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1    the act of lending  
the loan of a car     
a    property lent, esp. money lent at interest for a period of time  
b    (as modifier)  
loan holder     
3    the adoption by speakers of one language of a form current in another language  
4       short for       loan word  
5    on loan  
a    lent out; borrowed  
b    (esp. of personnel) transferred from a regular post to a temporary one elsewhere  
6    to lend (something, esp. money)  
     (C13 loon, lan, from Old Norse lan; related to Old English læn loan; compare German Lehen fief, Lohn wages)  
  loanable      adj  
  loaner      n  
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loan          [2]   , loaning  
      n     (Scot. and northern English)  
1    a lane  
2    a place where cows are milked  
     (Old English lone, variant of lane1)  

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      n   accommodation, advance, allowance, credit, mortgage, touch     (slang)  
      vb   accommodate, advance, allow, credit, lend, let out  

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payday loan n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.

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