Definitions of lend

  1. of a quality, as in; " 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"
  2. 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"
  3. give temporarily; let have for a limited time; " I will lend you my car"; " loan me some money"
  4. 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.
  5. To afford; to grant or furnish in general; as, to lend assistance; to lend one's name or influence.
  6. To let for hire or compensation; as, to lend a horse or gig.
  7. Lent.
  8. 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.
  9. To grant to another for use for a time; to afford; as, to lend aid; to devote; as, to lend oneself to a scheme.
  10. To make a loan.
  11. Lender.
  12. Lending.
  13. To give for a short time something to be returned: to afford or grant, in general: to let for hire:- pr. p. lending; pa. t. and pa. p. lent.
  14. To grant on condition of return; to grant.
  15. To grant the temporary use of; furnish; afford.
  16. To grant for temporary use; to grant on condition that the thing or its equivalent be returned; to grant or accord; to do; to let for hire.
  17. To grant to another for a temporary use; to grant or furnish in general.

Usage examples for lend

  1. Marjorie's done a lot of nice turns for me, and this looked like it was my play to lend a hand. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  2. Lend a hand, two of you! – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  3. The doctor said he would lend him one at home. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  4. Do you think the woman at the cottage would lend us one? – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  5. If you have them, will you lend them to me? – Musicians of To-Day by Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi
  6. Wilt lend me thine? – The Love-Chase by James Sheridan Knowles
  7. I often lend them a hand. – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs
  8. I had to reach up my arms twice before either of them would lend me a helping hand. – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  9. Will you lend me the tea?" – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  10. Did you lend it him? – Carmen's Messenger by Harold Bindloss
  11. Is there no one who could lend or give you the money? – Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley
  12. Will you keep it and lend me twenty dollars? – Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin
  13. Now, shall I lend you some books? – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  14. I wanted to be near enough to lend a hand if you got tied up, as the best of us will at times. – A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung
  15. Give ear, then, ye grave senators, and if ye have hearts of fathers, lend them! – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  16. They lend 'em to you, and you take 'em home, and after so long a time you take 'em back sayin' how much good they done you. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  17. However, as you say, we must lend him a hand. – The Boy Allies at Jutland by Robert L. Drake
  18. If we can only get a mile a day it is something, and every man will lend a hand. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  19. I will lend him to your father. – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey