Word of the Day: Borrow
bor-row / ˈbärō,ˈbôrō
- to obtain or receive with the understanding and promise to return the same or equivalent
I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow.
Dorothy Dix, 1861-1951
- in finance, to accept a loan of money with the intention of returning the full amount plus interest
If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.
Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790
- to appropriate or adopt from a different or foreign source
We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle through their pockets for new vocabulary.
James Nicoll, 1961-
- in arithmetic, to take from one digit, as in subtraction, in order to add 10 to the digit holding the next lower place
When kids are learning two-digit addition and subtraction, one of the concepts they’ll encounter is regrouping, which is also known as borrowing and carrying, carry-over, or column math.
Deb Russell, ?-