What does borrow mean?

Definitions for borrow
ˈbɒr oʊ, ˈbɔr oʊbor·row

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word borrow.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. borrow(verb)

    get temporarily

    "May I borrow your lawn mower?"

  2. adopt, borrow, take over, take up(verb)

    take up and practice as one's own

Webster Dictionary

  1. Borrow(verb)

    to receive from another as a loan, with the implied or expressed intention of returning the identical article or its equivalent in kind; -- the opposite of lend

  2. Borrow(verb)

    to take (one or more) from the next higher denomination in order to add it to the next lower; -- a term of subtraction when the figure of the subtrahend is larger than the corresponding one of the minuend

  3. Borrow(verb)

    to copy or imitate; to adopt; as, to borrow the style, manner, or opinions of another

  4. Borrow(verb)

    to feign or counterfeit

  5. Borrow(verb)

    to receive; to take; to derive

  6. Borrow(noun)

    something deposited as security; a pledge; a surety; a hostage

  7. Borrow(noun)

    the act of borrowing

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Borrow

    bor′ō, v.t. to obtain on loan or trust: to adopt from a foreign source: to derive one's authority from another (with from, of).—p.adj. Borr′owed, taken on loan, counterfeit, assumed.—n. Borr′ower.—Borrowing days, the last three days of March (O.S.), supposed in Scotch folklore to have been borrowed by March from April, and to be especially stormy. [A.S. borgianborg, borh, a pledge, security.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BORROW

    v. t., to swap hot air for cold coin.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'borrow' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2002

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'borrow' in Verbs Frequency: #563

How to pronounce borrow?

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How to say borrow in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of borrow in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of borrow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of borrow in a Sentence

  1. Sajid Javid:

    Record low interest rates - you can take advantage of that as a government when you can borrow at negative interest rates for 30 years and put it into economic infrastructure.

  2. Jerome Powell:

    The idea that deficits don't matter for countries that can borrow in their own currency I think is just wrong. I think that U.S. debt is fairly high as a level of (gross domestic product) and, much more importantly than that, it's growing faster than GDP, to the extent that people are talking about the Fed - our role is not to provide support for particular policies.

  3. Chad Corby:

    He was on his front porch, screaming for help, he was tied and bound, covered in blood. He told me somebody came in, asked to borrow some money. He told them he could n’t do it. They did n’t like that answer, proceeded to beat the crap out of him, bound him, threw him in his tub, and caught his house on fire.

  4. G. C. Lichtenberg:

    To read means to borrow to create out of one's readings is paying off one's debts.

  5. Greg McBride:

    Even the government can't borrow at zero percent, the most creditworthy consumer carries a higher risk than the US Treasury, so you are going to pay at least a couple percentage points more than that.

Images & Illustrations of borrow

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