Definitions for loanable

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

loan*loʊn(n.)

  1. the act of lending; a grant of the temporary use of something:

    the loan of a book.

  2. something lent or furnished on condition of being returned, esp. a sum of money lent at interest.

  3. Category: Common Vocabulary, Language/Linguistics

    Ref: loanword .

  4. (v.t.)to make a loan of; lend:

    Will you loan me your umbrella?

  5. to lend (money) at interest.

  6. (v.i.)to make a loan or loans; lend.

Idioms for loan:

  1. on loan, loaned or borrowed for temporary use or employment.

    Category: Idiom

* 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

loan′a•ble(adj.)

Wiktionary

  1. loanable(Adjective)

    That may be loaned

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loanable(adj)

    such as can be lent; available for lending; as, loanable funds; -- used mostly in financial business and writings

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