Definition of "loan" []

  • Something lent for temporary use. (noun)
  • A sum of money lent at interest. (noun)
  • An act of lending; a grant for temporary use: asked for the loan of a garden hose. (noun)
  • A temporary transfer to a duty or place away from a regular job: an efficiency expert on loan from the main office. (noun)
  • Usage Problem To lend. (verb-transitive)
  • The act of lending (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Property lent, esp money lent at interest for a period of time (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The adoption by speakers of one language of a form current in another language (noun)
  • To lend (something, esp money) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "loan" in a sentence
  • "In December, Novelis Inc. refinanced a term loan of $1.5 billion with a lower coupon of 3 percentage points over the London interbank offering rate or Libor."
  • "Quiznos owes lenders led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. $575 million under a term loan and $70 million under a revolving credit line that matures in May."
  • "Under the details announced last week, Chrysler secured $3.2 billion in bonds, $3 billion in a term loan and a $1.3 billion revolving credit facility."