the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source
"the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"
obtaining funds from a lender
An instance of borrowing something.
A borrowed word, adopted from a foreign language; loanword.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'borrowing' in Nouns Frequency: #2520
The numerical value of borrowing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of borrowing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Before borrowing money from a friend it's best to decide which you need most.
Borrowing money from a bank is sometimes like borrowing money from your children.
It is a poor wit who lives by borrowing the words, decisions, inventions and actions of others.
Don't cling to fame. You're just borrowing it. It's like money. You're going to die, and somebody else is going to get it.
Neither a borrower nor a lender be For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
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