loanword
noun Date: 1869 a word taken from another language and at least partly naturalized

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • loanword — n. a word borrowed from another language; e.g. blitz is a German word borrowed into modern English. Syn: loan. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loanword — is a word adopted, normally with little change in form, from another language. Examples in English are blitz (from German), locale (from French; see below), and kiosk (from Turkish). A loan translation is a word used in translation from another… …   Modern English usage

  • loanword — [lōn′wʉrd΄] n. [infl. by Ger lehnwort] a word of one language taken into another and naturalized (Ex.: KINDERGARTEN < Ger, CHAUFFEUR < Fr) …   English World dictionary

  • loanword — n. 1) to adopt a loanword 2) a loanword from (a loanword from French) * * * to adopt a loanword a loanword from (a loanword from French) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Loanword — A loanword (or loan word ) is a word directly taken into one language from another with little or no translation. By contrast, a calque or loan translation is a related concept whereby it is the meaning or idiom that is borrowed rather than the… …   Wikipedia

  • loanword — UK [ˈləʊnˌwɜː(r)d] / US [ˈloʊnˌwɜrd] noun [countable] Word forms loanword : singular loanword plural loanwords linguistics a word from one language that is used in another language without being changed …   English dictionary

  • loanword — noun /ˈloʊnwɝd,ˈləʊn.wɜː(ɹ)d/ A word directly taken into one language from another one with little or no translation. The word exit is a loanword from Latin. Syn: borrowing, foreign, word …   Wiktionary

  • loanword — /lohn werrd /, n. a word in one language that has been borrowed from another language and usually naturalized, as wine, taken into Old English from Latin vinum, or macho, taken into Modern English from Spanish. Also, loan word. Also called loan.… …   Universalium

  • loanword — loan|word [ˈləunwə:d US ˈlounwə:rd] n a word taken into one language from another = ↑borrowing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • loanword — loan|word [ loun,wɜrd ] noun count LINGUISTICS a word from one language that is used in another language without being changed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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