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lent

LENT, pp. of lend.

LENT, n.

The quadragesimal fast, or fast of forty days observed by the christian church before Easter, the festival of our Savior's resurrection. It begins at Ash Wednesday, and continues till Easter.



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LENT, pp. of lend.

LENT, n.

The quadragesimal fast, or fast of forty days observed by the christian church before Easter, the festival of our Savior's resurrection. It begins at Ash Wednesday, and continues till Easter.

LENT, n. [Sax. lencten, spring, lent, from leng, long; lenegan, to lengthen; so called from the lengthening of the days.]

The quadragesimal fast, or fast of forty days, observed by the Christian church before Easter, the festival of our Savior's resurrection. It begins at Ash-Wednesday, and continues till Easter.


LENT, pp. [of Lend.]


Lent
  1. imp. *** p. p. of Lend.
  2. 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.

    Lent lily (Bot.), the daffodil] -- so named from its blossoming in spring.

  3. Slow; mild; gentle; as, lenter heats.

    [Obs.] B. Jonson.
  4. See Lento.
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Lent

LENT, participle passive of lend.

LENT, noun

The quadragesimal fast, or fast of forty days observed by the christian church before Easter, the festival of our Savior's resurrection. It begins at Ash Wednesday, and continues till Easter.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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carve

CARVE, v.t.

1. To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at tale.

2. To cut wood, stone or other material into some particular form, with an instrument, usually a chisel; to engrave; to cut figures or devices on hard materials.

3. To make or shape by cutting; as, to carve an image.

4. To apportion; to distribute; to provide at pleasure; to select and take, as to ones self, or to select and give to another.

5. To cut; to hew.

To care out, is to cut out, or to lay out, by design; to plan.

CARVE, v.t.

1. To cut up meat; followed sometimes by for; as, to carve for all the quests.

2. To exercise the trade of a sculptor.

3. To engrave or cut figures.

CARVE, n. A carucate.

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