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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. disposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned;
[syn: lending, loaning]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lend \Lend\ (l[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lent (l[e^]nt); p. pr. & vb. n. Lending.] [OE. lenen, AS. l[=ae]nan, fr. l[=ae]n loan; akin to G. lehnen to lend. See Loan.] 1. To allow the custody and use of, on condition of the return of the same; to grant the temporary use of; as, to lend a book; -- opposed to borrow. [1913 Webster] Give me that ring. I'll lend it thee, my dear, but have no power To give it from me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To allow the possession and use of, on condition of the return of an equivalent in kind; as, to lend money or some article of food. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase. --Levit. xxv. 37. [1913 Webster] 3. To afford; to grant or furnish in general; as, to lend assistance; to lend one's name or influence. [1913 Webster] Cato, lend me for a while thy patience. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Mountain lines and distant horizons lend space and largeness to his compositions. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster] 4. To let for hire or compensation; as, to lend a horse or gig. [1913 Webster] Note: This use of the word is rare in the United States, except with reference to money. [1913 Webster] To lend a hand, to give assistance; to help. [Colloq.] To lend one's ears or To lend an ear, to give attention. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lending \Lend"ing\, n. 1. The act of one who lends. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is lent or furnished. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lending n 1: disposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned [syn: lending, loaning]