(Loan), n. [OE. lone, lane, AS. lan, læn, fr. león to lend; akin to D. leen loan, fief, G. lehen fief,
Icel. lan, G. leihen to lend, OHG. lihan, Icel. lji, Goth. leihwan, L. linquere to leave, Gr. lei`pein,
Skr. ric. &radic119. Cf. Delinquent, Eclipse, Eleven, Ellipse, Lend, License, Relic.]
1. The act of lending; a lending; permission to use; as, the loan of a book, money, services.
2. That which one lends or borrows, esp. a sum of money lent at interest; as, he repaid the loan.
Loan office. (a) An office at which loans are negotiated, or at which the accounts of loans are kept,
and the interest paid to the lender. (b) A pawnbroker's shop.
(Loan), n. t. [imp. & p. p. Loaned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Loaning.] To lend; sometimes with
By way of location or loaning them out.J. Langley
(Loan"a*ble) a. Such as can be lent; available for lending; as, loanable funds; used mostly
in financial business and writings.
(Loan"in Loan"ing), n. [From Scotch loan, E. lawn.] An open space between cultivated fields
through which cattle are driven, and where the cows are sometimes milked; also, a lane. [Scot.] Sir W.
(Loan"mon`ger) n. A dealer in, or negotiator of, loans.
The millions of the loanmonger.Beaconsfield.
(Loath) a. [OE. looth, loth, AS. lað hostile, odious; akin to OS. lað, G. leid, Icel. leiðr, Sw. led,
G. leiden to suffer, OHG. lidan to suffer, go, cf. AS. liðan to go, Goth. leipan, and E. lead to guide.]
1. Hateful; odious; disliked. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. Filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling; reluctant; as, loath to part.
Full loth were him to curse for his tithes.Chaucer.
Why, then, though loath, yet must I be content.Shak.
(Loathe) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Loathed (lo&thligd); p. pr. & vb. n. Loathing.] [AS. laðian to hate.
1. To feel extreme disgust at, or aversion for.
Loathing the honeyed cakes, I Ionged for bread.Cowley.
2. To dislike greatly; to abhor; to hate.
The secret which I loathe.Waller.
She loathes the vital sir.Dryden.
Syn. To hate; abhor; detest; abominate. See Hate.
(Loathe), v. i. To feel disgust or nausea. [Obs.]
(Loath"er) n. One who loathes.
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