To loan is defined as to give someone money that will be repaid with interest or an object that will be returned.(verb)
The definition of a loan is the agreement of lending money with interest and a plan to repay it.(noun)
An example of a loan is the agreement to give you money to buy a house.
See loan in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME lone < ON lān (akin to OE læn, lending, loan, lænan, to lend) < IE base *leikw-, to leave behind > L linquere, Gr leipen, Sans riṅákti, (he) leaves
transitive verb, intransitive verb
See loan in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English lan, lon
Origin: , from Old Norse lān; see leikw- in Indo-European roots.
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