Crossword clues for lend
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lend \Lend\ (l[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lent (l[e^]nt); p. pr. & vb. n. Lending.] [OE. lenen, AS. l[=ae]nan, fr. l[=ae]n loan; akin to G. lehnen to lend. See Loan.]
To allow the custody and use of, on condition of the return of the same; to grant the temporary use of; as, to lend a book; -- opposed to borrow.
Give me that ring. I'll lend it thee, my dear, but have no power To give it from me.
To allow the possession and use of, on condition of the return of an equivalent in kind; as, to lend money or some article of food.
Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.
--Levit. xxv. 37.
To afford; to grant or furnish in general; as, to lend assistance; to lend one's name or influence.
Cato, lend me for a while thy patience.
Mountain lines and distant horizons lend space and largeness to his compositions.
--J. A. Symonds.
To let for hire or compensation; as, to lend a horse or gig.
Note: This use of the word is rare in the United States, except with reference to money.
To lend a hand, to give assistance; to help. [Colloq.]
To lend one's ears or To lend an ear, to give attention.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., from Old English lænan "to lend," from læn "loan" (see loan). Cognate with Dutch lenen, Old High German lehanon, German lehnen, also verbs derived from nouns. Past tense form, with terminal -d, became the principal form in Middle English on analogy of bend, send, etc.
Etymology 1 alt. 1 (context anatomy UK dialectal English) The lumbar region; loin. 2 (context UK dialectal of a person or animal English) The loins; flank; buttocks. n. 1 (context anatomy UK dialectal English) The lumbar region; loin. 2 (context UK dialectal of a person or animal English) The loins; flank; buttocks. Etymology 2
vb. (context transitive English) To allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be #Verbed.
v. bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program" [syn: impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring]
have certain characteristics of qualities for something; be open or vulnerable to; "This story would lend itself well to serialization on television"; "The current system lends itself to great abuse"
Lend may refer to:
- Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector, see Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
- Lend, Austria, a town in the district of Zell am See in the state of Salzburg
- Lend (Graz), a district of Graz
- Lend, Iran, a village in Mazandaran Province, Iran
Lend is the 4th district of the Austrian city of Graz. It is located on the west bank of the Mur and north of the district Gries and west of the district Innere Stadt and the Schloßberg.
It has a population of 28,249 (in 2011) and covers an area of 3.7 square kilometres. The postal codes of Lend are 8020 and 8051.
Usage examples of "lend".
Bal had lent Barrie to us, and without a woman to aid and abet him, it seemed to me that he was powerless.
James abetted him in saying that fifty pounds was not a penny too much to lend on such a treasure.
They lent acrimony to the impending canvass and increased the mutual hostility of those engaged in the exciting controversy.
His dark brown eyes, narrow brows and sharp, angular features lent him a stern countenance that stood in stark contrast to his untroubled, affable nature.
He must lend himself to the development of aggregatory ideas that favour the civilising process, and he must do his best to promote the disintegration of aggregations and the effacement of aggregatory ideas, that keep men narrow and unreasonably prejudiced one against another.
Marco de Alvarado said, giving her name the uniquely intimate intonation he had always lent to it.
The bargain basement ambience of the office lent credibility to the spiel.
As difficult as it proved to be, she sought to lend her attention to what she was actually seeing rather than the warmly titillating ambience through which she had just drifted.
If you find pansies growing wild, you can count on axolotls being there-abouts, ready to lend a man a hand.
Somewhere along the way, Bailor had connected with art criminals and had perhaps lent his break-in talent to their undertakings.
Line after line, and rank after rank, they choked the neck of the valley with a long vista of tossing pennons, twinkling lances, waving plumes and streaming banderoles, while the curvets and gambades of the chargers lent a constant motion and shimmer to the glittering, many-colored mass.
Almighty enable you to lend a fresh and unprecedented impetus to the onward march of the Faith, revive the spirit of its supporters, enlarge its limits, multiply its local institutions, consolidate its foundations, safeguard its rights, spread abroad its fame, and aid its followers to discharge befittingly their responsibilities, and concentrate on the attainment of the objectives of the Ten-Year Plan, on which the immediate destiny of the entire community depends.
I brought with me eight thousand livres in fair sequins, and knowing that in this happy commonwealth all men enjoyed the blessings of liberty, I believed that by utilizing my capital I might make a little income, and I began to lend money, on security.
The worthy man, feeling how natural was my repugnance, begged me to forgive him for having summoned me to him, and, considering it his duty to send me back to Venice, having no money himself and not being aware that I had any, he told me that he would give me an introduction to a worthy citizen of Naples who would lend me sixty ducati-di-regno to enable me to reach my native city.
I was enjoying the effect this bold stroke had made on the company, when young Fox came in and with a roar of laughter begged me to lend him fifty Louis.