1994: Doll Sneerpiece was not a scholar but fond of gentlemen, although to dub her a , would have been to do her a wrong. " Jeanette Winterson, Art & Lies
a surname of Chinese origin (see: æ)
A sum of money or other valuables or consideration which an individual, group or other legal entity borrows from another individual, group or legal entity (this latter often being a financial institution) with the condition that it be returned or repaid at a later date (sometimes with interest). Occasionally collateral is required to assure that the borrower repays his or her debt or returns the consideration thus loaned. Most loans require some sort of positive (or at least a lack of negative) credit to be established by the borrower first.
He got a five grand .
The contract and array of legal and/or ethical obligations surrounding a loan. He made a payment on his .
The permission to borrow any item.
Thank you for the of your lawn mower.
verb (loans, loaning, loaned)
To lend. This usage is confined to the US (or perhaps parts thereof) and elsewhere is ungrammatical (loan being the noun, and lend the verb).
2006: When you loan somebody something, they have the responsibility to safeguard it. — w:Judge Judy, Judge Judy (unidentified episode, but frequently heard from her as a verb)
(context, Scotland) A lake; a bay or arm of the sea.
a worker whose occupation is to cut down trees
one that logs, such as a computer program to keep track of events
(context, colloquial, UK, Australian English) toilet
(slang) idiotic, crazy or drunk
The proceeds of theft, robbery etc., swag, contraband.
to steal, especially as part of war, riot or other group violence.