Meaning of “lend” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /lend/ past tense and past participle lent /lent/
Extra Examples
Could you lend me £5?I wouldn't lend him anything, you'll never get it back.In future, I'll be more careful about who I lend my bike to.I forgot my purse but Anna came to the rescue and lent me some money.I lost the tape she lent me.
GIVE OBJECT [ + two objects ]

A2 to give something to someone for a period of time, expecting that they will then give it back to you:

She lent me her car for the weekend.
I do have a bike but I've lent it to Sara.

B2 If a bank lends money, it gives money to someone who then pays the money back in small amounts over a period:

The bank refused to lend us any more money.

(Definition of “lend” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)