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One that lends money at an interest rate.


(Banking & Finance) a person who lends money at interest as a living
ˈmoneyˌlending adj, n


(ˈmʌn iˌlɛn dər)

a person or organization whose business it is to lend money at interest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moneylender - someone who lends money at excessive rates of interestmoneylender - someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest
lender, loaner - someone who lends money or gives credit in business matters
shark - a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest
مُرابٍ، شَخْص يُقْرِض المال بِفائِدَه
kdo půjčuje peníze za úrok
kto požičiava peniaze na úrok


[ˈmʌnɪˌlendəʳ] Nprestamista mf


[ˈmʌnilɛndər] nprêteur/euse m/fmoney-maker moneymaker [ˈmʌnimeɪkər] n (British) (business, product)affaire f lucrativemoney-making [ˈmʌnimeɪkɪŋ] adj [scheme, potential, opportunity] → lucratif/ivemoney market nmarché m monétairemoney order n (US)mandat mmoney purchase modif [pension, plan] → à cotisations déterminées
money purchase scheme → régime à cotisations déterminéesmoney spinner n (British)mine f d'or (fig)money supply nmasse f monétaire


[ˈmʌnɪˌlɛndəʳ] nchi presta soldi (pej) → usuraio/a


(ˈmani) noun
coins or banknotes used in trading. Have you any money in your purse?; The desire for money is a cause of much unhappiness.
ˈmoney-box noun
a box for saving money in.
ˈmoneylender noun
a person who lends money and charges interest.
lose/make money
to make a loss or a profit. This film is making a lot of money in America.
References in classic literature ?
Here was the guileless person who was not a professional moneylender, but who would be glad to correspond, etc.
This is beside the question," said the moneylender with a deprecatory shrug.
Presently feet were heard upon the stairs, the moneylender hurried out, there was a sound of whispering, and he returned with a large, fat, greasy-looking man, clad in a much worn frock-coat, and a very dilapidated top hat.
The moneylender opened it and dipped his pen into the ink.
You tell me this man you have here spent weeks and months wheedling needy women out of small sums of money; that he used a drug at the best, and a poison at the worst; that he turned up afterwards as the lowest kind of moneylender, and cheated most poor people in the same patient and pacific style.
However, the victim Irfan - a resident of Hanjarwal-along with his family members also appeared before the court and submitted that he had taken a loan of Rs 10,000 from moneylender, Manzoor, five years before and paid three times more than the original amount but despite that the moneylender with the connivance of other accused deprived him of one of his kidneys and sold it.
Twenty percent of the catch is given as interest and the rest is sold to the moneylender for the price he fixes.
Relatives told the GDN they thought he was driven to suicide because he was unable to repay a BD3,000 loan from an illegal moneylender, who was charging interest of BD250 every month.
She will phone the e-Paisa agent in the village - usually a shopkeeper or moneylender - and ask him to pay the woman; the husband will phone his wife and ask her to collect the money from the agent.
But in Atlantis, she's the love of Hercules's life - and she's missing, having been kidnapped by cruel moneylender Kyros last week.
As they piece together her case, the two discover interesting information from reluctant neighbors about Calise's moonlighting career as both fortune-teller and moneylender, which made her the enemy of very powerful people.