from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That lends.
  • n. Action of the verb to lend.
  • v. Present participle of lend.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of one who lends.
  • n. That which is lent or furnished.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of making a loan: as, the lending of money.
  • n. That which is lent or furnished; something not one's own; a borrowed article.

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

  • n. disposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned


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