Lend

Noun

  • (Britain dialectal, of a person or animal) The loins; flank; buttocks.
  • (anatomy, Britain dialectal) The lumbar region; loin.

Verb

  • (intransitive) To make a loan.
  • To afford; to grant or furnish in general.

    "Can you lend me some assistance?"

  • (transitive) To allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned.

    "I lent her 10 euros to pay for the train tickets, and she paid me back the next day."

  • (reflexive) To be suitable or applicable, to fit.

    "The long history of the past does not lend itself to a simple black and white interpretation."

  • (proscribed) To borrow.
  • (transitive) To allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned.

    "I will only lend you my car if you fill up the tank."

  • (reflexive) To be suitable or applicable, to fit.

    "Poems do not lend themselves to translation easily."

  • To afford; to grant or furnish in general.

    "The famous director lent his name to the new film."

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