• "'I can lend you fourpence, old chap,' said Smythe."
    "'I can lend you fourpence, old chap,' said Smythe."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lending disposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A superstition in baseball is to never lend your bat to anyone or you will be jinxed
    • Lending That which is lent or furnished.
    • Lending The act of one who lends.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Coffee lends its popularity to the fact that just about all flavors mix well with it.
    • n lending The act of making a loan: as, the lending of money.
    • n lending That which is lent or furnished; something not one's own; a borrowed article.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Denver it is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor.
    • Lending the act of giving in loan:
    • Lending (Shak.) that which is lent or supplied
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  • Doris Lessing
    “Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing.”
  • Proverb
    “People lend only to the rich.”
  • John Ruskin
    “People cannot live by lending money to one another.”
  • Erma Bombeck
    “Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Solvency is maintained by means of a national debt, on the principle, If you will not lend me the money, how can I pay you?”
  • Jewish Proverb
    Jewish Proverb
    “You can't force anyone to love you or lend you money.”


Lend an ear - If you lend an ear, you listen to what someone has to say. ('Lend your ear' is an alternative form.)


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lǽnanlǽn, lán, a loan.


In literature:

Do men lend for the love of lending?
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
It's hard luck on them after lending it all these years to the Red Cross.
"A Popular Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Would a stranger refuse to lend the pittance that I wanted?
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
It's proud I'll be to lend it to you.
"Adrift in New York" by Horatio Alger
Why don't you lend the old man some money?
"A Certain Rich Man" by William Allen White
His lonely life caused him, despite himself, to lend a greater belief to signs and omens.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
However, one must risk something for a client, so I will lend you the money.
"With Lee in Virginia" by G. A. Henty
I had nothing of the sort, but Di offered to lend me her lined coat.
"Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
I have no doubt she lends him money, because he wants it sadly and she is very generous.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
I shall be your right hand, and you will lend me your left arm when I have to embrace anybody.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
I asked her to lend me some.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
If you kill the imagination which lends its varied hues to lifeless things, what remains?
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
Thus perversely does he lend his aid, that he may withdraw wretched me from Glycerium.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
Cecil Stafford would lend you hers.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
How much money can you lend me on it?
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873" by Various
Behold four altars to Neptune; the god himself lends the firebrand and the nerve.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
At length a friend unexpectedly offered to lend Mr. Peterkin a good-sized family trunk.
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P Hale
But everybody had grown wary and quit lending across the line.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He's weel boden there ben that will neither borrow nor lend.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop

In poetry:

``But in my People's wisdom will I share,
And in their valour play a helpful part,
Lending them still, in all they do or dare,
My woman's heart.
"Victoria" by Alfred Austin
I know a land, an ocean isle,
That can, that would, but may not lend
Her name, her power, ye islemen brave,
The fetters from your limbs to rend.
"The Isles of Greece" by Janet Hamilton
Vainly before the shrine he bends,
Who knows not the true pilgrim's part:
The martyr's cell no safety lends
To him who wants the martyr's heart.
"St. Luke" by John Keble
Thou lend'st him help, to read, to spell,
His progress slow, his efforts mean:
I take him in my realms to dwell,
To win a throne, to wed a queen.
"Hope And Memory" by Joanna Baillie
He forgot his own soul for others,
Himself to his neighbor lending;
He found the Lord in his suffering brothers,
And not in the clouds descending.
"George L. Stearns" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And then he closed by saying:
"I think I know the sequel,
I'll patronize my fellow man,
And lend him all the aid I can,
And thus build up my people."
"Ajax' Dream" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

She has been with First Tennessee for 25 years and previously served as consumer loan manager, consumer lending specialist, and financial center manager.
A jammy Zinfandel and dried fruit lend a ton of flavor to lamb-shoulder chops.
Friends, Davisites, countrymen, lend me your ears.
Electronic lending, from application to funding, will be a requirement to remain competitive.
Wilco lend helping hand to Duluth floods victims.
Weyerhaeuser descendant and real-estate investment-firm executive Bill Driscoll has roughly doubled his personal stake in his campaign for Congress, lending just more than $1 million of his own money.
The creamy, hydrating formula blends seamlessly and lends the perfect amount of coverage.
West Studi, who lends his voice to the village.
Random House Will Raise Library E-book Prices, But Commits to E-Book Lending.
Skeletons lend their lines to designs.
Small banks approved 45.1% of loan applications by small firms in September, up from 43.8% in August and 43.5% at the start of the year, the New York lending broker Biz2Credit said.
Kate Hudson is lending her talents (and sex appeal.
Commercial real estate lending market loosening up.
The plaintiffs' bar is applauding provisions in the state's recently signed health care overhaul that attorneys say will lend more transparency and honesty in instances of medical malpractice.
But don't fret—if you don't know anyone who goes hungry on a personal level, you can still lend a hand thanks to the organizations that collect and distribute food to those who need it—a moveable feast , of sorts.

In science:

Several multiple images (plotted as pink squares) are present in this region lending confidence to our mass model there.
The Highest Resolution Mass Map of Galaxy Cluster Substructure To Date Without Assuming Light Traces Mass: LensPerfect Analysis of Abell 1689
The above formulation lends itself naturally to a distributed implementation.
Optimal Source-Based Filtering of Malicious Traffic
To conclude, the line-ratio analysis and the agreement between the line and reprocessed ionising luminosities of the AGN lends some support for widespread nuclear photoionisation.
The Nuclear Outflow in NGC 2110
The symmetry path lS does not lend itself well to measure free energy barriers, most distributions being single-peaked, but we can still probe sample-to-sample fluctuations1 .
Finite size scaling in Ising-like systems with quenched random fields: Evidence of hyperscaling violation
The latter mode does not lend itself to an analytic treatment, so in Section 4 we present the results of Monte-Carlo modelling of the photon-counting performance of EMCCDs.
On the use of electron-multiplying CCDs for astronomical spectroscopy
Lending support to this intuition, Bohman and Keevash show that the number of copies of a given H -free graph in Gi is roughly the same as in G(n, i), for i up to a multiple of n2−(v(H )−1)/(e(H )−1) log(n)1/(e(H )−1) . (Similar results for the triangle-free process were obtained by Wolfovitz ).
The diamond-free process
However, it has some limitations: (1) The complete input sequence has to be stored. (2) For a long input sequence it is computationally intensive as it depends on the input length. (3) The method works for finite-length sequences and does not lend itself to stream processing.
Efficient Generation of Random Bits from Finite State Markov Chains
We show that GCR, which is simple conceptually, lends itself very well to massive-scale implementation.
Reduce to the Max: A Simple Approach for Massive-Scale Privacy-Preserving Collaborative Network Measurements (Extended Version)
It is only when one considers combinations of the sort AµAµ that contracting the µ and ν indices in (13) lends an additional factor of D , and hence a non-trivial D → ∞ limit.
Randomized Wilson loops, reduced models and the large D expansion
This lends further support to the broad agreement between experiments and predictions of RFIM for hysteresis.
Hysteresis in Anti-Ferromagnetic Random-Field Ising Model at Zero Temperature
This lends more objective support for considering SSC, FXS and GRC three physically different modes of magnetoconvaction.
Structures in compressible magnetoconvection and the nature of umbral dots
This, in turn, lends further support to our identification of case G as a new transitional mode between the SSC and FXS modes of magnetoconvection.
Structures in compressible magnetoconvection and the nature of umbral dots
Figure 4 also shows that (3.1)-(3.2) give rise to more or less reasonable fits of the data thus lending support to the idea that much of the streamwise variation of A comes from its dependence on Reλ .
Dependence of decaying homogeneous isotropic turbulence on initial conditions
The CFRS, using a sample of 730 I -band selected galaxies, published results that seemed to lend support to the monolithic collapse scenario (e.g.
Shedding Light on the Galaxy Luminosity Function
The approach lends itself well for the creation of state-space generators based on the operational semantics of a given DSL, and prototyping the semantics of languages with informal or incompletely defined operational semantics.
Prototyping the Semantics of a DSL using ASF+SDF: Link to Formal Verification of DSL Models