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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  borrowing 
  n  1:  the  appropriation  (of  ideas  or  words  etc)  from  another 
  source;  "the  borrowing  of  ancient  motifs  was  very 
  apparent"  [syn:  {adoption}] 
  2:  obtaining  funds  from  a  lender 




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