/ˈbɑrəwıŋ/ noun, pl -ings
1 [count] : something that is borrowed; especially : a word or phrase from one language that is used in another language

He's compiling a list of Japanese borrowings in English.

2 [noncount] : the act of borrowing something

Students must have their own pencils. Borrowing is not allowed.

especially : the act of borrowing money

Economists predict that there will be increases in government borrowing.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • bor|row|ing — «BOR oh ihng, BR », noun. 1. the act of a person who borrows. 2. a thing borrowed …   Useful english dictionary

  • bor — bor·age; bor·ak; bor·al; bor·azole; Bor·a·zon; bor·bo·ryg·mic; bor·bo·ryg·mus; bor·dage; bor·dar; bor·del; bor·de·laise; bor·del·lo; bor·de·reau; bor·der·er; bor·der·less; bor·det gen·gou; bor·dure; bor·e·gat; bor·e·le; bor·ick·ite; bor·i·ty;… …   English syllables

  • row — bar·row·ist; bar·row; bor·row·er; bur·row·er; check·row·er; fence·row; fur·row·er; har·row·er; hurl·bar·row; mar·row·ish; mar·row·less; mar·row·sky; mor·row·an; mor·row·ing; nar·row·er; nar·row·ing·ness; nar·row·ly; nar·row·ness; ROW; row·able;… …   English syllables

  • ing — aborn·ing; aw·ing; bear·ing; be·ing; bell·ing; berth·ing; bind·ing; boul·der·ing; brok·ing; brown·ing; cheese·par·ing; cleans·ing; clos·ing; con·cern·ing; con·sid·er·ing; cop·ing; cov·er·ing; crack·ing; crown·ing; duck·ing; dur·ing; en·dur·ing;… …   English syllables

  • 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

  • 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 — bor•row•ing [[t]ˈbɒr oʊ ɪŋ, ˈbɔr [/t]] n. something borrowed, as a foreign word or phrase • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

  • har — an·har·mon·ic; ar·har; bi·har; bil·har·zi·a·sis; cote·har·die; dis·har·mo·nism; ep·har·mone; gul·mo·har; gum·har; har·a·tin; har·bin; har·bor·age; har·bor·er; har·dang·er; har·den·ber·gia; har·de·ri·an; har·die; har·di·head; har·di·hood;… …   English syllables

  • er — er·i·an·thus; er·ic; er·i·ca; er·i·ca·ce·ae; er·i·cad; er·i·ca·les; er·i·ce·tal; er·i·ce·tic·o·lous; er·i·coid; er·i·co·phyte; erig·er·on; er·i·glos·sa; er·ik·ite; er·i·na·ceous; er·i·na·ceus; er·in·ite; er·i·nose; er·i·o·bot·rya;… …   English syllables