Loan (?), n. [See Lawn.]

A loanin.



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Loan, n. [OE. lone, lane, AS. lan, laen, fr. leon to lend; akin to D. leen loan, fief, G. lehen fief, Icel. lan, G. leihen to lend, OHG. lihan, Icel. lji, Goth. leihwan, L. linquere to leave, Gr. , Skr. ric. Cf. Delinquent, Eclipse, Eleven, Ellipse, Lend, License, Relic.]


The act of lending; a lending; permission to use; as, the loan of a book, money, services.


That which one lends or borrows, esp. a sum of money lent at interest; as, he repaid the loan.

Loan office. (a) An office at which loans are negotiated, or at which the accounts of loans are kept, and the interest paid to the lender. (b) A pawnbroker's shop.


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Loan, n. t. [imp. & p. p. Loaned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Loaning.]

To lend; -- sometimes with out.


By way of location or loaning them out. J. Langley (1644).


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