Definition of Lent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//lent//
; NAmE NAmE//lent//
[uncountable] Religious holidays and festivals
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in the Christian Church, the period of 40 days from Ash Wednesday to the day before Easter, during which some Christians give up some type of food or activity that they enjoy in memory of Christ’s suffering See related entries: Religious holidays and festivals Word OriginMiddle English: abbreviation of Lenten.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Lent

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