Definitions for borrowingˈbɒr oʊ ɪŋ, ˈbɔr-

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word borrowing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. borrowing, adoption(noun)

    the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source

    "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"

  2. borrowing(noun)

    obtaining funds from a lender

Wiktionary

  1. borrowing(Noun)

    An instance of borrowing something.

  2. borrowing(Noun)

    A borrowed word, adopted from a foreign language; loanword.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Borrowing

    of Borrow

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'borrowing' in Nouns Frequency: #2520

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joe Moore:

    Before borrowing money from a friend it's best to decide which you need most.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    Borrowing money from a bank is sometimes like borrowing money from your children.

  3. James Swanson:

    One thing that would alarm the market would be if they started borrowing to buy back shares.

  4. Horst Seehofer:

    If the refugee numbers stay at 2015 levels, a budget with no new borrowing is hardly do-able.

  5. Johann Kaspar Lavater:

    It is a poor wit who lives by borrowing the words, decisions, inventions and actions of others.

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