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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.
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The action was at first a little confusing to Edna, but she soon lent herself readily to the Creole's gentle caress.
The Delawares lent themselves to the work, and we made it good, ten to twenty, until our numbers were nearly equal, and then we sallied out upon the hounds, and not a man of them ever got back to tell the fate of his party.
The owners of his ship, it seems, had lent him one, in which to carry his heavy chest to his boarding house.
The place has no interest except that which is lent it by its legend, which is a very pretty one--to this effect:
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.
All was wild and solitary, and one might have declared it a scene untrodden by the foot of man, but for the telegraph posts and small piles of broken "macadam" at punctual intervals, and the ginger-beer bottles and paper bags of local confectioners that lent an air of civilisation to the road.
So a man lent us some biscuits; and we said we would pay him when we came back.
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!
He lent him to Pierres, who was a friend of his, and who made long journeys with him, and, as has been said, carried off the fair Magalona, bearing her through the air on its haunches and making all who beheld them from the earth gape with astonishment; and he never lent him save to those whom he loved or those who paid him well; and since the great Pierres we know of no one having mounted him until now.
He lent me some duck things of his own, for those I had worn in the boat had been thrown overboard.
Suddenly She sees the bloom of willows far and wide, And grieves for him she lent to fame and war.
Our loves are not given, but only lent, At compound interest of cent per cent.