Meaning of lent

lent

Pronunciation: (lent), [key]
— v.
  1. pt. and pp. of

Lent

Pronunciation: (lent), [key]
— n.
  1. (in the Christian religion) an annual season of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday and lasting 40 weekdays to Easter, observed by Roman Catholic, Anglican, and certain other churches.

-lent

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, var. ofpestilent.
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