Loan (lōn), n. [See Lawn.]
A loanin. [Scot.]
Loan, n. [OE. lone, lane,
AS. lān, læn, fr. león to
lend; akin to D. leen loan, fief, G. lehen fief, Icel.
lān, G. leihen to lend, OHG. līhan,
Icel. ljī, Goth. leihwan, L. linquere to
leave, Gr. lei`pein, Skr. ric. √119. 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 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 out.
By way of location or loaning them
out. J. Langley (1644).