loaner

loaner (n.) 1884, "one who lends," agent noun from LOAN (Cf. loan) (v.). Meaning "a thing loaned" especially in place of one being repaired, is from 1926.

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  • loaner — n. 1. someone who lends money or gives credit in business matters. Syn: lender. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Something borrowed or lent. [informal] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loaner — [lōn′ər] n. 1. a person who loans something 2. an automobile, TV, typewriter, etc. lent in place of one left for repair …   English World dictionary

  • loaner — noun a) one who loans; a lender I am driving a loaner while my car is in the shop. b) something that is frequently loaned …   Wiktionary

  • loaner — loan ► NOUN 1) a thing that is borrowed, especially a sum of money that is expected to be paid back with interest. 2) the action of lending. ► VERB ▪ give as a loan. ● on loan Cf. ↑on loan DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • loaner — noun Date: 1926 one (as a car or a watch) that is lent especially as a replacement for something being repaired …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • loaner — /loh neuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that loans. 2. something, as an automobile or appliance, that is lent esp. to replace an item being serviced or repaired. [1880 85; LOAN1 + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • loaner — n. money lender; one who loans, lender …   English contemporary dictionary

  • loaner — loan·er …   English syllables

  • loaner — loan•er [[t]ˈloʊ nər[/t]] n. 1) cvb one that loans 2) cvb something, as a car or appliance, that is lent, esp. to replace an item being serviced or repaired …   From formal English to slang

  • loaner — /ˈloʊnə/ (say lohnuh) noun Colloquial something, such as a book, DVD, etc., borrowed for a short time …   Australian English dictionary

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