Webster 1913 Edition
The act of lending; a lending; permission to use;
loanof a book, money, services
That which one lends or borrows, especially a sum of money lent at interest;
as, he repaid the.
An office at which loans are negotiated, or at which the accounts of loans are kept, and the interest paid to the lender.
A pawnbroker’s shop.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To lend; – sometimes with
By way of location or
J. Langley (1644).
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The act of lending; a lending.
2.That which is lent; any thing furnished for temporary use to a person at his request, on the express or implied condition that the specific thing shall be returned, or its equivalent in kind, but without compensation for the use; as a loan of a book or of bread.
3.Something furnished for temporary use, on the condition that it shall be returned or its equivalent, but with a compensation for the use. In this sense, loan is generally applied to money. [See Lend.]
4.A furnishing; permission to use; grant of the use; as a loan of credit.
To lend; to deliver to another for temporary use, on condition that the thing shall be returned, as a book; or to deliver for use, on condition that an equivalent in kind shall be returned, as bread; or to deliver for temporary use, on condition that an equivalent in kind shall be returned, with a compensation for the use, as in the case of money at interest. Bills of credit were issued, to be loaned on interest.