Lend vs Lends - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between lend and lends

is that lend is the lumbar region; loin while lends is (obsolete) loins.

As verbs the difference between lend and lends

is that lend is to allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be ed while lends is (lend).

lend

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) lende (usually in plural as lendes, leendes, lyndes), from (etyl) lendenu, .

Alternative forms

* (l), (l), (l) (Scotland) * (l) (obsolete)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • The lumbar region; loin.
  • The loins; flank; buttocks.
  • Etymology 2

    From earlier len (with excrescent -d'', as in . See also (l).

    Verb

  • To allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be ed.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=71, magazine=(The Economist)
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  • To make a loan.
  • (reflexive) To be suitable or applicable, to fit.
  • To afford; to grant or furnish in general.
  • Can you lend me some assistance?
    The famous director lent his name to the new film.
  • * Addison
  • Cato, lend me for a while thy patience.
  • * J. A. Symonds
  • Mountain lines and distant horizons lend space and largeness to his compositions.
  • (proscribed) To borrow.
  • Antonyms
    * borrow
    Derived terms
    * lend to believe * have a lend
    See also
    * give back * lender * loan * pay back

    lends

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (lend)
  • Noun

    (en-plural noun)
  • (obsolete) loins
  • (Wyclif)
    (Webster 1913)