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lend

Definition of lend

Etymology

    From Old English lŠnan.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: lĕnd, IPA: /lɛnd/, SAMPA: /lEnd/
  • {{https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/En-us-lend.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Rhymes: -ɛnd

Verb

to lend (third-person singular simple present lends, present participle lending, simple past and past participle lent, archaic third-person singular simple present lendeth)

  1. (transitive) To allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned.
  2. (intransitive) To make a loan.
  3. (Australian) to be be misled in a jocular or teasing manner.

    Don't listen to him. He's having a lend of you
    Don't get upset, I was just having a lend.


  4. (reflexive) to be suitable or applicable, to fit

    Poems do not lend themselves to translation easily.
    The long history of the past does not lend itself to a simple black and white interpretation.

Antonyms

Derived terms

  • lend to believe

References:

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Translation of lend in Malay

Verb

to allow to be used temporarily

  1. meminjamkan



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