lend / loan / borrow

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 English as a verb meaning "to lend".
   Borrow is to receive something from someone temporarily: Can I borrow the book if I promise to return it tomorrow?
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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

  • 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.… …   Confused words

  • 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 — 1. see loan. Use of lend for borrow (May I lend your pen?) occurs in some British dialects but is non standard. 2. Use of lend as a noun occurs in British dialect use and colloquially in New Zealand, but is non standard: • Could you give me the… …   Modern English usage

  • 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 — 1 noun 1 (C) an amount of money that you borrow from a bank etc: take out a loan (=borrow money) | repay a loan: We re repaying the loan over a three year period. | bank loan (=money lent by a bank) | student loan (=money lent to students) 2… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

  • loan — loan1 W2S2 [ləun US loun] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old Norse; Origin: lan] 1.) an amount of money that you borrow from a bank etc loan of ▪ a loan of £60,000 ▪ I had to take out a loan to buy my car. ▪ It ll be years before we ve paid off the loan …   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

  • lend — verb /lɛnd/ a) to allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned Dont listen to him. Hes having a lend of you b) to make a loan Dont get upset, I was just having a lend. Ant: borrow …   Wiktionary

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