Lombard Street

Lombard Street
Lombard Lom"bard, prop. n. [F. lombard, fr. the Longobardi or Langobardi, i. e., Longbeards, a people of Northern Germany, west of the Elbe, and afterward in Northern Italy. See {Long}, and {Beard}, and cf. {Lumber}.] 1. A native or inhabitant of Lombardy. [1913 Webster]

2. A money lender or banker; -- so called because the business of banking was first carried on in London by Lombards. [1913 Webster]

3. Same as {Lombard-house}. [1913 Webster]

A Lombard unto this day signifying a bank for usury or pawns. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mil.) A form of cannon formerly in use. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

{Lombard Street}, the principal street in London for banks and the offices of note brokers; hence, the money market and interest of London. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lombard Street —   [ lɔmbəd striːt], Straße in der City von London, nach den Lombarden benannt. Die Lombard Street war früher Sitz großer Banken.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Lombard Street — (spr. lómbĕrd strīt), Straße in der City von London, Sitz zahlreicher Banken; so benannt nach den lombardischen Geldhändlern, die sich hier niederließen, und figürlich gebraucht für den Weltgeldhandel Londons, z. B. als Titel einer auch ins… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • Lombard Street — noun a street in central London containing many of the major London banks • Instance Hypernyms: ↑street • Part Holonyms: ↑London, ↑Greater London, ↑British capital, ↑capital of the United Kingdom * * * Lombard Street [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lombard Street — The street in the City of London that is the traditional centre of the money market. Many commercial banks have offices in or near Lombard Street, as do many bill brokers and discount houses. The Bank of England is round the corner …   Accounting dictionary

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