- 1The action of borrowing something: a curb on government borrowing [count noun]: the group had total borrowings of $570 millionMore example sentences
- Marguerite Gracy, head of Bolton Libraries, says that while borrowing of books and audio visual material may be declining, the number of people visiting libraries is increasing.
- All that is required for borrowing is a valid university identification card or a valid participating regional consortia card.
- The most recent estimate of the total of Calonne's borrowing is 651 million livres.
- 1.1 [count noun] A word or idea taken from another language, person, or source and used in one’s own language or work: the majority of designs were borrowings from the continentMore example sentences
- Burying one's learned borrowings from ‘sources’ was a craft which one picked up from one's teachers.
- How borrowings from Hindi words have changed since the end of the Raj is evident from what I once saw in London's Trafalgar Square.
- The riot is ‘deconstructed’ to show how all its materials are forms of borrowings from other sources, a fact which apparently precludes it from being genuinely spiritual.
More definitions of borrowingDefinition of borrowing in:
- The US English dictionary