verb (used with object), lent, lend·ing.
verb (used without object), lent, lend·ing.
Origin of lend
Examples from the Web for lend
In 2008, his monastery was in desperate need of funds and Vreeland decided to lend a hand with his first photography exhibition.
After seeing the film, he also agreed to lend his synthesized voice to the latter portion.Eddie Redmayne’s Time Has Come: On His Heartrending Turn as Stephen Hawking and Benedict Bromance|Marlow Stern|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is it that collectivist cultures such as those in Asia lend themselves to this nature of group sexual crime?
Lakeside in Texas, baked by the heat, Louganis described how Red Bull got him to lend his credibility to the competition.The World Series of Cliff Diving Takes Itself Very Seriously|Hampton Stevens|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But even the less vocal ones have found ways to lend their support.
Unfortunately, corn-meal does not lend itself to the preparation of a dry bread having sufficient consistency to require chewing.Health on the Farm|H. F. Harris
Reardon is going to lend me his double breech-loader, central fire, number twelve.Blue Jackets|George Manville Fenn
"Oh, please don't be angry, but lend it me," pleaded the boy.Lone Pine|R. B. (Richard Baxter) Townshend
But I want a favor,—wont you lend me them old clothes of yours to go in?
By yielding to these desires, we lend them a new force, and we moderate them by a skilful resistance.Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good|Victor Cousin
British Dictionary definitions for lend
verb lends, lending or lent (lɛnt)
Word Origin for lend
Word Origin and History for lend
late 14c., from Old English lænan "to lend," from læn "loan" (see loan). Cognate with Dutch lenen, Old High German lehanon, German lehnen, also verbs derived from nouns. Past tense form, with terminal -d, became the principal form in Middle English on analogy of bend, send, etc.