What does borrowing mean?

Definitions for borrowingˈbɒr oʊ ɪŋ, ˈbɔr-

Here are all the 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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of borrowing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of borrowing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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. Johann Kaspar Lavater:

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

  4. Sonny Bono:

    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.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    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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