loan·​ing | \ ˈlō-niŋ How to pronounce loaning (audio) \

Definition of loaning

1 dialectal British : lane
2 dialectal British : a milking yard

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Liverpool and Rangers have come to an agreement for the loaning of young Reds stars, after Anfield legend Steven Gerrard took over at Ibrox this summer., "Report Claims Liverpool and Steven Gerrard Have Reached 'Mutually Beneficial' Agreement," 7 July 2018 Other Spencer family contributions could also include the loaning of The Spencer Tiara, which Diana wore on her wedding day and is now in the possession of her brother, Harry's uncle Earl Spencer. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Who is Lady Jane Fellowes?," 4 May 2018 Citygate said the agencies have already established their ability to cooperate with some joint training exercises in recent years and the occasional loaning of employees when a call center has faced a personnel crisis. David Garrick,, "San Diego may seek to merge its 911 call center with others across region," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of loaning

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for loaning

Middle English loning, from lone, alteration of lane

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The first known use of loaning was in the 14th century

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