OTHER WORDS FROM lentun·lent, adjectivewell-lent, adjective
Other definitions for lent (2 of 3)
Origin of Lent
OTHER WORDS FROM Lentpost-Lent, adjective
Other definitions for lent (3 of 3)
How to use lent in a sentence
Like Lent, the season of Advent was a period of reflection and fasting, and items such as dairy and sugar were forbidden.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shortly thereafter, T.I. lent his first post-incarceration verse to a remix of “Magic.”Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In return we lent the hospitable Post our halftones, and they adorned its first city edition next morning.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There seemed a sense that his blackness alone lent him a protean kind of wisdom, power, promise—hope, we might recall.How Barack and Michelle Have Normalized Black Prominence|John McWhorter|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Oleksiy Kosarev, leader of a local anti-corruption organization, lent some credence to this conception.Ukraine’s Vigilante Peacemakers|James Kirchick|May 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Anselme, thus enjoined, lent an unwonted alacrity to his movements, waddling grotesquely like a hastening waterfowl.
The action was at first a little confusing to Edna, but she soon lent herself readily to the Creole's gentle caress.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
This stubborn resistance lent all the more lustre to the piety of our benignant Rulers.
This misfortune gave another opportunity to his detractors, and again the Emperor lent his authority to their false accusations.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
He surveyed his man more closely; but the inspection lent no colour to his suspicions.
British Dictionary definitions for lent (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for lent (2 of 2)
Word Origin for Lent
Cultural definitions for lent
In Christianity, a time of fasting and repentance in the spring, beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending several weeks later on Easter.