Associations to the word «Borrowing»


BORROWING, verb. Present participle of borrow
BORROWING, noun. An instance of borrowing something.
BORROWING, noun. (linguistics) A borrowed word, adopted from a foreign language; loanword.

Dictionary definition

BORROWING, noun. The appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent".
BORROWING, noun. Obtaining funds from a lender.

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn