Definitions for loanloʊn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of lending; a grant of the temporary use of something:
the loan of a book.
something lent or furnished on condition of being returned, esp. a sum of money lent at interest.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Language/Linguistics
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(v.t.)to make a loan of; lend:
Will you loan me your umbrella?
to lend (money) at interest.
(v.i.)to make a loan or loans; lend.
Idioms for loan:
on loan, loaned or borrowed for temporary use or employment.
* Usage: Sometimes mistakenly identified as an Americanism, loan as a verb meaning “to lend” has been used in English for nearly 800 years. The occasional objections to loan as a verb referring to things other than money are comparatively recent. loan is standard in all contexts but is perhaps most common in financial ones: The government has loaned money to farmers to purchase seed.
Origin of loan:
1150–1200; ME lon(e),lan(e) (n.), OE lān gift, grant < ON lān, c. OE lǣn, MD lēne, OHG lēhan; cf. lend
the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)
a word borrowed from another language; e.g. `blitz' is a German word borrowed into modern English
give temporarily; let have for a limited time
"I will lend you my car"; "loan me some money"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an arrangement to borrow money from a bank or another person
a bank loan
to arrange a loan with a bank
She took out a loan to pay for the house.
to give back the money you borrowed
I'm hoping to pay off my student loan as quickly as possible.
being borrowed by sb
These paintings are on loan to the city art gallery.
to lend sth
Will you loan me your car for the weekend?
A sum of money or other valuables or consideration that an individual, group or other legal entity borrows from another individual, group or legal entity (the latter often being a financial institution) with the condition that it be returned or repaid at a later date (sometimes with interest).
He got a five grand loan.
The contract and array of legal or ethical obligations surrounding a loan.
He made a payment on his loan.
The permission to borrow any item.
Thank you for the loan of your lawn mower.
To lend (something) to (someone).
Origin: Middle English from Old Norse lán, akin to Old English læn
the act of lending; a lending; permission to use; as, the loan of a book, money, services
that which one lends or borrows, esp. a sum of money lent at interest; as, he repaid the loan
to lend; -- sometimes with out
In finance, a loan is a debt evidenced by a note which specifies, among other things, the principal amount, interest rate, and date of repayment. A loan entails the reallocation of the subject asset for a period of time, between the lender and the borrower. In a loan, the borrower initially receives or borrows an amount of money, called the principal, from the lender, and is obligated to pay back or repay an equal amount of money to the lender at a later time. Typically, the money is paid back in regular installments, or partial repayments; in an annuity, each installment is the same amount. The loan is generally provided at a cost, referred to as interest on the debt, which provides an incentive for the lender to engage in the loan. In a legal loan, each of these obligations and restrictions is enforced by contract, which can also place the borrower under additional restrictions known as loan covenants. Although this article focuses on monetary loans, in practice any material object might be lent. Acting as a provider of loans is one of the principal tasks for financial institutions. For other institutions, issuing of debt contracts such as bonds is a typical source of funding.
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Rank popularity for the word 'loan' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2666
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Rank popularity for the word 'loan' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3990
Rank popularity for the word 'loan' in Nouns Frequency: #721
Translations for loan
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
anything lent, especially money
I shall ask the bank for a loan.
- empréstimoPortuguese (BR)
- die Anleihe, das DarlehenGerman
- posudba, pozajmicaCroatian
- aizdevums; aizņēmumsLatvian
- заём; ссудаRussian
- borç para, krediTurkish
- 借出物(尤指貸款)Chinese (Trad.)
- позика; кредитUkrainian
- tiền cho vayVietnamese
- 借出物（尤指贷款）Chinese (Simp.)
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