loan

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Noun[change]

Singular
loan

Plural
loans

  1. A loan is money that you borrow and pay back later. Usually, you take a loan from a bank.
    We've almost finished paying off our car loan.
    We can't afford to buy the new TV without taking a loan.
    I'd like to take out a loan for $5,000.

Verb[change]

Plain form
loan

Third-person singular
loans

Past tense
loaned

Past participle
loaned

Present participle
loaning

  1. If you loan someone something, you lend it to them.
    Please loan me your lawn mower.
  2. Loan in Hollywood studio speak means an actor is under contract to one studio and loaned to another studio to make one of their films.
    He was loaned to MGM to make MGM's newest movie.