Definition of Borrowing

1. Noun. The appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source. "The borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"

Exact synonyms: Adoption
Generic synonyms: Appropriation
Specialized synonyms: Naturalisation, Naturalization, Misappropriation, Crossover
Derivative terms: Adopt, Adopt



2. Noun. Obtaining funds from a lender.
Generic synonyms: Dealing, Dealings, Transaction
Specialized synonyms: Pawn

Definition of Borrowing

1. Verb. (present participle of borrow) ¹

2. Noun. An instance of borrowing something. ¹

3. Noun. (context: linguistics) A borrowed word, adopted from a foreign language; loanword. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Borrowing

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Borrowing

borrelia infections
borrelias
borreliosis
borrell
borrow
borrow pit
borrowable
borrowe
borrowed
borrowed time
borrower
borrower's card
borrowers
borrowest
borroweth
borrowing (current term)
borrowing cost
borrowings
borrows
bors
borsch
borsches
borscht
borscht belt
borscht circuit
borschts
borsh
borshch
borshches
borsholder

Literary usage of Borrowing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Financial History of the United States by Davis Rich Dewey (1902)
"borrowing; Bills of Credit. The borrowing power of the national government is well- nigh complete; there is no limitation as to time, manner, place, amount, ..."

2. Public Finance by Charles Francis Bastable (1903)
"THE peculiar position of the state economy and the great importance of public borrowing have both tended to obscure the fundamental truth that public credit ..."

3. Foreign Exchange by Albert Conser Whitaker (1919)
"Regular long-term international borrowing and lending, ... But when we come now to speak of investment in exchange and borrowing by means of exchange, ..."

4. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"Public borrowing for wars an important form of such loans in modern times. Great wars and war borrowing give rise to both economic and fiscal problems. ..."

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