from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something that is borrowed, especially a word borrowed from one language for use in another.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of taking or obtaining anything on loan or at second-hand.
  • noun The act of taking and using as one's own.
  • noun The thing borrowed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of borrow.
  • noun An instance of borrowing something.
  • noun linguistics A borrowed word, adopted from a foreign language; loanword.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source
  • noun obtaining funds from a lender


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