Meaning of LOAN in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ loʊn ]

( loans, loaning, loaned)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A loan is a sum of money that you borrow.

The president wants to make it easier for small businesses to get bank loans. repayments.


see also bridging loan , soft loan


If someone gives you a loan of something, you borrow it from them.

He had offered the loan of his small villa at Cap Ferrat.

N-SING : N of n


If you loan something to someone, you lend it to them.

He had kindly offered to loan us all the plants required for the exhibit...

We were approached by the Royal Yachting Association to see if we would loan our boat to them.

= lend

VERB : V n n , V n to n , also V n

Loan out means the same as loan .

It is common practice for clubs to loan out players to sides in the lower divisions...

The ground was loaned out for numerous events including pop concerts.

PHRASAL VERB : V P n (not pron) to n , be V-ed out , also V n P , V P n


If something is on loan , it has been borrowed.

...impressionist paintings on loan from the National Gallery...

PHRASE : v-link PHR , PHR after v

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