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  Dictionary Definition of loan

loan
noun
1. the act of lending; a grant of the use of something temporarily: the loan of a book.
2. something lent or furnished on condition of being returned, especially a sum of money lent at interest.
-- verb (t)
3. to make a loan of; lend.
4. to lend (money) at interest.
-- verb (i)
5. to make a loan or loans.
-- phrase
6. have a loan of someone, Colloquial to practise a deception on or tease (someone).
[ME lon ( e ), lan ( e ), OE lan, apparently from Scandinavian; cf. Icel. lan, c. OE lŠn loan, grant]
-- loaner, noun