Lenten Lent"en (l[e^]nt"'n), n. Lent. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lenten — Lent en, a. [From OE. lenten lent. See {Lent}, n. ] 1. Of or pertaining to the fast called Lent; used in, or suitable to, Lent; as, the Lenten season. [1913 Webster] She quenched her fury at the flood, And with a Lenten salad cooled her blood.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lenten — [lent′ n] adj. [ME lenten < OE lengten, full form of LENT: now felt as LENT + EN] [also l ] 1. of, connected with, or suitable for Lent 2. spare; meager [Lenten fare] …   English World dictionary

  • Lenten — (adj.) late O.E., from LENT (Cf. Lent) + EN (Cf. en) (2). Elizabethan English had Lenten faced lean and dismal (c.1600) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lenten — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or appropriate to Lent. ORIGIN Old English, «spring, Lent», related to LONG(Cf. ↑longish) (perhaps with reference to the lengthening of the day in spring) …   English terms dictionary

  • Lenten — /len tn/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or suitable for Lent. 2. suggesting Lent, as in austerity, frugality, or rigorousness; meager. Also, lenten. [ME, orig. attributive use of lenten LENT, later taken as adj. ending in EN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • Lenten — adjective Date: before 12th century of, relating to, or suitable for Lent; especially meager < Lenten fare > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Lenten — Lent•en also lent•en [[t]ˈlɛn tn[/t]] adj. 1) rel of, pertaining to, or suitable for Lent 2) suggesting Lent, as in austerity; meager • Etymology: ME, orig. attributive use of lenten Lent …   From formal English to slang

  • lenten — adj. of, in, or appropriate to, Lent. Phrases and idioms: Lenten fare food without meat. Etymology: orig. as noun, = spring, f. OE lencten f. Gmc, rel. to LONG(1), perh. with ref. to lengthening of the day in spring: now regarded as adj. f. LENT… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lenten — adjective belonging to Lent To think, my lord, if you delight not in …   Wiktionary

  • Lenten — Synonyms and related words: Apostolic, Encratic, Pythagorean, Rechabite, Shaker, Spartan, Stoic, abstemious, abstinent, ascetic, austere, celibate, chaste, continent, dwarfed, dwarfish, exiguous, fasting, frugal, fruitarian, impoverished, jejune …   Moby Thesaurus

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