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loan

the act of lending: the loan of a book; money lent: The bank granted the loan. [Some contend that lend is a verb and loan is a noun. However, loan as a verb meaning to lend has been used in English for nearly eight hundred years. Loan is most common in financial contexts.]
Not to be confused with:
lend – to grant the use of something that will be returned; to make a loan: I agreed to lend him the money.; to help: lend a hand
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loan

 (lōn)
n.
1. An instance of lending: a bank that makes loans to small businesses.
2.
a. A sum of money that is lent, usually with an interest fee: took out a loan to buy a car; repaid the loan over five years.
b. The agreement or contract specifying the terms and conditions of the repayment of such a sum.
c. The repayment obligation associated with such an agreement: She couldn't afford the loan after losing her job.
d. The right to payment associated with such an agreement: a bank that buys consumer loans.
3. The state of being lent for temporary use: a painting on loan from another museum.
tr.v. loaned, loan·ing, loans
To lend (money or property).

[Middle English lan, lon, from Old Norse lān; see leikw- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: The verb loan has been criticized by usage writers since the 19th century as an illegitimate form. The verb had fallen out of use in Britain, and the British criticism of the word got picked up by writers in the United States, where the verb had survived. In fact, the use of loan goes back to the 16th century and possibly earlier. It has seen vigorous use in American English right up to today and must be considered standard: "Lenny was delighted and even loaned his friend the capital needed for a stake in the firm" (Louis Auchincloss). Note that loan is used to describe only physical transactions, as of money or goods, while lend is correct not just for physical transactions, but for figurative ones as well: "Experience with death does not lend wisdom to physicians any more than to undertakers" (Bernard Lown).
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loan

(ləʊn)
n
1. the act of lending: the loan of a car.
2. (Banking & Finance)
a. property lent, esp money lent at interest for a period of time
b. (as modifier): loan holder.
3. (Linguistics) the adoption by speakers of one language of a form current in another language
4. (Linguistics) short for loan word
5. on loan
a. lent out; borrowed
b. (esp of personnel) transferred from a regular post to a temporary one elsewhere
vb
to lend (something, esp money)
[C13 loon, lan, from Old Norse lān; related to Old English lǣn loan; compare German Lehen fief, Lohn wages]
ˈloanable adj
ˈloaner n

loan

(ləʊn) or

loaning

n
1. a lane
2. (Agriculture) a place where cows are milked
[Old English lone, variant of lane1]
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loan

(loʊn)
n.
1. the act of lending; a grant of the temporary use of something: the loan of a book.
2. something lent or furnished on condition of being returned, esp. a sum of money lent at interest.
v.t.
4. to make a loan of; lend: Will you loan me your umbrella?
5. to lend (money) at interest.
v.i.
6. to make a loan or loans; lend.
Idioms:
on loan, loaned or borrowed for temporary use or employment.
[1150–1200; Middle English lon(e),lan(e) (n.), Old English lān gift, grant < Old Norse lān, c. Old English lǣn, Middle Dutch lēne, Old High German lēhan; compare lend]
loan′a•ble, adj.
usage: Sometimes mistakenly identified as an Americanism, loan as a verb meaning “to lend” has been used in English for nearly 800 years. The occasional objections to loan as a verb referring to things other than money are comparatively recent. loan is standard in all contexts but is perhaps most common in financial ones: The government has loaned money to farmers to purchase seed.
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loan


Past participle: loaned
Gerund: loaning

Imperative
loan
loan
Present
I loan
you loan
he/she/it loans
we loan
you loan
they loan
Preterite
I loaned
you loaned
he/she/it loaned
we loaned
you loaned
they loaned
Present Continuous
I am loaning
you are loaning
he/she/it is loaning
we are loaning
you are loaning
they are loaning
Present Perfect
I have loaned
you have loaned
he/she/it has loaned
we have loaned
you have loaned
they have loaned
Past Continuous
I was loaning
you were loaning
he/she/it was loaning
we were loaning
you were loaning
they were loaning
Past Perfect
I had loaned
you had loaned
he/she/it had loaned
we had loaned
you had loaned
they had loaned
Future
I will loan
you will loan
he/she/it will loan
we will loan
you will loan
they will loan
Future Perfect
I will have loaned
you will have loaned
he/she/it will have loaned
we will have loaned
you will have loaned
they will have loaned
Future Continuous
I will be loaning
you will be loaning
he/she/it will be loaning
we will be loaning
you will be loaning
they will be loaning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been loaning
you have been loaning
he/she/it has been loaning
we have been loaning
you have been loaning
they have been loaning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been loaning
you will have been loaning
he/she/it will have been loaning
we will have been loaning
you will have been loaning
they will have been loaning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been loaning
you had been loaning
he/she/it had been loaning
we had been loaning
you had been loaning
they had been loaning
Conditional
I would loan
you would loan
he/she/it would loan
we would loan
you would loan
they would loan
Past Conditional
I would have loaned
you would have loaned
he/she/it would have loaned
we would have loaned
you would have loaned
they would have loaned
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loan - the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)loan - the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)
bank loan - a loan made by a bank; to be repaid with interest on or before a fixed date
equity credit line, home equity credit, home equity loan, home loan - a loan secured by equity value in the borrower's home
installment credit, installment loan - a loan repaid with interest in equal periodic payments
debt - money or goods or services owed by one person to another
call loan, demand loan - a loan that is repayable on demand
direct loan - a loan by a lender to a customer without the use of a third party; direct lending gives the lender greater discretion in making loans
loan participation, participation financing, participation loan - a loan that is shared by a group of banks that join to make a loan too big for any one of them alone
consumer loan, personal loan - a loan that establishes consumer credit that is granted for personal use; usually unsecured and based on the borrower's integrity and ability to pay
point - one percent of the total principal of a loan; it is paid at the time the loan is made and is independent of the interest on the loan
mortgage loan, real estate loan - a loan on real estate that is usually secured by a mortgage
time loan - a loan that is payable on or before a specified date
principal - the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated
2.loan - a word borrowed from another language; e.g. `blitz' is a German word borrowed into modern English
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
Latinism - a word or phrase borrowed from Latin
Gallicism - a word or phrase borrowed from French
Verb1.loan - give temporarily; let have for a limited time; "I will lend you my car"; "loan me some money"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
hire out, rent out, farm out - grant the services of or the temporary use of, for a fee; "We rent out our apartment to tourists every year"; "He hired himself out as a cook"
trust - extend credit to; "don't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her debts anymore"
advance - pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?"
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loan

noun
1. advance, credit, mortgage, accommodation, allowance, touch (slang), overdraft They want to make it easier for people to get a loan.
verb
1. lend, allow, credit, advance, accommodate, let out They asked us to loan our boat to them.
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loan

verb
To supply (money), especially on credit:
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Translations
إقْراضقَرْضٌقِرْضيُقْرِضيُقرِضُ
půjčkapůjčitpůjčení
lånlåne
lainalainata jollekulle
posuditipozajmicapozajmiti
kölcsönkölcsönadás
lánlána
貸し付け貸し付ける
대출금빌려주다
paskolinimas
aizdevumsaizdošanaaizdotaizņemšanāsaizņemties
pôžičkapožičanie
posoditiposojilo
lånlåna
เงินกู้ให้กู้เงิน
cho vaytiền cho vay

loan

[ləʊn]
A. N (= thing lent between persons) → préstamo m; (from bank) → crédito m, préstamo m
it's on loanestá prestado
I had it on loan from the companyme lo prestó la empresa
she is on loan to another departmentpresta temporalmente sus servicios en otra sección
to raise a loan (= money) → obtener or conseguir un préstamo
to subscribe a loansuscribir un préstamo
I asked for the loan of the bookle pedí prestado el libro
B. VTprestar
C. CPD loan account Ncuenta f de crédito
loan agreement Nacuerdo m de crédito
loan capital Ncapital m en préstamo
loan fund Nfondo m de crédito para empréstitos
loan shark Nprestamista mf usurero/a, tiburón m
loan translation Ncalco m lingüístico
loan word Npréstamo m
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loan

[ˈləʊn]
n
(= sum of money) → prêt m
a loan of £373,000 → un prêt de 373 000 livres bank loan, loan repayment, loan guarantee
(= temporary use) → prêt m
the loan of a bike → le prêt d'une bicyclette
to offer sb the loan of sth → proposer à qn le prêt de qch
on loan [book, artwork] → prêté(e), en prêt
to be on loan from (= lent by) → être prêté(e) par
on loan to → prêté(e) à
Some of the paintings have been sent out on loan to other museums → Certains des tableaux ont été prêtés à d'autres musées.
vtprêter
to loan sth to sb [+ money, thing] → prêter qch à qn
loan out
vt sepprêterloan account ncompte m de prêtloan capital ncapital-obligations mloan guarantee ngarantie f de prêtloan repayment nremboursement m de prêtloan shark n (pejorative)usurier m
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loan

n
(= thing lent)Leihgabe f; (from bank etc) → Darlehen nt; (= public loan)Anleihe f; my friend let me have the money as a loanmein Freund hat mir das Geld geliehen; it’s not a gift, it’s a loanes ist nicht geschenkt, sondern nur geliehen; government loansRegierungsdarlehen nt; (= borrowings)Staatsanleihen pl
I asked for the loan of a bicycleich bat darum, ein Fahrrad ausleihen zu dürfen; he gave me the loan of his bicycleer hat mir sein Fahrrad geliehen; conditions governing the loan of this bookLeihbedingungen plfür dieses Buch; it’s on loanes ist geliehen; (= out on loan)es ist verliehen or ausgeliehen; the machinery is on loan from the American governmentdie Maschinen sind eine Leihgabe der amerikanischen Regierung; she’s on loan to us from the CIAsie ist vom CIA an uns abgestellt worden; to have something on loanetw geliehen haben (from von)
vtleihen (to sb jdm)

loan

:
loan account
nDarlehenskonto nt, → Kreditkonto nt
loanback facility
n (Insur) → Beleihungsmöglichkeit f
loan bank
n (Brit) → Darlehensbank f, → Kreditanstalt f
loan capital
nAnleihekapital nt
loan collection
nLeihgaben pl
loan shark
n (inf)Kredithai m (inf)
loan word
nLehnwort nt
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loan

[ləʊn]
1. nprestito
to give sb the loan of sth → prestare or dare in prestito qc a qn
to ask for the loan of → chiedere in prestito
on loan (book, painting) → in prestito (employee) → distaccato/a
to raise a loan (money) → ottenere un prestito or un mutuo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

loan

(ləun) noun
1. anything lent, especially money. I shall ask the bank for a loan.
2. the act of lending. I gave him the loan of my bicycle.
verb
(especially American) to lend. Can you loan me a pen?
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loan

قَرْضٌ, يُقرِضُ půjčit, půjčka lån, låne Darlehen, leihen δανείζω, δάνειο préstamo, prestar laina, lainata jollekulle prêt, prêter pozajmica, pozajmiti prestare, prestito 貸し付け, 貸し付ける 대출금, 빌려주다 lenen, lening lån, låne ut pożyczka, pożyczyć emprestar, empréstimo ссуда, ссужать lån, låna เงินกู้, ให้กู้เงิน kredi, ödünç vermek cho vay, tiền cho vay 借给, 贷款
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

loan

n. préstamo;
v. prestar.
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References in classic literature ?
But two considerations will serve to quiet all apprehension on this head: one is, that we are sure the resources of the community, in their full extent, will be brought into activity for the benefit of the Union; the other is, that whatever deficiences there may be, can without difficulty be supplied by loans.
And yet--and here is the point, the custom, and the code--in the days of my prosperity, after the lapse of years, I have gone out of my way by many a long block to spend across Johnny Heinhold's bar deferred interest on the various loans. Not that Johnny Heinhold asked me to do it, or expected me to do it.
The magnificent profits he made on the land he sold were turned into more land, into more development; and instead of paying off old loans, he contracted new ones.
They consisted of sitting, detached and invisible, behind a ground-glass screen, and entering details of loans in a fat book.
Pierre received him unwillingly at first, but got used to him after a while, sometimes even accompanied him on his carousals, and gave him money under the guise of loans.
Having got the money, how, in the present state of his trade, was the loan to be paid back?
He had not shown the slightest sign of attempting to fix anything that I had said to him in his mind, until I mentioned the time at which it was customary to permit the earliest repayment, on the part of a debtor, of money that had been advanced as a loan. When I gave him that piece of information, he looked me straight in the face, while I was speaking, for the first time.
A TRULY Pious Person who conducted a savings bank and lent money to his sisters and his cousins and his aunts of both sexes, was approached by a Tatterdemalion, who applied for a loan of one hundred thousand dollars.
'Remember, Paul, that promised Loan!' Said Paul' I'll lend you, when I can, All the spare money I have got-- Ah, Peter, you're a happy man!
Though it is not always the case, I believe, That the longer we've kept 'em, the more do we grieve: For, when debts are payable, right or wrong, A short-time loan is as bad as a long So why in Heaven (before we are there!) Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?
As one will, with one's most serious experiences, hastening to laugh lest one should weep, as the old philosopher said, I had made some fun out of my quest, in the form of a paper for a bookish society to which I belonged, on "Woman as a Learned Pursuit." It is printed among the transactions of the society, and is accessible to the curious only by loan from the members, and I regret that I am unable to print any extracts here.
At all events, people keep praising it very much, and I have begged the loan of it for myself.