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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 ?
However curious it may seem for an oil-ship to be borrowing oil on the whale-ground, and however much it may invertedly contradict the old proverb about carrying coals to Newcastle, yet sometimes such a thing really happens; and in the present case Captain Derick De Deer did indubitably conduct a lamp-feeder as Flask did declare.
Also they were borrowing money from Marija, and eating up her bank account, and spoiling once again her hopes of marriage and happiness.
It come into my mind, then, how Lem and Jim Lane had come along talking, that time, about borrowing a dog or something from Jubiter Dunlap; and that brought up the blackberries and the lantern; and that brought up Bill and Jack Withers, and how they passed by, talking about a nigger stealing Uncle Silas's corn; and that fetched up our old ghost that come along about the same time and scared us so--and here HE was too, and a privileged character, on accounts of his being deef and dumb and a stranger, and they had fixed him a chair inside the railing, where he could cross his legs and be comfortable, whilst the other people was all in a jam so they couldn't hardly breathe.
Where on earth do you get your notions, borrowing a baby for Sunday
They sit up all night together continually, and Hindley has been borrowing money on his land, and does nothing but play and drink: I heard only a week ago - it was Joseph who told me - I met him at Gimmerton: "Nelly," he said, "we's hae a crowner's 'quest enow, at ahr folks'.
Micawber, your humble servant, and I may add our children, have jointly and severally arrived, than by borrowing the language of an illustrious poet, to reply that our Boat is on the shore, and our Bark is on the sea.
First in his East the glorious Lamp was seen, Regent of Day, and all th' Horizon round Invested with bright Rayes, jocond to run His Longitude through Heav'ns high rode: the gray Dawn, and the PLEIADES before him danc'd Shedding sweet influence: less bright the Moon, But opposite in leveld West was set His mirror, with full face borrowing her Light From him, for other light she needed none In that aspect, and still that distance keepes Till night, then in the East her turn she shines, Revolvd on Heav'ns great Axle, and her Reign With thousand lesser Lights dividual holds, With thousand thousand Starres, that then appeer'd Spangling the Hemisphere: then first adornd With thir bright Luminaries that Set and Rose, Glad Eevning & glad Morn crownd the fourth day.
I happened to be skating when the young ladies came down, and as they needed some assistance which they would hardly have accepted from a common man--excuse my borrowing that tiresome expression from our acquaintance Smilash--I set their minds at ease by saying that you had sent for me.
And he prepared the way for the period of expansion by borrowing fifty millions for improvements, and by adding greatly to the strength and influence of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
That most useful kind which relates to borrowing and lending is reduced within the narrowest limits, and this still more from an opinion of insecurity than from the scarcity of money.
The powers falling within the FIRST class are those of declaring war and granting letters of marque; of providing armies and fleets; of regulating and calling forth the militia; of levying and borrowing money.
de Treville had served him so faithfully in his wars against the league that in default of money--a thing to which the Bearnais was accustomed all his life, and who constantly paid his debts with that of which he never stood in need of borrowing, that is to say, with ready wit--in default of money, we repeat, he authorized him, after the reduction of Paris, to assume for his arms a golden lion passant upon gules, with the motto Fidelis et fortis.