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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a period of 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday;
[syn: Lent, Lententide]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lend \Lend\ (l[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lent (l[e^]nt); p. pr. & vb. n. Lending.] [OE. lenen, AS. l[=ae]nan, fr. l[=ae]n loan; akin to G. lehnen to lend. See Loan.] 1. To allow the custody and use of, on condition of the return of the same; to grant the temporary use of; as, to lend a book; -- opposed to borrow. [1913 Webster] Give me that ring. I'll lend it thee, my dear, but have no power To give it from me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To allow the possession and use of, on condition of the return of an equivalent in kind; as, to lend money or some article of food. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase. --Levit. xxv. 37. [1913 Webster] 3. To afford; to grant or furnish in general; as, to lend assistance; to lend one's name or influence. [1913 Webster] Cato, lend me for a while thy patience. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Mountain lines and distant horizons lend space and largeness to his compositions. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster] 4. To let for hire or compensation; as, to lend a horse or gig. [1913 Webster] Note: This use of the word is rare in the United States, except with reference to money. [1913 Webster] To lend a hand, to give assistance; to help. [Colloq.] To lend one's ears or To lend an ear, to give attention. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lent \Lent\ (l[e^]nt), imp. & p. p. of Lend. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lent \Lent\, n. [OE. lente, lenten, leynte, AS. lengten, lencten, spring, lent, akin to D. lente, OHG. lenzin, langiz, G. lenz, and perh. fr. AS. lang long, E. long, because at this season of the year the days lengthen.] (Eccl.) 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. [1913 Webster] Lent lily (Bot.), the daffodil; -- so named from its blossoming in spring. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lent \Lent\, a. [L. lentus; akin to lenis soft, mild: cf. F. lent. See Lenient.] 1. Slow; mild; gentle; as, lenter heats. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) See Lento. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Lent n 1: a period of 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday [syn: Lent, Lententide]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

59 Moby Thesaurus words for "Lent": Advent, Allhallowmas, Allhallows, Allhallowtide, Annunciation, Annunciation Day, Ascension Day, Ash Wednesday, Candlemas, Candlemas Day, Carnival, Christmas, Corpus Christi, Easter, Easter Monday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Eastertide, Ember days, Epiphany, Good Friday, Halloween, Hallowmas, Holy Thursday, Holy Week, Lady Day, Lammas, Lammas Day, Lammastide, Lententide, Mardi Gras, Martinmas, Maundy Thursday, Michaelmas, Michaelmas Day, Michaelmastide, Ninth of Av, Palm Sunday, Pancake Day, Passion Week, Pentecost, Quadragesima, Quadragesima Sunday, Ramadan, Septuagesima, Shrove Tuesday, Trinity Sunday, Twelfth-day, Twelfth-tide, Whit-Tuesday, White Sunday, Whitmonday, Whitsun, Whitsunday, Whitsuntide, Whitweek, Yom Kippur, fast day, jour maigre