Definition of loan verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    loan

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ləʊn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//loʊn//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they loan
    BrE BrE//ləʊn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//loʊn//
     
    he / she / it loans
    BrE BrE//ləʊnz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//loʊnz//
     
    past simple loaned
    BrE BrE//ləʊnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//loʊnd//
     
    past participle loaned
    BrE BrE//ləʊnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//loʊnd//
     
    -ing form loaning
    BrE BrE//ˈləʊnɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈloʊnɪŋ//
     
    Buying a home
     
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  1. 1(especially North American English) to lend something to somebody, especially money loan something (to somebody) The bank is happy to loan money to small businesses. loan somebody something A friend loaned me $1 000. See related entries: Buying a home
  2. 2(especially British English) to lend a valuable object to a museum, etc. loan something (out) (to somebody/something) This exhibit was kindly loaned by the artist's family. loan somebody something He loaned the museum his entire collection.
  3. Word Origin Middle English (also denoting a gift from a superior): from Old Norse lán, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch leen, German Lehn, also to lend.Extra examples Costumes were kindly loaned by the Civic Theatre. The painting has been loaned to the Walker Art Gallery. A friend loaned me $1 000. This exhibit was kindly loaned by the artist’s family.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: loan