Definition of lent :
1. 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.
2. imp. & p. p. of Lend.
3. of Lend
4. See Lento.
5. Slow; mild; gentle; as, lenter heats.
gave (part of speech: verb)
doled, presented, endowed, bequeathed, expended, rendered, imparted, sent, supplied, provided, gave, dispensed, paid, consigned, attributed, delivered, rationed, given, helped, lavished, offered, showered, assisted, funded, donated, disbursed, pledged, ascribed, allotted, allowed, furnished, assigned, tendered, shared, submitted, granted, devoted, extended, awarded, served, bestowed
lent (part of speech: verb)
- And even our Arctura came and asked if she might be " lent," to " open doors, or anything." - "We Girls: A Home Story", Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney.
- Thence by coach, it raining hard, to Mrs. Jem, where I staid a while, and so home, and late in the night put up my things in a sea- chest that Mr. Sheply lent me, and so to bed. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
- But we'll have it all off his next account, Mr. Vavasor,- every shilling of it, It's only lent; that's all;- it's only lent." - "Can You Forgive Her?", Anthony Trollope.