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Noun: Lent  lent
  1. A period of 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday
    "Catholics sometimes fast during Lent";
    - Lententide
Verb: lend (lent)  lend
  1. Provide a particular quality or character
    "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company";
    - impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring
  2. Give temporarily; let have for a limited time
    "I will lend you my car";
    - loan
  3. Have certain characteristics of qualities for something; be open or vulnerable to
    "This story would lend itself well to serialization on television"; "The current system lends itself to great abuse"

Derived forms: Lents

Type of: alter, be, change, give, modify, season

Antonym: borrow

Part of: church calendar, ecclesiastical calendar

Encyclopedia: Lent, Jura

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