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LOAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does loan mean? 

LOAN (noun)
  The noun LOAN has 2 senses:

1. the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)
2. a word borrowed from another language; e.g. 'blitz' is a German word borrowed into modern English

  Familiarity information: LOAN used as a noun is rare.


LOAN (verb)
  The verb LOAN has 1 sense:

1. give temporarily; let have for a limited time

  Familiarity information: LOAN used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOAN (noun)


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Meaning:

The temporary provision of money (usually at interest)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("loan" is a kind of...):

debt (money or goods or services owed by one person to another)

Meronyms (parts of "loan"):

principal (the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "loan"):

time loan (a loan that is payable on or before a specified date)

mortgage loan; real estate loan (a loan on real estate that is usually secured by a mortgage)

consumer loan; personal loan (a loan that establishes consumer credit that is granted for personal use; usually unsecured and based on the borrower's integrity and ability to pay)

loan participation; participation financing; participation loan (a loan that is shared by a group of banks that join to make a loan too big for any one of them alone)

direct loan (a loan by a lender to a customer without the use of a third party; direct lending gives the lender greater discretion in making loans)

call loan; demand loan (a loan that is repayable on demand)

installment credit; installment loan (a loan repaid with interest in equal periodic payments)

equity credit line; home equity credit; home equity loan; home loan (a loan secured by equity value in the borrower's home)

bank loan (a loan made by a bank; to be repaid with interest on or before a fixed date)


Sense 2loan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A word borrowed from another language; e.g. 'blitz' is a German word borrowed into modern English

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

loanword; loan

Hypernyms ("loan" is a kind of...):

word (a unit of language that native speakers can identify)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "loan"):

Latinism (a word or phrase borrowed from Latin)

Gallicism (a word or phrase borrowed from French)


LOAN (verb)


Sense 1loan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give temporarily; let have for a limited time

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

loan; lend

Context examples:

I will lend you my car / loan me some money

Hypernyms (to "loan" is one way to...):

give (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "loan"):

farm out; hire out; rent out (grant the services of or the temporary use of, for a fee)

advance (pay in advance)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Sentence examples:

They loan cars to the tourists
They loan the tourists their cars


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