Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lender \Lend"er\ (-[~e]r), n. One who lends.
The borrower is servant to the lender.
--Prov. xxii. 7.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English laenere, agent noun from lænan (see lend (v.)).
n. One who lends, especially money.
Usage examples of "lender".
And Madame Vauthier, formerly cook to the publisher Barbet, one of the hardest lenders of money by the week, slipped along behind her two tenants so as to be able to overtake Godefroid as soon as his conversation with Monsieur Bernard came to an end.
Everything in magazine publishing hinged on the number of subscribers: advertising rates, ad linage, lender confidence.
A lot will depend on the reaction of overseas lenders and Chinas non-American trading partners.
Cyrus Curbstone starts getting these brokered deposits, he becomes a motivated lender.
Off-books deals were assembled to funnel in other money from banks and outside lenders.
Next to these came the Princess of Lucre with her sly and crafty followers - a great many of the brood of Simon Skinflint, money lenders, lawyers, userers, stewards, foresters, harlots, and some of the clergy.
This meant that, within my bracket, I could arrange any loan if I believed the client was sound and could repay principal and interest at an orderly rate: but if I judged wrong and the client went bust, the lenders lost both their money and their belief in my common sense.
He gave notes, took up ruinous obligations, dealt with usurers and all the race of lenders.
In Bogota, sovereignty remains a passionate cause among lawmakersif the overnight extradition of Lender caused an uproar, imagine the reaction to the arrival of American killer commandos.
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.
In fact, these apparently two classes, borrowers and lenders, were really one and the same class.
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.
Avery," said Lender, "it is usual to keep one's gold in an account at one of the countinghouses in the city, and to draw upon the funds with letters of credit.
Hartley Basset - Basset Auto Loan Company - a financier, money lender, and, perhaps, a fence.