borrow / lend / loan

borrow / lend / loan
   Borrow is to receive something from someone temporarily: to borrow a book and then return it.
   Lend is a verb that mean "to temporarily give something to someone": Henry will lend (or loan) Francine a book.
   Loan is a noun: a bank loan. Loan is often used in American English as a verb meaning "to lend": Loan me a book, please.
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  • lend / loan / borrow —    Lend is a verb that mean to temporarily give something to someone : Lucy will lend or loan Chuck her books any day.    A loan is a noun meaning something borrowed: Most people get a bank loan to buy a house. Loan is also used in American… …   Confused words

  • lend / loan / borrow —    Lend is a verb that mean to temporarily give something to someone : Lucy will lend or loan Chuck her books any day.    A loan is a noun meaning something borrowed: Most people get a bank loan to buy a house. Loan is also used in American… …   Confused words

  • borrow — verb (I, T) 1 to use something that belongs to someone else and that you must give back to them later: Can I borrow your pen for a minute? | borrow sth from sb BrE: You are allowed to borrow 6 books from the library at a time. | borrow heavily… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Loan shark — A loan shark is a person or body that offers illegal unsecured loans at high interest rates to individuals, often backed by blackmail or threats of violence. They provide credit to those who are unwilling or unable to obtain it from more… …   Wikipedia

  • borrow — bor|row W3S2 [ˈbɔrəu US ˈba:rou, ˈbo: ] v [I and T] [: Old English; Origin: borgian] 1.) to use something that belongs to someone else and that you must give back to them later →↑lend, loan ↑loan ▪ Can I borrow your pen for a minute? borrow sth… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • borrow — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To receive temporarily] Syn. accept the loan of, obtain the use of, negotiate a loan for, get a loan, go into debt, get temporary use of, use, pledge, rent, hire, acquire, obtain, give a note for, raise money, touch up for* …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

  • lend — vb lent, lend·ing vt 1: to give for temporary use on condition that the same or its equivalent be returned 2: to let out (money) for temporary use on condition of repayment with interest vi: to make a loan lend·able adj lend·er …   Law dictionary

  • Lend — (l[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lent} (l[e^]nt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lending}.] [OE. lenen, AS. l[=ae]nan, fr. l[=ae]n loan; akin to G. lehnen to lend. See {Loan}.] 1. To allow the custody and use of, on condition of the return of the same; to grant …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lend — [lend] vt. lent, lending [< ME lenen (with unhistoric d < pt.) < OE lænan < læn, a LOAN] 1. to let another use or have (a thing) temporarily and on condition that it, or the equivalent, be returned: opposed to BORROW 2. to let out… …   English World dictionary

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