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Lent

 (lĕnt)
n.
A 40-day period of fasting and penitence observed by many Christians in preparation for Easter. In Western churches, Lent lasts from Ash Wednesday until Easter, usually excepting Sundays.

[Middle English lenten, lente, spring, Lent, from Old English lencten; see del- in Indo-European roots.]

lent

 (lĕnt)
v.
Past tense and past participle of lend.

lent

(lɛnt)
vb
(Banking & Finance) the past tense and past participle of lend

Lent

(lɛnt)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the period of forty weekdays lasting from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday, observed as a time of penance and fasting commemorating Jesus' fasting in the wilderness
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (modifier) falling within or associated with the season before Easter: Lent observance.
3. (Rowing) (plural) (at Cambridge University) Lent term boat races
[Old English lencten, lengten spring, literally: lengthening (of hours of daylight)]

lent

(lɛnt)

v.
pt. and pp. of lend.

Lent

(lɛnt)

n.
(in the Christian religion) an annual season of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday and lasting 40 weekdays to Easter.
[before 1000; Middle English lente(n), Old English lencten, lengten spring, Lent, literally, lengthening (of daylight hours)]

-lent

var. of -ulent in loanwords from Latin: pestilent.

Lent

A period of spiritual discipline, fasting, and penance leading up to Easter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lent - a period of 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Holy SaturdayLent - a period of 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday
church calendar, ecclesiastical calendar - a calendar of the Christian year indicating the dates of fasts and festivals
Good Friday - Friday before Easter
Ash Wednesday - the 7th Wednesday before Easter; the first day of Lent; the day following Mardi Gras (`Fat Tuesday'); a day of fasting and repentance
season - a recurrent time marked by major holidays; "it was the Christmas season"
Translations
الصَّوْم الكبيرالأرْبَعينيالصَوْمُ الكَبِيرُ
půst
faste
paastopaastonaika
korizma
nagyböjt
四旬節
사순절
quadragesima
gavėnia
gavenis
obdobie pôstupôst
fastan
40 günlük Paskalya dönemiBüyük Perhiz
Великий піст
Tuần ăn chay

Lent

[lent] NCuaresma f

Lent

[ˈlɛnt] ncarême m

Lent

nFastenzeit f

Lent

[lɛnt] nQuaresima
I'm giving it up for Lent → vi rinuncio come fioretto (quaresimale)

Lent

(lent) noun
the time from Ash Wednesday to Easter (40 weekdays) observed as a time of fasting in commemoration of Christ's fast in the wilderness.

Lent

الصَوْمُ الكَبِيرُ půst faste Fastenzeit Μεγάλη Σαρακοστή Cuaresma paastonaika Carême korizma Quaresima 四旬節 사순절 Vasten faste Wielki Post Quaresma Великий пост fastan ฤดูถือบวชโดยอดอาหารประจำปีก่อนวันอีสเตอร์ของชาวคริสต์ 40 günlük Paskalya dönemi Tuần ăn chay 大斋节

lent

a. pp. de to lend prestado-a.
References in classic literature ?
However legal it may be To pay what never has been lent, This style of business seems to me Extremely inconvenient!
The money I lent to your wife was meant to remain a rope around your neck.
And the Doctor went and saw the sailor who had lent him the boat, and he bought two new ships for him and a rubber-doll for his baby; and he paid the grocer for the food he had lent him for the journey to Africa.
So we talked about painting, poetry, and music, theology, geology, and philosophy: once or twice I lent her a book, and once she lent me one in return: I met her in her walks as often as I could; I came to her house as often as I dared.
The odd superstitions touched upon were all preva- lent among children and slaves in the West at the period of this story -- that is to say, thirty or forty years ago.
A TRULY Pious Person who conducted a savings bank and lent money to his sisters and his cousins and his aunts of both sexes, was approached by a Tatterdemalion, who applied for a loan of one hundred thousand dollars.
Who would have thought that the overseer of my plantation on the peninsula, to whom I lent two hundred francs, had genius?
Our loves are not given, but only lent, At compound interest of cent per cent.
We lent to Alexander the strength of Hercules, The wisdom of our foreheads, the cunning of our knees; We bowed our necks to service: they ne'er were loosed again,-- Make way there--way for the ten-foot teams Of the Forty-Pounder train!
Suddenly She sees the bloom of willows far and wide, And grieves for him she lent to fame and war.
From his infancy he had, with calculation beyond his age, lent his name and complaisance to the follies of the Comte de Guiche.
In ways truly miraculous, I had been lent four books, marvellous books, and them I had devoured.