- First Reference: Deuteronomy 15:2
- Last Reference: Proverbs 19:17
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
LEND, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive lent.
1. To grant to another for temporary use, on the express or implied condition that the thing shall be returned; as, to lend a book; or
2. To grant a thing to be used, on the condition that its equivalent in kind shall be returned; as, to lend a sum of money, or a loaf of bread.
3. To afford; to grant; to furnish, in general; as, to lend assistance; to lend an ear to a discourse.
Cato, lend me for a while they patience.
4. To grant for temporary use, on condition of receiving a compensation at certain periods for the use of the thing, and an ultimate return of the thing, or its full value. Thus money is lent on condition of receiving interest for the use, and of having the principal sum returned at the stipulated time. lend is correlative to borrow.
5. To permit to use for another's benefit. A lent his name to obtain money from the bank.
6. To let for hire or compensation; as, to lend a horse or gig. [This sense is used by Paley, and probably may be common in England. But in the United States, I believe, the word is never thus used, except in reference to money. We lend money upon interest, but never lend a coach or horse for a compensation. We use let.]
LEND'ABLE, adjective That may be lent.
1. One who lends.
The borrower is servant to the lender Proverbs 22:7.
2. One who makes a trade of putting money to interest.
Exodus 22:25-27; Leviticus 25:35-37; Deuteronomy 15:1-11; Deuteronomy 23:19-20; Deuteronomy 24:6; Deuteronomy 24:10-13; Deuteronomy 24:17; Nehemiah 5:1-13; Psalms 37:25-26; Psalms 112:5; Proverbs 19:17; Proverbs 22:7; Proverbs 28:8; Isaiah 24:1-2; Ezekiel 18:13; Matthew 5:42; Luke 6:34-35
Borrowing; Interest; Money
LEND'ING, participle present tense Granting for temporary use. [See Lend.]
1. The act of loaning.
2. That which is lent or furnished.
LENDS, noun Loins. [Not in use.]