To lend a hand, to give assistance; to help. [Colloq.] — To lendan ear or one's ears, to give attention.

(Lend"a*ble) a. Such as can be lent. Sherwood.

Lemonade to Lentor

(Lem`on*ade") n. [F. limonade; cf. Sp. limonada, It. limonata. See Lemon.] A beverage consisting of lemon juice mixed with water and sweetened.

(Le"mur) n. [L., a ghost, specter. So called on account of its habit of going abroad by night.] (Zoöl.) One of a family (Lemuridæ) of nocturnal mammals allied to the monkeys, but of small size, and having a sharp and foxlike muzzle, and large eyes. They feed upon birds, insects, and fruit, and are mostly natives of Madagascar and the neighboring islands, one genus (Galago) occurring in Africa. The slow lemur or kukang of the East Indies is Nycticebus tardigradus. See Galago, Indris, and Colugo.

(||Lem"u*res) (lem"u*rez; E. le"murz), n. pl. [L. See Lemur.] Spirits or ghosts of the departed; specters.

The Lars and Lemures moan with midnight plaint.

(Le*mu"ri*a) n. [So named from the supposition that it was the original home of the lemurs.] A hypothetical land, or continent, supposed by some to have existed formerly in the Indian Ocean, of which Madagascar is a remnant. Herschel.

(Lem"u*rid) a. & n. (Zoöl.) Same as Lemuroid.

(Le*mu"ri*dous) Lemurine
(Lem"u*rine) a. (Zoöl.) Lemuroid.

(Lem"u*roid) a. [Lemur + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the lemurs or the Lemuroidea. n. One of the Lemuroidea.

(||Lem`u*roi"de*a) n. pl. [NL. See Lemur, and -oid.] (Zoöl.) A suborder of primates, including the lemurs, the aye-aye, and allied species. [Written also Lemuroida.]

(||Le"na) n. [L.] A procuress. J. Webster.

(Lend) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lent (lent); p. pr. & vb. n. Lending.] [OE. lenen, AS. l&aemacrnan, fr. l&aemacrn 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.

Give me that ring.
I'll lend it thee, my dear, but have no power
To give it from me.

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.

Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.
Levit. xxv. 37.

3. To afford; to grant or furnish in general; as, to lend assistance; to lend one's name or influence.

Cato, lend me for a while thy patience.

Mountain lines and distant horizons lend space and largeness to his compositions.
J. A. Symonds.

4. To let for hire or compensation; as, to lend a horse or gig.

This use of the word is rare in the United States, except with reference to money.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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