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lender

A lender is a person or business that loans money. If you need cash to get your lemonade stand up and running, you'll have to find a lender and borrow 20 dollars or so for lemons and sugar.

Banks are often described as lenders, especially when they give mortgage loans to people who need a lot of money to buy a house. If you receive money from a lender, that makes you a borrower or a debtor — you owe that money, plus interest, and you'll have to pay it back. Lend shares a root with loan, as well as the Old English læn, "gift."

Definitions of lender
  1. noun
    someone who lends money or gives credit in business matters
    synonyms: loaner
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    Antonyms:
    borrower
    someone who receives something on the promise to return it or its equivalent
    types:
    pawnbroker
    a person who lends money at interest in exchange for personal property that is deposited as security
    loan shark, moneylender, shylock, usurer
    someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest
    type of:
    investor
    someone who commits capital in order to gain financial returns
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