Definition of Lend

1. Verb. Bestow a quality on. "This adds a light note to the program"

Exact synonyms: Add, Bestow, Bring, Contribute, Impart
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Factor, Instill, Transfuse, Tinsel, Throw In
Derivative terms: Addition



2. Verb. Give temporarily; let have for a limited time. "They lend the tourists their cars"; "Loan me some money"
Exact synonyms: Loan
Generic synonyms: Give
Specialized synonyms: Farm Out, Hire Out, Rent Out, Trust, Advance
Antonyms: Borrow
Derivative terms: Lendable, Lender, Loan

3. Verb. Have certain characteristics of qualities for something; be open or vulnerable to. "The current system lends itself to great abuse"
Generic synonyms: Be

Definition of Lend

1. v. t. To allow the custody and use of, on condition of the return of the same; to grant the temporary use of; as, to lend a book; -- opposed to borrow.

Definition of Lend

1. Verb. (transitive) to allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) to make a loan ¹

3. Verb. (reflexive) to be suitable or applicable, to fit ¹

4. Verb. (proscribed) to borrow ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lend

1. to give the temporary use of [v LENT, LENDING, LENDS] : LENDABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Lend

1. 1. To allow the custody and use of, on condition of the return of the same; to grant the temporary use of; as, to lend a book; opposed to borrow. "Give me that ring. I'll lend it thee, my dear, but have no power To give it from me." (Shak) 2. To allow the possession and use of, on condition of the return of an equivalent in kind; as, to lend money or some article of food. "Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase." (Levit. Xxv. 37) 3. To afford; to grant or furnish in general; as, to lend assistance; to lend one's name or influence. "Cato, lend me for a while thy patience." (Addison) "Mountain lines and distant horizons lend space and largeness to his compositions." (J. A. Symonds) 4. To let for hire or compensation; as, to lend a horse or gig. This use of the word is rare in the United States, except with reference to money. To lend a hand, to give assistance; to help. To lend an ear or one's ears, to give attention. Origin: OE.lenen, AS. Lnan, fr. Ln loan; akin to G. Lehnen to lend. See Loan. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lend

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lemurian
lemurians
lemurid
lemuridae
lemurids
lemurine
lemurines
lemurlike
lemuroid
lemuroidea
lemuroids
lemurs
lenaite
lenalidomide
lend (current term)
lend-lease
lend a hand
lend a helping hand
lend an ear
lend itself to
lend oneself
lendable
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lended
lendee
lendees
lender
lenders
lendeth

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