leant vs lent

leant lent

Definitions

  • 1) An occasional preterit and past participle of lean.
  • 2) chiefly UK Simple past tense and past participle of lean.

Definitions

  • 1) (Bot.) the daffodil; -- so named from its blossoming in spring.
  • 2) (Eccl.) A fast of forty days, beginning with Ash Wednesday and continuing till Easter, observed by some Christian churches as commemorative of the fast of our Savior.
  • 3) a period of 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday
  • 4) An annual fast of forty days, beginning with Ash Wednesday and continuing till Easter, observed from very early times in the Christian church, in commemoration of Christ's forty days' fast (Mat. iv. 2), and as a season of special penitence and preparation for the Easter feast.
  • 5) Preterit and past participle of lend.
  • 6) A suffix in some adjectives of Latin origin, as flatulent, pestilent, pulverulent, turbulent, vinolent, violent, virulent, etc. It is not used in new English formations.
  • 7) (Mus.) See Lento.
  • 8) obsolete Slow; mild; gentle.
  • 9) Simple past tense and past participle of lend.
  • 10) imp.&p.p.oflend.
  • 11) Inmusic,sameaslento.
  • 12) Slow;gentle;mild.

Examples

  • 1) He leant his face against his hand.
  • 2) He leant forward and dropped his voice.
  • 3) He leant closer as though to confide.
  • 4) He leant against the crash barrier and flung his gloves into the distance.
  • 5) He leant in at the window.
  • 6) Then, over tea, he leant forward suddenly.

Examples

  • 1) Yet it was a fact that she made him more than he was, lent him her strength to graft on to his own.
  • 2) Perhaps her father's recent death lent her a sympathetic audience.
  • 3) Slivers of dusk leaking in around the edges of the closed shutters lent only somber light to the room.
  • 4) ‘To this end he will be eating as little as possible from the beginning of lent until Easter.’
  • 5) ‘These aren't the words we would normally want to hear on the day before lent begins.’
  • 6) ‘Since one must reserve a room six months in advance, I made plans last fall to visit this lent.’
  • 7) ‘One of the most enjoyable events in Bolivia is Carnival, the period preceding lent.’
  • 8) ‘During lent, a visiting priest will celebrate Mass and preach at the Vigil Mass on Saturday night.’
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