Lent

noun \ ˈlent \

Definition of Lent

: the 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Easter observed by the Roman Catholic, Eastern, and some Protestant churches as a period of penitence and fasting

Origin and Etymology of lent

Middle English lente springtime, Lent, from Old English lencten; akin to Old High German lenzin spring

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LENT Defined for English Language Learners

Lent

noun

Definition of Lent for English Language Learners

  • : a period of 40 days before Easter during which many Christians do not eat certain foods or do certain pleasurable activities as a way of remembering the suffering of Jesus Christ



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