Definitions for loanable
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word loanable
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
Ref: loanword .
(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
That may be loaned
such as can be lent; available for lending; as, loanable funds; -- used mostly in financial business and writings
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