Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A subspecies (Icterus galbula galbula) of the northern oriole in its eastern range, of which the male is bright orange and black and the female olive brown with white wing bars.

Etymologies

After Lord Baltimore.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Fixed-rate mortgage lending jumped 73% in February from a year earlier, to €149.9 billion $213.2 billion, prompting the Bank of France to warn banks to rein in their lending.

    Bubble Trouble in France

  • Fixed-rate, self-amortizing mortgages were designed for a workplace in which workers stayed with their employers for their entire careers.

    Katherine V.W. Stone: Banks, Babies and Biases

  • Fixed-rate mortgages have been unpopular with borrowers in recent years because the headline rates on tracker deals, which follow the Bank of England base rate, have been more attractive.

    Fixed-rate mortgages back in fashion

  • Fixed-rate plans are for the risk averse, says Steven J. Maslak, president and CEO of Gateway Energy Services, a natural-gas marketer with 300,000 customers in eight states.

    Q&A: Which type of pricing plan should I choose for the natural gas I use at my home?

  • "Fixed-rate mortgages followed bond yields and edged up this holiday week," said Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac vice president and chief economist.

    Mortgages Break

  • But here's the thing: Fixed-rate mortgages are already at historic lows, and the government is going to use every tool in its bag to get them lower over the course of the year.

    2009 Could Be Better Than You Think

  • Fixed-rate loans are also the norm, rather than the roller coaster variable rate products that are common among the current millions of defaulting borrowers.

    David M. Abromowitz: Homeownership Done Right

  • Supported by Members of all sides of the House of Commons, the Money Advice Trust charity has been working with the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) to publish advice for these borrowers (a copy of the leaflet “Fixed-rate Mortgages – Some early advice” is attached).

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Fixed-rate mortgages accounted for an increasing share of products taken out at 69%, up from 66% in May.

    Mortgage Market Subdued In June

  • WASHINGTON -- Fixed-rate home mortgages fell in the latest week, according to Freddie Mac's survey.

    Mortgage Rates at a 2½-Year Low

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