Meaning of lend-lease
Pronunciation: (lend'lēs'), [key]
— n., v., -leased, -leas•ing.
- the matériel and services supplied by the U.S. to its allies during World War II under an act of Congresspassed in 1941: such aid was to be repaid in kind after the war.
- the two-way transfer of ideas, styles, etc.
- to supply (matériel or services) as authorized by the Lend-Lease Act.