Meaning of LOAN in English


Pronunciation: ' l ō n

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English lon, from Old Norse l ā n; akin to Old English l ǣ n loan, l ē on to lend, Latin linquere to leave, Greek leipein

Date: 12th century

1 a : money lent at interest b : something lent usually for the borrower's temporary use

2 a : the grant of temporary use b : the temporary duty of a person transferred to another job for a limited time


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