lending

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lend

 (lĕnd)
v. lent (lĕnt), lend·ing, lends
v.tr.
1.
a. To give or allow the use of temporarily on the condition that the same or its equivalent will be returned.
b. To provide (money) temporarily on condition that the amount borrowed be returned, usually with an interest fee.
2. To make available for another's use: The neighbors lent us help after the storm.
3. To contribute or impart: Books and a fireplace lent a feeling of warmth to the room.
v.intr.
To make a loan. See Usage Note at loan.
Idioms:
lend a hand
To be of assistance.
lend (itself) to
To accommodate or offer itself to; be suitable for: "The presidency does not lend itself to on the job training" (Joe Biden).

[Middle English lenden, alteration of lenen (on the model of such verbs as senden, to send, whose past participle sent rhymed with lent, past participle of lenen), from Old English lǣnan; see leikw- in Indo-European roots.]

lend′er n.

lending

(ˈlɛndɪŋ)
n
the action of lending money
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lending - disposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returnedlending - disposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned
disposition, disposal - the act or means of getting rid of something
usury - the act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest
Translations

lending

[ˈlendɪŋ] CPD lending library Nbiblioteca f de préstamo
lending limit Nlímite m de crédito or de préstamos
lending policy Npolítica f crediticia or de préstamos
lending rate Ntipo m de interés sobre los préstamos

lending

[ˈlɛndɪŋ] nprêt mlending library nbibliothèque f de prêtlending rate ntaux m de prêt

lending

adj lending bankkreditierende Bank; lending businessKreditgeschäft nt; lending countryGläubigerland nt; lending policy (of bank etc)Kreditpolitik f

lending

:
lending library
lending rate
n(Darlehens)zinssatz m
lending rights
plVerleihrecht nt; (for author) → Anspruch mauf Leihbücherei-Tantiemen

lending

[ˈlɛndɪŋ] nprestito
References in classic literature ?
I am lending money to Lady Ruth," he answered slowly.
She made no ineffectual efforts to conduct her household en bonne menagere, going and coming as it suited her fancy, and, so far as she was able, lending herself to any passing caprice.
In the forest the harness bells sounded yet more muffled than they had done six weeks before, for now all was thick, shady, and dense, and the young firs dotted about in the forest did not jar on the general beauty but, lending themselves to the mood around, were delicately green with fluffy young shoots.
As we do not disdain to borrow wit or wisdom from any man who is capable of lending us either, we have condescended to take a hint from these honest victuallers, and shall prefix not only a general bill of fare to our whole entertainment, but shall likewise give the reader particular bills to every course which is to be served up in this and the ensuing volumes.
Passepartout remained on deck as long as the tempest lasted, being unable to remain quiet below, and taking it into his head to aid the progress of the ship by lending a hand with the crew.
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.
He succeeded so well in persuading his brother, and in lending him money for the journey without irritating him, that he was satisfied with himself in that matter.
There's folks I've lent money to, as perhaps I shall repent o' lending money to kin.
The windows were raised, and the balmy air of a June morning played through the apartment, lending in reality an elastic vigour to the decaying organs of the sick youth.
Men, professors or coal-heavers, are easily deceived; they even have an extraordinary knack of lending themselves to deception, a sort of curious and inexplicable propensity to allow themselves to be led by the nose with their eyes open.
It was a whimsical spectacle this, of these men walking in groups, as if each one was occupied about something, whilst lending attention really to only one amongst them, who, himself, seemed to be speaking only to his companion.
There were, of course, some girls who did not read, but few openly professed indifference to literature, and there was much lending of books back and forth, and much debate of them.