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Meaning of LOAN

Pronunciation:  lown

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a word borrowed from another language; e.g. `blitz' is a German word borrowed into modern English
  2. [n]  the provision of money temporarily (usually at interest)
  3. [v]  give temporarily; let have for a limited time

LOAN is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: lend, loanword
 Antonyms: borrow
 See Also: advance, bank loan, call loan, consumer loan, debt, demand loan, direct loan, equity credit line, farm out, Gallicism, give, hire out, home equity credit, home equity loan, installment credit, installment loan, loan participation, mortgage loan, participation financing, participation loan, personal loan, principal, real estate loan, rent out, time loan, word



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Loan\, n. [See {Lawn}.]
    A loanin. [Scot.]
  2. \Loan\, n. [OE. lone, lane, AS. l[=a]n, l[ae]n, fr. le['o]n
    to lend; akin to D. leen loan, fief, G. lehen fief, Icel.
    l[=a]n, G. leihen to lend, OHG. l[=i]han, Icel. lj[=i], 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.
  3. \Loan\, n. t. [imp. & p. p. {Loaned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To lend; -- sometimes with out. --Kent.
          By way of location or loaning them out.  --J. Langley
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you need a loan means your worry over money matters. Alternatively, you may be too self-reliant and your dream is telling you that it is okay to ask for help and lean on the support from friends and family.
Easton Bible Dictionary

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).

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accommodate with, accommodation, advance, allow, allowance, call loan, call money, collateral loan, credit, demand loan, external loan, float a loan, foreign loan, lease-lend, lend, lend-lease, loan-shark, long-term loan, negotiate a loan, policy loan, secured loan, short-term loan, time loan, unsecured loan, Wall Street loan