an early cathode-ray tube having at the end opposite the cathode a window of thin glass or metal allowing cathode rays (Lenard rays) to pass out into the atmosphere.
[leng-kuh] /ˈlɛŋ kə/ noun, plural Lencas (especially collectively) Lenca. 1. a member of an Indian people of El Salvador and central Honduras. 2. the language of the Lenca.
[lend] /lɛnd/ verb (used with object), lent, lending. 1. to grant the use of (something) on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned. 2. to give (money) on condition that it is returned and that interest is paid for its temporary use. 3. to give or contribute obligingly or helpfully: to lend one’s […]
[len-duh-buh l] /ˈlɛn də bəl/ adjective 1. reserved or at hand for purposes of : lendable stock; lendable money.
- Lend color to
Embellish, especially to give the appearance of truth. For example, I’m sure he lied about reaching the summit; that detailed account about losing his pack merely lent color to the story. This expression uses color in the sense of “appearance of authenticity.” [ Late 1700s ]