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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Borrow  \Bor"row\,  n. 
  1.  Something  deposited  as  security;  a  pledge;  a  surety;  a 
  hostage.  [Obs.] 
 
  Ye  may  retain  as  borrows  my  two  priests.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  borrowing.  [Obs.] 
 
  Of  your  royal  presence  I'll  adventure  The  borrow  of 
  a  week.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Borrow  \Bor"row\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Borrowed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Borrowing}.]  [OE.  borwen,  AS  borgian  fr  borg,  borh, 
  pledge;  akin  to  D.  borg,  G.  borg;  prob.  fr  root  of  AS 
  beorgan  to  protect.  ?95.  See  1st  {Borough}.] 
  1.  To  receive  from  another  as  a  loan,  with  the  implied  or 
  expressed  intention  of  returning  the  identical  article  or 
  its  equivalent  in  kind  --  the  opposite  of  lend. 
 
  2.  (Arith.)  To  take  (one  or  more)  from  the  next  higher 
  denomination  in  order  to  add  it  to  the  next  lower;  --  a 
  term  of  subtraction  when  the  figure  of  the  subtrahend  is 
  larger  than  the  corresponding  one  of  the  minuend. 
 
  3.  To  copy  or  imitate;  to  adopt;  as  to  borrow  the  style, 
  manner,  or  opinions  of  another. 
 
  Rites  borrowed  from  the  ancients.  --Macaulay. 
 
  It  is  not  hard  for  any  man,  who  hath  a  Bible  in  his 
  hands,  to  borrow  good  words  and  holy  sayings  in 
  abundance;  but  to  make  them  his  own  is  a  work  of 
  grace  only  from  above.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  feign  or  counterfeit.  ``Borrowed  hair.''  --Spenser. 
 
  The  borrowed  majesty  of  England.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  receive;  to  take  to  derive. 
 
  Any  drop  thou  borrowedst  from  thy  mother.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  borrow  trouble},  to  be  needlessly  troubled;  to  be 
  overapprehensive 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  borrow 
  v  1:  get  temporarily;  "May  I  borrow  your  lawn  mower?"  [ant:  {lend}] 
  2:  take  up  and  practice  as  one's  own  [syn:  {adopt},  {take  over}, 
  {take  up}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Borrow 
  The  Israelites  borrowed"  from  the  Egyptians  (Ex.  12:35,  R.V., 
  "asked")  in  accordance  with  a  divine  command  (3:22;  11:2).  But 
  the  word  (sha'al)  so  rendered  here  means  simply  and  always  to 
  request"  or  "demand."  The  Hebrew  had  another  word  which  is 
  properly  translated  borrow"  in  Deut.  28:12;  Ps  37:21.  It  was 
  well  known  that  the  parting  was  final.  The  Egyptians  were  so 
  anxious  to  get  the  Israelites  away  out  of  their  land  that  "they 
  let  them  have  what  they  asked"  (Ex.  12:36,  R.V.),  or  literally 
  "made  them  to  ask,"  urged  them  to  take  whatever  they  desired  and 
  depart.  (See  {LOAN}.) 
 




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