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.
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lending

(ˈlɛndɪŋ)
n
the action of lending money
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

lending

[ˈlɛndɪŋ] nprêt mlending library nbibliothèque f de prêtlending rate ntaux m de prêt
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

lending

[ˈlɛndɪŋ] nprestito
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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.
"I've been over-ready at lending, then, if I haven't been over-ready at giving," said Mrs.