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loan

loan

 
 
pronunciation:
lon
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which is lent or borrowed.
They received a loan of half a million dollars to start their business.He was having difficulty paying back his loan.The car is not mine; it's just a loan.
similar words:
advance, credit, loaner, principal
definition 2: the act of lending.
Her parents' loan of the money for the house was greatly appreciated.
synonyms:
financing
similar words:
bankrolling, usury
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: loaned, loaning, loans
definition 1: to give temporarily.
Can you loan me a jacket and tie to wear to the restaurant?
synonyms:
lend
definition 2: to lend (money), usu. at a rate of interest.
He thinks the bank won't loan money to someone like him.
synonyms:
lend
similar words:
accommodate, back, bankroll, finance, float
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a loan or loans.
The banks are not loaning these days if they perceive any risk.
synonyms:
lend
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