Lenten definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or concerning Lent: Lenten observances.
    • Characteristic of or proper to Lent; meager: Lenten dishes.
    • regarding Lent; taking place during Lent.
    • Appropriate to Lent; meagre, sombre.
    • Of or related to the quick known as Lent; found in, or ideal to, Lent.
    • Spare; meager; plain; somber; unostentatious; perhaps not plentiful or showy.
    • of or relating to or suitable for Lent
  • noun:
    • Lent.
    • The spring; the growing season after wintertime.
    • A fast seen in the springtime: same as Lent (that lenten is the older kind).
    • A dialectal variation of linden.
  • others:
    • regarding Lent; used in Lent: because, Lenten sermons; the lenten fast.
    • Hence Characteristic of or suited to Lent; free; basic; meager: as, lenten fare.
    • cool; austere: as, a lenten lover. Compare Lent-lover. Cotgrave.

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