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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lend  \Lend\  (l[e^]nd),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lent}  (l[e^]nt);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Lending}.]  [OE.  lenen,  AS  l[=ae]nan,  fr 
  l[=ae]n  loan;  akin  to  G.  lehnen  to  lend.  See  {Loan}.] 
  1.  To  allow  the  custody  and  use  of  on  condition  of  the 
  return  of  the  same  to  grant  the  temporary  use  of  as  to 
  lend  a  book;  --  opposed  to  {borrow}. 
 
  Give  me  that  ring.  I'll  lend  it  thee,  my  dear,  but 
  have  no  power  To  give  it  from  me  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  allow  the  possession  and  use  of  on  condition  of  the 
  return  of  an  equivalent  in  kind  as  to  lend  money  or  some 
  article  of  food. 
 
  Thou  shalt  not  give  him  thy  money  upon  usury,  nor 
  lend  him  thy  victuals  for  increase.  --Levit.  xxv. 
  37. 
 
  3.  To  afford;  to  grant  or  furnish  in  general;  as  to  lend 
  assistance;  to  lend  one's  name  or  influence. 
 
  Cato,  lend  me  for  a  while  thy  patience.  --Addison. 
 
  Mountain  lines  and  distant  horizons  lend  space  and 
  largeness  to  his  compositions.  --J.  A. 
  Symonds 
 
  4.  To  let  for  hire  or  compensation;  as  to  lend  a  horse  or 
  gig. 
 
  Note:  This  use  of  the  word  is  rare  in  the  United  States, 
  except  with  reference  to  money. 
 
  {To  lend  a  hand},  to  give  assistance;  to  help.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  lend}  {an  ear  or  one's  ears},  to  give  attention. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lend 
  v  1:  of  a  quality,  as  in:  "Her  presence  lends  a  certain  cachet  to 
  the  company";  "The  music  added  a  lot  to  the  play";  "She 
  brings  a  special  atmosphere  to  our  meetings";  "This  adds 
  a  light  note  to  the  program"  [syn:  {impart},  {bestow},  {contribute}, 
  {add},  {bring}] 
  2:  give  temporarily;  let  have  for  a  limited  time  [syn:  {loan}] 
  [ant:  {borrow}] 
  3:  have  certain  characteristics  of  qualities  for  something  be 
  open  to:  "This  story  would  lend  itself  well  to 
  serialization  on  television";  be  vulnerable  to:  "The 
  current  system  lends  itself  to  great  abuse" 




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