Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

  • adjective That lends.
  • noun Action of the verb to lend.
  • verb Present participle of lend.

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

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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • On Meet the Press, Paulson again alluded to “excesses” — “excesses building up for sometime in this country” — and elaborated a bit: “bad lending practices, irresponsible borrowing, irresponsible lending….

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  • Forbes: In terms of scale, the size of a bank for lending, is there a point where being bigger does not make you more efficient in lending?

    Transcript: Richard Bove

  • We have taken Emma to countless doctors, and any number of people with letters following their name lending them some authority or knowledge on autism.

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  • We have taken Emma to countless doctors, and any number of people with letters following their name lending them some authority or knowledge on autism.

    Ariane Zurcher: Waging War

  • We have taken Emma to countless doctors, and any number of people with letters following their name lending them some authority or knowledge on autism.

    Ariane Zurcher: Waging War

  • Forbes: In terms of scale, the size of a bank for lending, is there a point where being bigger does not make you more efficient in lending?

    Transcript: Richard Bove

  • Forbes: In terms of scale, the size of a bank for lending, is there a point where being bigger does not make you more efficient in lending?

    Get Briefed: Richard Bove

  • We have taken Emma to countless doctors, and any number of people with letters following their name lending them some authority or knowledge on autism.

    Ariane Zurcher: Waging War

  • Forbes: In terms of scale, the size of a bank for lending, is there a point where being bigger does not make you more efficient in lending?

    Get Briefed: Richard Bove

  • We have taken Emma to countless doctors, and any number of people with letters following their name lending them some authority or knowledge on autism.

    Ariane Zurcher: Waging War

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