Associations to the word «Lend»


LEND, noun. (anatomy) (UK dialectal) The lumbar region; loin.
LEND, noun. (UK dialectal) (of a person or animal) The loins; flank; buttocks.
LEND, verb. (transitive) To allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned.
LEND, verb. (intransitive) To make a loan.
LEND, verb. (reflexive) To be suitable or applicable, to fit.
LEND, verb. To afford; to grant or furnish in general.
LEND, verb. (proscribed) To borrow.
LEND A HAND, verb. (idiomatic) To help or assist, especially voluntarily.
LEND A HELPING HAND, verb. Assist or facilitate (in some endeavour).
LEND AN EAR, verb. To listen.
LEND ITSELF TO, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to be suitable for

Dictionary definition

LEND, verb. Bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program".
LEND, verb. Give temporarily; let have for a limited time; "I will lend you my car"; "loan me some money".
LEND, verb. Have certain characteristics of qualities for something; be open or vulnerable to; "This story would lend itself well to serialization on television"; "The current system lends itself to great abuse".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy