Definitions for Mortgageˈmɔr gɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mort•gageˈmɔr gɪdʒ(n.; v.)-gaged, -gag•ing.

  1. (n.)a conveyance of an interest in property as security for the repayment of money borrowed.

    Category: Law, Business

  2. the deed by which such a transaction is effected.

    Category: Business

  3. the rights conferred by it, or the state of the property conveyed.

    Category: Business

  4. (v.t.)to convey or place (property) under a mortgage.

    Category: Law

  5. to place under advance obligation; pledge.

Origin of mortgage:

1350–1400; ME < OF mortgage=mort dead (< L mortuus) +gagegage1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. mortgage(verb)

    a conditional conveyance of property as security for the repayment of a loan

  2. mortgage(verb)

    put up as security or collateral

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mortgage(noun)ˈmɔr gɪdʒ

    a loan used to buy a house

    to take out a mortgage

  2. mortgage(verb)ˈmɔr gɪdʒ

    to give possession of sth you own to a bank in exchange for a loan

    to mortgage a house


  1. mortgage(Noun)

    A special form of secured loan where the purpose of the loan must be specified to the lender, to purchase assets that must be fixed (not movable) property such as a house or piece of farm land. The assets are registered as the legal property of the borrower but the lender can seize them and dispose of them if they are not satisfied with the manner in which the repayment of the loan is conducted by the borrower. Once the loan is fully repaid, the lender loses this right of seizure and the assets are then deemed to be unencumbered.

    We're renting a property in the city centre because we can't afford to get a mortgage yet.

  2. mortgage(Verb)

    As in "to mortgage a property", to borrow against a property, to obtain a loan for another purpose by giving away the right of seizure to the lender over a fixed property such as a house or piece of land.

  3. Origin: From mortgage, mortgage, from mort gage, after mortuum vadium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mortgage(noun)

    a conveyance of property, upon condition, as security for the payment of a debt or the preformance of a duty, and to become void upon payment or performance according to the stipulated terms; also, the written instrument by which the conveyance is made

  2. Mortgage(noun)

    state of being pledged; as, lands given in mortgage

  3. Mortgage(verb)

    to grant or convey, as property, for the security of a debt, or other engagement, upon a condition that if the debt or engagement shall be discharged according to the contract, the conveyance shall be void, otherwise to become absolute, subject, however, to the right of redemption

  4. Mortgage(verb)

    hence: To pledge, either literally or figuratively; to make subject to a claim or obligation

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Mortgage

    a deed conveying property to a creditor as security for the payment of a debt, the person to whom it is given being called the Mortgagee.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    From Fr. _mort_, death, and Eng. _gag_, to choke. A lawyer's invention for choking property to death.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mortgage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3696

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mortgage' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1753

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mortgage' in Nouns Frequency: #1265

Translations for Mortgage

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a legal agreement by which a sum of money is lent for the purpose of buying buildings, land etc.

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