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Meaning of loan

loan

Pronunciation: (lōn), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of lending; a grant of the temporary use of something: the loan of a book.
  2. something lent or furnished on condition of being returned, esp. a sum of money lent at interest: a $1000 loan at 10 percent interest.
  3. loanword.
  4. How many books can I have on loan from the library at one time?
    1. borrowed for temporary use:How many books can I have on loan from the library at one time?
    2. 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.
—v.t.
  1. to make a loan of; lend: Will you loan me your umbrella?
  2. to lend (money) at interest.
—v.i.
  1. to make a loan or loans; lend.

loan

Pronunciation: (lōn), [key]
— n. Scot.
  1. a country lane; secondary road.
  2. an uncultivated plot of farmland, usually used for milking cows.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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