Definition of 'lent'
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Yet it was a fact that she made him more than he was, lent him her strength to graft on to his own. DANSVILLE (2002)Perhaps her father's recent death lent her a sympathetic audience. THE AMBASSADOR'S WOMEN (2002)
Slivers of dusk leaking in around the edges of the closed shutters lent only somber light to the room. NAKED EMPIRE (2002)
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British English: Lent /lɛnt/ NOUN
Lent is the period of forty days before Easter, during which some Christians give up something that they enjoy.
It was a favourite meal on Fridays and fast days, particularly during Lent.
- American English: Lent
- Arabic: الصَوْمُ الكَبِيرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: quaresma
- Chinese: 大斋节
- Croatian: korizma
- Czech: půst před velikonocemi
- Danish: faste
- Dutch: Vasten
- European Spanish: Cuaresma
- Finnish: paastonaika
- French: Carême
- German: Fastenzeit
- Greek: Μεγάλη Σαρακοστή
- Italian: Quaresima
- Japanese: 四旬節
- Korean: 사순절
- Norwegian: faste
- Polish: Wielki Post
- European Portuguese: Quaresma
- Romanian: postul Paștelui
- Russian: Великий пост
- Latin American Spanish: Cuaresma
- Swedish: fastan
- Thai: ฤดูถือบวชโดยอดอาหารประจำปีก่อนวันอีสเตอร์ของชาวคริสต์
- Turkish: 40 günlük Paskalya dönemi
- Ukrainian: піст
- Vietnamese: Tuần ăn chay
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