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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Loan \Loan\ (l[=o]n), noun [See {Lawn}.] A loanin. [Scot.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Loan \Loan\, noun [OE. lone, lane, AS. l[=a]n, l[ae]n, fr. le['i]n to lend; akin to D. leen loan, fief, G. lehen fief, Icel. l[=a]n, G. leihen to lend, OHG. l[imac]han, Icel. lj[imac], Goth. leihwan, L. linquere to leave, Gr. lei'pein, Skr. ric. [root]119. Cf. {Delinquent}, {Eclipse}, {Eleven}, {Ellipse}, {Lend}, {License}, {Relic}.]

1. The act of lending; a lending; permission to use; as, the loan of a book, money, services.

2. That which one lends or borrows, especially a sum of money lent at interest; as, he repaid the loan.

{Loan office}. (a) An office at which loans are negotiated, or at which the accounts of loans are kept, and the interest paid to the lender. (b) A pawnbroker's shop.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Loan \Loan\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Loaned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Loaning}.] To lend; -- sometimes with out. --Kent.

By way of location or loaning them out. --J. Langley (1644).

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

loan

noun

1: the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)

2: a word borrowed from another language; e.g. 'blitz' is a German word borrowed into modern English [syn: {loanword}, {loan}]

verb

1: give temporarily; let have for a limited time; "I will lend you my car"; "loan me some money" [syn: {lend}, {loan}] [ant: {borrow}]


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