lender

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lend +‎ -er

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lender (plural lenders)

  1. One who lends, especially money.
    • Shakespeare, Hamlet, circa 1602, Act 1 scene 3, Polonius speaks [1]
      "Neither a borrower nor a lender be:
      For loan oft loses both itself and friend;
      And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry."
    • 2013 June 1, “End of the peer show”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 71: 
      Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. Those that want to borrow are matched with those that want to lend.

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