day Sir Gawayne hente his hors wondyrs for to seke.
  • To take away, carry off.
  • Anagrams

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    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

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