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Main Entry: 1loan
Pronunciation: 'lOn
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English lon, from Old Norse lAn; akin to Old English l[AE]n loan, lEon to lend, Latin linquere to leave, Greek leipein
Date: 12th century
1 a : money lent at interest b : something lent usually for the borrower's temporary use
2 a : the grant of temporary use b : the temporary duty of a person transferred to another job for a limited time
3 : LOANWORD