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English Dictionary: loan by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
loan
n
  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
    Synonym(s): loanword, loan
v
  1. give temporarily; let have for a limited time; "I will lend you my car"; "loan me some money"
    Synonym(s): lend, loan
    Antonym(s): borrow
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Loan \Loan\, n. [See {Lawn}.]
      A loanin. [Scot.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Loan \Loan\, n. [OE. lone, lane, AS. l[be]n, l[91]n, fr. le[a2]n
      to lend; akin to D. leen loan, fief, G. lehen fief, Icel.
      l[be]n, G. leihen to lend, OHG. l[c6]han, Icel. lj[c6], Goth.
      leihwan, L. linquere to leave, Gr. [?], Skr. ric. [?] Cf.
      {Delinquent}, {Eclipse}, {Eleven}, {Ellipse}, {Lend},
      {License}, {Relic}.]
      1. The act of lending; a lending; permission to use; as, the
            loan of a book, money, services.
  
      2. 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Loan \Loan\, n. t. [imp. & p. p. {Loaned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Loaning}.]
      To lend; -- sometimes with out. --Kent.
  
               By way of location or loaning them out.   --J. Langley
                                                                              (1644).

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
   Loan
      The Mosaic law required that when an Israelite needed to borrow,
      what he asked was to be freely lent to him, and no interest was
      to be charged, although interest might be taken of a foreigner
      (Ex. 22:25; Deut. 23:19, 20; Lev. 25:35-38). At the end of seven
      years all debts were remitted. Of a foreigner the loan might,
      however, be exacted. At a later period of the Hebrew
      commonwealth, when commerce increased, the practice of exacting
      usury or interest on loans, and of suretiship in the commercial
      sense, grew up. Yet the exaction of it from a Hebrew was
      regarded as discreditable (Ps. 15:5; Prov. 6:1, 4; 11:15; 17:18;
      20:16; 27:13; Jer. 15:10).
     
         Limitations are prescribed by the law to the taking of a
      pledge from the borrower. The outer garment in which a man slept
      at night, if taken in pledge, was to be returned before sunset
      (Ex. 22:26, 27; Deut. 24:12, 13). A widow's garment (Deut.
      24:17) and a millstone (6) could not be taken. A creditor could
      not enter the house to reclaim a pledge, but must remain outside
      till the borrower brought it (10, 11). The Hebrew debtor could
      not be retained in bondage longer than the seventh year, or at
      farthest the year of jubilee (Ex. 21:2; Lev. 25:39, 42), but
      foreign sojourners were to be "bondmen for ever" (Lev.
      25:44-54).
     
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