the act of lending; a grant of the temporary use of something: the loan of a book.
something lent or furnished on condition of being returned, especially a sum of money lent at interest: a $1000 loan at 10 percent interest.
to make a loan of; lend: Will you loan me your umbrella?
to lend (money) at interest.
to make a loan or loans; lend.
Idioms about loan
borrowed for temporary use: How many books can I have on loan from the library at one time?
temporarily provided or released by one's regular employer, superior, or owner for use by another: Our best actor is on loan to another movie studio for two films.
- un·loaned, adjective
Other definitions for loan (2 of 2)
a country lane; secondary road.
an uncultivated plot of farmland, usually used for milking cows.
- Also loan·ing [loh-ning]. /ˈloʊ nɪŋ/.
- un·loan·ing, adjective
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How to use loan in a sentence
Bradford went through the online lender Kabbage since she already had a loan with them, and they had all her documentation.The Big Corporate Rescue and the America That’s Too Small to Save | by Lydia DePillis, Justin Elliott and Paul Kiel | September 12, 2020 | ProPublica
When you’re applying for a mortgage loan, you’re going to need homeowner’s insurance.
Criticized loans at those banks are now equivalent to 9, 13 and 25 percent of tier one equity capital — the core measure of a bank’s financial strength — respectively, according to S&P Market Intelligence.
That will include $100 million in equity, plus $50 million in the form of a convertible loan, the company said.Yandex spins out self-driving car unit from its Uber JV, invests $150M into new co | Ingrid Lunden | September 4, 2020 | TechCrunch
If the loan goes to foreclosure, the bank dispatches someone to find the right box and dig out the relevant files.First he took energy trading and the NYSE electronic. Now Jeff Sprecher of ICE shares his plans to digitize your mortgage | Shawn Tully | September 2, 2020 | Fortune
This loan has done nothing to deter the hardliners: just ask the current occupants of Evin prison.Britain Has Lost Its Marbles: Elgin Loan Will Appease Putin | Geoffrey Robertson | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What were the terms of the loan—did the Hermitage pay and if not, why not?Britain Has Lost Its Marbles: Elgin Loan Will Appease Putin | Geoffrey Robertson | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He jokes about going through airport security with the then 800-year-old document, which is now on loan to the National Archives.
He continues to search for a loan to renovate his beloved Hotel Pourquoi Pas?‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis | Nina Strochlic | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Old people vote in midterms, so it stands a much better chance of having an impact than a last-second student-loan scare.
War credit banks were more general in their dealings than war loan banks.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
Must I add, that your good money paid this second loan—and yet a third—a fourth—a fifth?
They would certainly ask that question, and perhaps refuse the loan.
For us to take her place it became necessary for us to loan before we could sell and buy.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
Syfe settled with him in cash by taking a large loan on his homestead and giving Barr the proceeds.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for loan (1 of 2)
the act of lending: the loan of a car
property lent, esp money lent at interest for a period of time
(as modifier): loan holder
the adoption by speakers of one language of a form current in another language
short for loan word
lent out; borrowed
(esp of personnel) transferred from a regular post to a temporary one elsewhere
to lend (something, esp money)
- loanable, adjective
- loaner, noun
British Dictionary definitions for loan (2 of 2)
a place where cows are milked
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