Complete Definition of "borrow"

English

Pronunciation
(UK): enPR|/bÅrʹÅ/, IPA|/ËbÉrÉÊ/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
(US): enPR|bärʹÅ, IPA|/ËbÉroÊ/, SAMPA|/"bAroU/
:rhymes|ÉrÉÊ

Etymology 1
OE. borgian, from Ger.. Cognate with German borgen.

Verb
en-verb

  1. To receive (something) from somebody temporarily, expecting to return it.
  2. To adopt (an idea) as one's own.
  3. linguistics To copy a word from another language.
  4. arithmetic In a subtraction, to deduct (one) from a digit of the minuend and add ten to the following digit, in order that the subtraction of a larger digit in the subtrahend from the digit in the minuend to which ten is added gives a positive result.

Synonyms
(adopt): adopt, use

Antonyms
(receive temporarily): give back (exchanging the transfer of ownership), lend (exchanging the owners), return (exchanging the transfer of ownership)
(in arithmetic): carry (the equivalent reverse procedure in the inverse operation of addition)

Derived terms
borrowed time
borrower

Translations
trans-top|receive temporarily
Czech: půjÄit si
Danish: låne
Dutch: lenen, ontlenen
Estonian: laenama
Finnish: lainata, ottaa laina|lainaksi
French: emprunter
trans-mid
German: borgen
Hebrew: ×ש××× (lish'ol)
Italian: prendere in prestito
Slovene: sposoditi si, izposoditi si
Spanish: tomar prestado
Telugu: à°à°ªà±à°ªà± à°à±à°¯à± (appu chaeyu)
trans-bottom

trans-top|adopt (an idea) as one's own
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|in a subtraction
trans-mid
Telugu: à°à°ªà±à°ªà± à°à±à°¯à± (appu chaeyu)
trans-bottom

Etymology 2
OE. borg, from Ger. (related to Etymology 1, above).

Noun
en-noun

  1. archaic A ransom; a pledge or guarantee.
  2. archaic A surety; someone standing bail.

#:*1819: âwhere am I to find such a sum? If I sell the very pyx and candlesticks on the altar at Jorvaulx, I shall scarce raise the half; and it will be necessary for that purpose that I go to Jorvaulx myself; ye may retain as borrows my two priests.â â Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

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