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 (bŏr′ō-ĭng, bôr′-)
Something that is borrowed, especially a word borrowed from one language for use in another.


1. (Banking & Finance) the taking of loans from banks
2. (Linguistics) the adoption of words from other languages
3. (Linguistics) a word or expression borrowed from another language


(ˈbɒr oʊ ɪŋ, ˈbɔr-)

something borrowed, as a foreign word or phrase.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.borrowing - the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"
appropriation - a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner; "the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit"; "a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest"
naturalisation, naturalization - changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology; "the naturalization in English of many Italian words"
misappropriation - wrongful borrowing; "his explanation was a misappropriation of sociological theory"
crossover - the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience; "a jazz-classical crossover album"
2.borrowing - obtaining funds from a lender
transaction, dealing, dealings - the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities); "no transactions are possible without him"; "he has always been honest is his dealings with me"
pawn - borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan
افْتِراض، استِعارَه
prevzaté slovovýpožička
borçlanmaödünç alma


A. Npréstamo(s) m(pl) (from de)
B. CPD borrowing power(s) N(PL)capacidad f de endeudamiento


[ˈbɒrəʊɪŋ] nemprunt m


nBorgen nt, → Leihen nt; (of library book)Ausleihen nt; (of word)Entlehnung f; (fig, of idea, methodology) → Übernahme f; borrowing of money from the bankKreditaufnahme for (short-term) → Geldaufnahme fbei der Bank; government borrowingstaatliche Kreditaufnahme; consumer borrowingVerbraucherkredit m; borrowings (Fin) → aufgenommene Schulden pl; (of country also)Anleihen pl; borrowing requirementsKreditbedarf m


[ˈbɒrəuɪŋ] nprestito


(ˈborəu) verb
to take (something, often money) temporarily with the intention of returning it. He borrowed a book from the library.
ˈborrower noun
ˈborrowing noun

borrow from: I borrow money from a friend .
lend to: My friend lends money to me / My friend lends me money .
References in classic literature ?
I say this only, that usury is a concessum propter duritiem cordis; for since there must be borrowing and lending, and men are so hard of heart, as they will not lend freely, usury must be permitted.
On the other side, the commodities of usury are, first, that howsoever usury in some respect hindereth merchandizing, yet in some other it advanceth it; for it is certain that the greatest part of trade is driven by young merchants, upon borrowing at interest; so as if the usurer either call in, or keep back, his money, there will ensue, presently, a great stand of trade.
This will preserve borrowing, from any general stop or dryness.
We had had a transaction together, before he left, which consisted in his borrowing of me a ball of string, a four-bladed knife, and seven-and-sixpence in money-- the colour of which last I have not seen, and never expect to see again.
Wade who helped put in the crop, borrowing a plow, harrow, and extra team, and repaying the loan with the use of their own horses and wagon.
The long and short of it is, somebody has told old Featherstone, giving you as the authority, that Fred has been borrowing or trying to borrow money on the prospect of his land.
Treasury announced its current estimates of net privately-held marketable borrowing for the January - March 2018 and April - June 2018 quarters.
As the loan would also serve the purpose of debt servicing, it would on the other hand add more to Pakistan's borrowing and the debts incurred as a result.
Treasury announced a $441 B borrowing estimate for Q1 and $176 B for Q2, assuming ending cash balances of $210 B for March and $360 B for June, respectively.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 17 (ANI): Secretary Economic Affairs (DEA), Subhash Chandra Garg, on Wednesday said the government reassessed its additional borrowing requirements and will bring down the same from Rs.
The government borrowing much from local banks at the expense of the public would be straining financial institutions that are not comfortable lending to citizens.
72 billion for 2018 in a proposed borrowing program.