Eighteen months later, 93 percent of the women were able to take their first loan of $25.
I decided to take a loan, microfinance, from Women for Women.
But a shutdown could also seriously impact FHA's ability to police lenders and loan quality.
However an even smaller number intervened: her monthly loan repayments.
Before charge cards if you wanted to buy a refrigerator you went to a bank for a loan.
The gift—or loan—shall be repeated as often as your necessities require it.'
If that's the way of it you and Mrs. O'Donovan can have the loan of Susie for as long as pleases you.
But Jack, my boy, don't you see how impossible a loan of that kind is?
The loan had been promised me by the banks many months before.
In the past this form of loan has not been so desirable as it will be in the near future.
mid-13c., from Old Norse lan, related to lja "to lend," from Proto-Germanic *laikhwniz (cf. Old Frisian len "thing lent," Middle Dutch lene, Dutch leen "loan, fief," Old High German lehan, German Lehn "fief, feudal tenure"), originally "to let have, to leave (to someone)," from PIE *leikw- "to leave" (see relinquish).
The Norse word also is cognate with Old English læn "gift," which did not survive into Middle English, but its derived verb lænan is the source of lend. As a verb, loan is attested from 1540s, perhaps earlier, and formerly was current, but has now been supplanted in England by lend, though it survives in American English.
Loan word (1874) is a translation of German Lehnwort; loan-translation is attested 1933, from German Lehnübersetzung. Slang loan shark first attested 1900.