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loan

loan

 
 
pronunciation:
lon
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is lent or borrowed.
He got a loan from the bank to help pay the bills.
similar words:
advance, credit, principal
definition 2: the act of lending.
Do you need the loan of a car to get home?
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: loaned, loaning, loans
definition 1: to give with the understanding that what is given will be returned.
Will you loan me a suitcase for my trip?
synonyms:
lend
definition 2: to lend money that must be repaid with interest.
The bank loaned money to her family.
synonyms:
lend
similar words:
back, finance, float
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