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Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LEND'ABLE, adjective That may be lent.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LEND'ER, noun

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.

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LEND'ING, participle present tense Granting for temporary use. [See Lend.]

LEND'ING, noun

1. The act of loaning.

2. That which is lent or furnished.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LENDS, noun Loins. [Not in use.]