Pronunciation: (lōn),[key] —n. 1. the act of lending; a grant of the temporary use of something: the loan of a book. 2. something lent or furnished on condition of being returned, esp. a sum of money lent at interest: a $1000 loan at 10 percent interest. 3. loanword.
4. on loan, a. borrowed for temporary use: How many books can I have on loan from the library at one time? b. temporarily provided or released by one's regular employer, superior, or owner for use by another: Our best actor is on loan to another movie studio for two films.
—v.t. 1. to make a loan of; lend: Will you loan me your umbrella? 2. to lend (money) at interest.
—v.i. to make a loan or loans; lend.
Pronunciation: (lōn),[key] —n.Scot. 1. a country lane; secondary road.
2. an uncultivated plot of farmland, usually used for milking cows. Also,loan•ingPronunciation: (lō'ning).[key]