loan

loan1
/lohn/, n.
1. the act of lending; a grant of the temporary use of something: the loan of a book.
2. something lent or furnished on condition of being returned, esp. a sum of money lent at interest: a $1000 loan at 10 percent interest.
3. loanword.
4. on loan,
a. borrowed for temporary use: How many books can I have on loan from the library at one time?
b. temporarily provided or released by one's regular employer, superior, or owner for use by another: Our best actor is on loan to another movie studio for two films.
v.t.
5. to make a loan of; lend: Will you loan me your umbrella?
6. to lend (money) at interest.
v.i.
7. to make a loan or loans; lend.
[1150-1200; ME lon(e), lan(e) (n.), OE lan < ON lan; r. its cognate, OE laen loan, grant, c. D leen loan, G Leh(e)n fief; cf. LEND]
Usage. Sometimes mistakenly identified as an Americanism, LOAN1 as a verb meaning "to lend" has been used in English for nearly 800 years: Nearby villages loaned clothing and other supplies to the flood-ravaged town. The occasional objections to LOAN as a verb referring to things other than money, are comparatively recent. LOAN is standard in all contexts but is perhaps most common in financial ones: The government has loaned money to farmers to purchase seed.
loan2
/lohn/, n. Scot.
1. a country lane; secondary road.
2. an uncultivated plot of farmland, usually used for milking cows.
Also, loaning /loh"ning/.
[1325-75; ME, OE lone LANE]

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  • loan — n 1 a: money lent at interest b: something lent usu. for the borrower s temporary use 2: a transfer or delivery of money from one party to another with the express or implied agreement that the sum will be repaid regardless of contingency and usu …   Law dictionary

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  • Loan — Loan, n. [OE. lone, lane, AS. l[=a]n, l[ae]n, fr. le[ o]n to lend; akin to D. leen loan, fief, G. lehen fief, Icel. l[=a]n, G. leihen to lend, OHG. l[=i]han, Icel. lj[=i], Goth. leihwan, L. linquere to leave, Gr. lei pein, Skr. ric. [root]119. Cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • loan — ► NOUN 1) a thing that is borrowed, especially a sum of money that is expected to be paid back with interest. 2) the action of lending. ► VERB ▪ give as a loan. ● on loan Cf. ↑on loan DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • loan — [lōn] n. [ME lone < ON lān (akin to OE læn, lending, loan, lænan, to lend) < IE base * leikw , to leave behind > L linquere, Gr leipen, Sans riṅákti, (he) leaves] 1. the act of lending, esp. to use for a short time [the loan of a pen] 2 …   English World dictionary

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  • Loan — (l[=o]n), n. [See {Lawn}.] A loanin. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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