Associations to the word «Loan»


LOAN, noun. (banking) (finance) A sum of money or other valuables or consideration that an individual, group or other legal entity borrows from another individual, group or legal entity (the latter often being a financial institution) with the condition that it be returned or repaid at a later date (sometimes with interest).
LOAN, noun. The contract and array of legal or ethical obligations surrounding a loan.
LOAN, noun. The permission to borrow any item.
LOAN, verb. (usually double transitive) (US) (dated in UK) (informal) To lend (something) to (someone).
LOAN, noun. (Scotland) A lonnen.
LOAN CAR, noun. (AU) a car lent by an insurance company to a customer when their own vehicle is off the road for repair.
LOAN SHARK, noun. Someone who lends money at exorbitant rates of interest.
LOAN SHARK, verb. Alternative spelling of loanshark
LOAN SHARKED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of loan shark
LOAN SHARKING, verb. Present participle of loan shark
LOAN SHARKING, noun. Alternative spelling of loansharking
LOAN SHARKS, noun. Plural of loan shark
LOAN SHARKS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of loan shark
LOAN TERM, noun. A single loanword or a multi-word expression borrowed directly from another language.
LOAN TRANSLATION, noun. Synonym of calque.
LOAN TRANSLATIONS, noun. Plural of loan translation
LOAN WORD, noun. Alternative form of loanword
LOAN WORDS, noun. Plural of loan word

Dictionary definition

LOAN, noun. The temporary provision of money (usually at interest).
LOAN, noun. A word borrowed from another language; e.g. `blitz' is a German word borrowed into modern English.
LOAN, verb. Give temporarily; let have for a limited time; "I will lend you my car"; "loan me some money".

Wise words

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