(Bor"rage) n., Borraginaceous
(Bor*rag`i*na"ceous) a., etc. See Borage, n., etc.
(Bor"rel) n. [OF. burel a kind of coarse woolen cloth, fr. F. bure drugget. See Bureau. Rustic
and common people dressed in this cloth, which was prob. so called from its color.]
1. Coarse woolen cloth; hence, coarse clothing; a garment. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. A kind of light stuff, of silk and wool.
(Bor"rel), a. [Prob. from Borrel, n.] Ignorant, unlearned; belonging to the laity. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Bor"row) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Borrowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Borrowing.] [OE. borwen, AS. borgian,
fr. borg, borh, pledge; akin to D. borg, G. borg; prob. fr. root of AS. beorgan to protect. 95. See 1st
1. To receive from another as a loan, with the implied or expressed intention of returning the identical
article or its equivalent in kind; the opposite of lend.
2. (Arith.) To take (one or more) from the next higher denomination in order to add it to the next lower;
a term of subtraction when the figure of the subtrahend is larger than the corresponding one of the
3. To copy or imitate; to adopt; as, to borrow the style, manner, or opinions of another.
Rites borrowed from the ancients.
It is not hard for any man, who hath a Bible in his hands, to borrow good words and holy sayings in
abundance; but to make them his own is a work of grace only from above.
4. To feign or counterfeit. "Borrowed hair." Spenser.
The borrowed majesty of England.
5. To receive; to take; to derive.
Any drop thou borrowedst from thy mother. To borrow trouble, to be needlessly troubled; to be overapprehensive.
1. Something deposited as security; a pledge; a surety; a hostage. [Obs.]
Ye may retain as borrows my two priests.
Sir W. Scott.
2. The act of borrowing. [Obs.]
Of your royal presence I'll adventure
The borrow of a week.
(Bor"row*er) n. One who borrows.
Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
(Bors"hold`er) n. [OE. borsolder; prob. fr. AS. borg, gen. borges, pledge + ealdor elder.
See Borrow, and Elder, a.] (Eng. Law) The head or chief of a tithing, or borough (see 2d Borough); the
headborough; a parish constable. Spelman.