verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to sail close to the wind; luff.
- to sail close to the shore.
Origin of borrow
Examples from the Web for borrower
After getting burned badly in the housing crash, most lenders now check everything on a borrower's loan application.
The borrower loses credibility, respect, and the ability to participate in the market in the future.
For a borrower, these notes add up to a loan, which they then have to pay back over the term.Why Is Larry Summers Signing Up With Lending Club?|Matthew Zeitlin|December 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If you cancel a $200,000 mortgage, that's treated as $200,000 worth of income to the borrower.
They were the fault of the lender, the borrower, and the regulator.A Famed Private Equity Guru on How Long the Pain Will Last|Greg Manning|October 21, 2008|DAILY BEAST
That which determines the rate, of any particular people, at any particular time, is the productive ability of the borrower.Usury|Calvin Elliott
Neither a borrower nor a lender be; / For loan oft loses both itself and friend.
Books sent to him are charged to him as if delivered to a borrower.Library Bookbinding|Arthur Low Bailey
By inquiry he learned that the borrower had loaded the mower into a handcart and hurried off.Witty Pieces by Witty People|Various
Grandfather Mole said it was the first sunshade that a borrower had ever returned to him.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for borrower (1 of 2)
- living an unexpected extension of life
- close to death
Word Origin for borrow
British Dictionary definitions for borrower (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for borrower
Old English borgian "to lend, be surety for," from Proto-Germanic *borg "pledge" (cf. Old English borg "pledge, security, bail, debt," Old Norse borga "to become bail for, guarantee," Middle Dutch borghen "to protect, guarantee," Old High German boragen "to beware of," German borgen "to borrow; to lend"), from PIE *bhergh- "to hide, protect" (see bury). Sense shifted in Old English to "borrow," apparently on the notion of collateral deposited as security for something borrowed. Related: Borrowed; borrowing.
Idioms and Phrases with borrower
In addition to the idiom beginning with borrow
- borrow trouble
- beg, borrow, or steal
- on borrowed time