What does borrowing mean?

Definitions for borrowing
ˈbɒr oʊ ɪŋ, ˈbɔr-bor·row·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. borrowing, adoptionnoun

    the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source

    "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"

  2. borrowingnoun

    obtaining funds from a lender

Wiktionary

  1. borrowingnoun

    An instance of borrowing something.

  2. borrowingnoun

    A borrowed word, adopted from a foreign language; loanword.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Borrowing

    of Borrow

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'borrowing' in Nouns Frequency: #2520

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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

Examples of borrowing in a Sentence

  1. Energy Minister Slim Feriani:

    This...could have prevented us from borrowing from the IMF.

  2. Ric Spooner:

    News of China’ rate cut should help buyer mood this morning, compensating for a weak lead from the US market, however, while news of lower borrowing costs will help support equity valuations and be seen as a positive for commodity demand, market response may be limited. In some senses this rate cut is a technical response to the fact that lower inflation is making real borrowing costs more expensive in China.

  3. George Osborne:

    You only have to look at the crisis unfolding in Greece as I speak, to realise that if a country's not in control of its borrowing, the borrowing takes control of the country.

  4. Thomas Massie:

    Everybody wants to be a hero by coming in and writing checks (for disaster aid). Those checks aren't backed up by anything. We're borrowing the money for all of this.

  5. Jonathan Portes:

    We have no problem borrowing the amount of money [needed], there's no affordability constraint. Being able to afford a second lockdown is simply not one of the top five economic problems facing the UK right now.

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