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Lend vs. Lent

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Wikipedia
  • Lend (noun)

    The lumbar region; loin.

  • Lend (noun)

    The loins; flank; buttocks.

  • Lend (verb)

    To returned.

    "I will only lend you my car if you fill up the tank."

    "I lent her 10 euros to pay for the train tickets, and she paid me back the next day."

  • Lend (verb)

    To make a loan.

  • Lend (verb)

    To be suitable or applicable, to fit.

    "Poems do not lend themselves to translation easily."

    "The long history of the past does not lend itself to a simple black and white interpretation."

  • Lend (verb)

    To afford; to grant or furnish in general.

    "Can you lend me some assistance?"

    "The famous director lent his name to the new film."

  • Lend (verb)

    To borrow.

  • Lent (noun)

    alternative form of Lent|

  • Lent (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of lend

Wiktionary
  • Lend (verb)

    grant to (someone) the use of (something) on the understanding that it will be returned

    "Stewart asked me to lend him my car"

    "the pictures were lent to each museum in turn"

  • Lend (verb)

    allow (a person or organization) the use of (a sum of money) under an agreement to pay it back later, typically with interest

    "banks lend only to their current account customers"

    "no one would lend him the money"

  • Lend (verb)

    contribute or add (a quality) to

    "the smile lent his face a boyish charm"

  • Lend (verb)

    accommodate or adapt oneself to

    "John stiffly lent himself to her aromatic embraces"

  • Lend (verb)

    (of a thing) be suitable for

    "bay windows lend themselves to blinds"

  • Lent (noun)

    (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.

  • Lent (noun)

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

Oxford Dictionary
  • Lend

    To allow the custody and use of, on condition of the return of the same; to grant the temporary use of; as, to lend a book; - opposed to borrow.

  • Lend

    To allow the possession and use of, on condition of the return of an equivalent in kind; as, to lend money or some article of food.

  • Lend

    To afford; to grant or furnish in general; as, to lend assistance; to lend one's name or influence.

  • Lend

    To let for hire or compensation; as, to lend a horse or gig.

  • Lent

    imp. & p. p. of Lend.

  • Lent (noun)

    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 (adjective)

    Slow; mild; gentle; as, lenter heats.

  • Lent (adjective)

    See Lento.

Webster Dictionary
  • Lend (verb)

    bestow a quality on;

    "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"

    "The music added a lot to the play"

    "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"

    "This adds a light note to the program"

  • Lend (verb)

    give temporarily; let have for a limited time;

    "I will lend you my car"

    "loan me some money"

  • Lend (verb)

    have certain characteristics of qualities for something; be open or vulnerable to;

    "This story would lend itself well to serialization on television"

    "The current system lends itself to great abuse"

  • Lent (noun)

    a period of 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday

Princeton's WordNet

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