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lent

  

      vb      the past tense and past participle of       lend  


Lent  
      n  
1      (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    modifier   falling within or associated with the season before Easter  
Lent observance     
3    pl   (at Cambridge University) Lent term boat races  
     (Old English lencten, lengten spring, literally: lengthening (of hours of daylight))  
lent lily  
      n      another name for the       daffodil  
Lent term  
      n   the spring term at Cambridge University and some other educational establishments  
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Lent  
      n  
1      (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    modifier   falling within or associated with the season before Easter  
Lent observance     
3    pl   (at Cambridge University) Lent term boat races  
     (Old English lencten, lengten spring, literally: lengthening (of hours of daylight))  


lent  
      vb      the past tense and past participle of       lend  
lent lily  
      n      another name for the       daffodil  
Lent term  
      n   the spring term at Cambridge University and some other educational establishments  

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