borrowing
noun Date: 1609 something borrowed; especially a word or phrase adopted from one language into another

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • borrowing — the process by which money is received subject to a condition for repayment, either on demand or at some ascertainable future time. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • borrowing — [bor′rowiŋ] n. LOANWORD …   English World dictionary

  • borrowing — A futures trade on the LME involving the buying of near dated contracts and the selling of long dated contracts. An example of a carry ( carrying). The equivalent of an intramarket spread trade sometimes known as buying the spread . Dresdner… …   Financial and business terms

  • borrowing — [[t]bɒ̱roʊɪŋ[/t]] borrowings 1) N UNCOUNT: also N in pl Borrowing is the activity of borrowing money. We have allowed spending and borrowing to rise in this recession. ...the huge ₤50 billion public sector borrowing requirement. 2) N COUNT A… …   English dictionary

  • borrowing */ — UK [ˈbɒrəʊɪŋ] / US [ˈbɔroʊɪŋ] noun Word forms borrowing : singular borrowing plural borrowings 1) a) [uncountable] the practice of borrowing money The cost of borrowing has risen again. b) borrowings [plural] money owed by a business, country, or …   English dictionary

  • borrowing — n. a borrowing from (a borrowing from French) * * * [ bɒrəʊɪŋ] a borrowing from (a borrowing from French) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Borrowing — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Borrowing >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 borrowing borrowing pledging GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 borrowed plumes borrowed plumes Sgm: N 2 plagiarism plagiarism &c.(thieving) 791 GRP: N 3 Sgm: N 3 replevin …   English dictionary for students

  • borrowing — bor|row|ing [ bɔrouıŋ ] noun * 1. ) uncount the practice of borrowing money: The cost of borrowing has risen again. a ) borrowings plural money owed by a business, country, or organization: an Internet start up with borrowings of over $10 million …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • borrowing — / bɒrəυɪŋ/ noun the action of borrowing money ● The new factory was financed by bank borrowing. ▪▪▪ ‘…we tend to think of building societies as having the best borrowing rates and indeed many do offer excellent terms’ [Financial Times] …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • borrowing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Obtaining temporary possession of Nouns 1. borrowing; mortgaging, financing, raising money; pawning, pledging, hypothecation. Slang, hitting up. See acquisition. 2. appropriation, use, taking, adoption;… …   English dictionary for students

  • borrowing — bor|row|ing [ˈbɔrəuıŋ US ˈba:rou , ˈbo: ] n 1.) [U and C] when a person, government, company etc borrows money, or the money that they borrow ▪ Public borrowing has to be increased. 2.) something such as a word, phrase, or idea that has been… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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