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verb (used with object), lent, lending.
to grant the use of (something) on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned.
to give (money) on condition that it is returned and that interest is paid for its temporary use.
to give or contribute obligingly or helpfully: to lend one's aid to a cause.
to adapt (oneself or itself) to something: The building should lend itself to inexpensive remodeling.
to furnish or impart: Distance lends enchantment to the view.
verb (used without object), lent, lending.
to make a loan.
lend a hand, to give help; aid: If everyone lends a hand, we can have dinner ready in half an hour.

before 900; Middle English lenden, variant (orig. past tense) of lenen, Old English lǣnan (cognate with Dutch lenen, German lehnen, Old Norse lāna), derivative of lǣn loan; cognate with German Lehnen, Old Norse lān. See loan1

lender, noun
interlend, verb, interlent, interlending.
overlend, verb, overlent, overlending.
relend, verb (used with object), relent, relending.

1. borrow, lend, loan (see usage note at loan) ; 2. lend, loan. Unabridged
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lend (lɛnd)
vb , lends, lending, lent
1.  (tr) to permit the use of (something) with the expectation of return of the same or an equivalent
2.  to provide (money) temporarily, often at interest
3.  (intr) to provide loans, esp as a profession
4.  (tr) to impart or contribute (something, esp some abstract quality): her presence lent beauty
5.  (tr) to provide, esp in order to assist or support: he lent his skill to the company
6.  lend an ear to listen
7.  lend itself to possess the right characteristics or qualities for: the novel lends itself to serialization
8.  lend oneself to give support, cooperation, etc
[C15 lende (originally the past tense), from Old English lǣnan, from lǣnloan1; related to Icelandic lāna, Old High German lēhanōn]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. lænan "to lend," from læn "loan" (see loan). Cognate with Du. lenen, O.H.G. lehanon, Ger. lehnen, also verbs derived from nouns. Past tense form, with terminal -d, became principal form in M.E. on analogy of bend, send, etc.
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