Meaning of LOAN in English

1. n. & v.


1. something lent, esp. a sum of money to be returned normally with interest.

2 the act of lending or state of being lent.

3 funds acquired by the State, esp. from individuals, and regarded as a debt.

4 a word, custom, etc., adopted by one people from another. lend (esp. money).

Phrases and idioms:

loan shark colloq. a person who lends money at exorbitant rates of interest. loan-translation an expression adopted by one language from another in a more or less literally translated form. on loan acquired or given as a loan.


loanable adj. loanee n. loaner n.

Etymology: ME lan f. ON l{aacute}n f. Gmc: cf. LEND 2. n. (also loaning) Sc.

1. a lane.

2 an open place where cows are milked.

Etymology: ME var. of LANE

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.