from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past tense and past participle of lend.
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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of lend.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. & p. p. of lend.
- n. A fast of forty days, beginning with Ash Wednesday and continuing till Easter, observed by some Christian churches as commemorative of the fast of our Savior.
- adj. Slow; mild; gentle.
- adj. See Lento.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An annual fast of forty days, beginning with Ash Wednesday and continuing till Easter, observed from very early times in the Christian church, in commemoration of Christ's forty days' fast (Mat. iv. 2), and as a season of special penitence and preparation for the Easter feast.
- n. Preterit and past participle of lend.
- Slow; gentle; mild.
- In music, same as lento.
- n. A suffix in some adjectives of Latin origin, as flatulent, pestilent, pulverulent, turbulent, vinolent, violent, virulent, etc. It is not used in new English formations.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a period of 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday
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"It's not lent, sure enough," said Larry Hogan, with a sly grin; "it's not _lent_, for you _gave_ it to him."
I dont know whats come over me A narcoleptic cloud or the fact that lent is approaching and with it the lack of carbohydrates.
The last Friday of lent is traditionally a high point in the crawfish season.
If the exporter was unable to pay the tolls, Tingbin lent the money, with interest.
The cobbling together of “nation” and “state” into a single term lent credence to national distinctiveness as the basis of statehood.
After that they decided they wanted to play CoH, so I again lent them my account to plan on.
Finished the sorting, Martin lent a hand in wringing the clothes.
Her expression lent solemnity to the act: Mrs. Linyard had a limited but distinctive set of expressions, and she now looked as she did when the President of the University came to dine.
Giovanni knew well enough that Del Ferice was the most influential personage in the bank in question, and the mere suggestion of his name lent to the whole affair a suspicious quality which disturbed Orsino's father.
Like boys, as we were, we repeated it more than a hundred times with all sorts of comments, absurd or melancholy, and the name lent itself to a jest.