Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. someone who receives something on the promise to return it or its equivalent [ant: lender]
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Borrower \Bor"row*er\, n. One who borrows.
Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
n. One who borrows.
Usage examples of "borrower".
For some reason a book borrower feels that a book, once taken, is his own.
The path of the borrower is a thorny one, especially if, like Spennie, his reputation as a payer-back is not of the best.
Like stock prices on a wild, roller-coaster day on Wall Street, the amount of money the compulsive borrower possesses at any given moment goes through extreme fluctuations, but when all is said and done, an accounting of his finances shows that he is no better off than when he began.
It is, that they facilitate, between borrowers and lenders, the means of finding and treating with each other.
In guaranteeing the non-payers, the State may, indeed, increase the number of borrowers, and thus raise the rate of interest (always to the prejudice of the tax-payer), but it has no power to increase the number of lenders, and the importance of the total of the loans.
Furthermore, this secret band of robbers and murderers, who were the real borrowers of this money, having no legitimate corporate existence, have no corporate property with which to pay these debts.
In fact, these apparently two classes, borrowers and lenders, were really one and the same class.
Nor did he trouble his borrowers with abstract calculations of figures, or references to ready-reckoners.
While I ground, and pinched, and used these needy borrowers for my pleasure and profit, what smooth-tongued speeches, and courteous looks, and civil letters, they would have given me!
I think it's likely this was done by one of the former borrowers, ahead of you.
I've copied a list of the borrowers and I intend to investigate each one of them in turn.
Prautch, examining the cases of fifty-one complaints against usurious landlords in San Ildefonso, found that "Article 8," above cited, was unknown either to lender or to borrowers, and that no attempt had ever been made to apply it in any loan on produce made by any one to any one.
A large slice of the bank’s profits came from the interest paid by borrowers.
Cross may stand, if on any, it cannot for a moment be admitted that borrowers in general have not trespass and trover.
Book borrowers are very apt to be negligent, so that when we see a lad so particular as Abraham was, it is worth while to take note of the fact.