Meaning of LOAN in English

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

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


A ~ is a sum of money that you borrow.

The president wants to make it easier for small businesses to get bank ~s.

...~ repayments.


see also bridging ~ , soft ~


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

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

N-SING: N of n


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

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

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

= lend

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

Loan out means the same as ~ .

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

The ground was ~ed 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 ~, it has been borrowed.

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

PHRASE: v-link PHR, PHR after v

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