loan·​ing ˈlō-niŋ How to pronounce loaning (audio)
dialectal British : lane
dialectal British : a milking yard

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Since everyone is familiar with the idea of loaning and owning, the complexity of each product can now be understood on a basic level. Esther Choy, Forbes, 1 May 2022 Chanel opened its archives to the production, loaning and re-creating vintage pieces for Stewart to wear onscreen. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 5 Nov. 2021 This could be through a home office stipend, loaning of equipment or providing accommodations at co-working spaces. Caroline Castrillon, Forbes, 10 June 2021 The second bill, HR 8, would require background checks for any firearm transaction, even the temporary loaning of a gun to a friend on an afternoon hunting trip. Washington Examiner Staff, Washington Examiner, 9 Mar. 2021 Policies, such as a mission statement, rules for borrowing or loaning, and best practices, were also created. James T. Norman,, 21 Sep. 2020 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., 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, 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,, 22 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History


Middle English loning, from lone, alteration of lane

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Loaning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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