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Borrow vs. Lent

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Borrowverb

To receive (something) from somebody temporarily, expecting to return it.

Lentnoun

alternative form of Lent|

Borrowverb

To take money from a bank under the agreement that the bank will be paid over the course of time.

Lentverb

simple past tense and past participle of lend

Borrowverb

To adopt (an idea) as one's own.

‘to borrow the style, manner, or opinions of another’;

Lent

imp. & p. p. of Lend.

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Borrowverb

(linguistics) To adopt a word from another language.

Lentnoun

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.

Borrowverb

(arithmetic) In a subtraction, to deduct (one) from a digit of the minuend and add ten to the following digit, in order that the subtraction of a larger digit in the subtrahend from the digit in the minuend to which ten is added gives a positive result.

Lentadjective

Slow; mild; gentle; as, lenter heats.

Borrowverb

To lend.

Lentadjective

See Lento.

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Borrowverb

To temporarily obtain (something) for (someone).

Lentnoun

a period of 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday

Borrowverb

To feign or counterfeit.

Lentnoun

(in the Christian Church) the period preceding Easter, which is devoted to fasting, abstinence, and penitence in commemoration of Christ's fasting in the wilderness. In the Western Church it runs from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday, and so includes forty weekdays.

Borrownoun

(golf) Deviation of the path of a rolling ball from a straight line; slope; slant.

‘This putt has a big left-to right borrow on it.’;

Lentnoun

the boat races held at Cambridge University in the Lent term.

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Borrownoun

A borrow pit.

Lent

Lent (Latin: Quadragesima, 'Fortieth') is a religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later; depending on the Christian denomination and local custom, Lent concludes either on the evening of Maundy Thursday, or at sundown on Holy Saturday, when the Easter Vigil is celebrated. Regardless, Lenten practices are properly maintained until the evening of Holy Saturday.

Borrownoun

(archaic) A ransom; a pledge or guarantee.

Borrownoun

(archaic) A surety; someone standing bail.

Borrowverb

To receive from another as a loan, with the implied or expressed intention of returning the identical article or its equivalent in kind; - the opposite of lend.

Borrowverb

To take (one or more) from the next higher denomination in order to add it to the next lower; - a term of subtraction when the figure of the subtrahend is larger than the corresponding one of the minuend.

Borrowverb

To copy or imitate; to adopt; as, to borrow the style, manner, or opinions of another.

‘Rites borrowed from the ancients.’; ‘It is not hard for any man, who hath a Bible in his hands, to borrow good words and holy sayings in abundance; but to make them his own is a work of grace only from above.’;

Borrowverb

To feign or counterfeit.

‘The borrowed majesty of England.’;

Borrowverb

To receive; to take; to derive.

‘Any drop thou borrowedst from thy mother.’;

Borrownoun

Something deposited as security; a pledge; a surety; a hostage.

‘Ye may retain as borrows my two priests.’;

Borrownoun

The act of borrowing.

‘Of your royal presence I'll adventureThe borrow of a week.’;

Borrowverb

get temporarily;

‘May I borrow your lawn mower?’;

Borrowverb

take up and practice as one's own

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