from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. one who loans; a lender
  • n. something that is frequently loaned

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. someone who lends money or gives credit in business matters.
  • n. Something borrowed or lent.

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

  • n. someone who lends money or gives credit in business matters
  • n. a car that is lent as a replacement for one that is under repair


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  • Having sold the Camry, I weighed options and ultimately accepted a loaner from the in-laws …

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  • Not so long ago, Apple tried to seduce me with a long-term loaner MacBook Pro.

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  • If any are provided as "keeper" or "long term loaner units" this will be clearly disclosed in his reviews.

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  • This month, I took a long-term loaner MacBook Pro (no, not one of the new ones, darnit) and iPod Touch to evaluate as an educational platform, after my salesperson convinced me to look beyond the bottom line at a potentially important value proposition.

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  • Acer is about to start shipping Aspire One netbooks with 11.6 inch screens -- I'm expecting a short term loaner this week -- and Asus will have a model later this month, according to

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  • The out-of-work truck driver, close to losing his Food Stamps, was described as a loaner who hated blacks, gays and anyone different from him, making this church and its liberal policies perfect targets.

    CNN Transcript Jun 12, 2009

  • Not a smart move, especially when the loaner is your ideological enemy since 1917. 12 hr 28 min ago, -6 / +17www.

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  • Not a smart move, especially when the loaner is your ideological enemy since 1917. 5 hr 27 min ago, -1 / +3he couldnt have borrowed from them if previous "officials" hadnt sold out our technology and production to MAKE China wealthy. corporate welfare and 'outsourcing' needs to be investigated as treason. corporate welfare is 3-4x what we the people ever got, and using it to move OUR jobs overseas, driving wages down to what was left here, is economic sabotage and treason from high places. now they are playing the economic terrorism and extortion cards, for a situation they themselves created.

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  • Washington's "loaner" trains were used for this, but will now be used for Portland-Seattle-Vancouver, BC service.

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  • I smile into the sugar bowl, which is no longer empty thanks to an unlikely "loaner" who has since moved on.

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