Things that have been borrowed. Especially words that originated in a foreign language.

Aside from learned literary borrowings, no English words derive directly from or , but rather via one or more languages or stages of a language (Latin, French, etc.). (from )

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  • borrowings — [plural] ► the amount of money that a person, company, government, etc. borrows: »The chairman recently reported that bank borrowings were down and profits were up eightfold. repay/clear borrowings »Repay personal borrowings first, before… …   Financial and business terms

  • borrowings — / bɒrəυɪŋz/ plural noun money borrowed ● The company’s borrowings have doubled. COMMENT: Borrowings are sometimes shown as a percentage of shareholders’ funds (i.e. capital and money in reserves); this gives a percentage which is the ‘gearing’ of …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • borrowings — [ˈbɒrəʊɪŋz] noun [plural] money that a business, country, or organization has borrowed …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • borrowings — Generic term to describe all manners of loans from standpoint of debtor …   Black's law dictionary

  • borrowings — A local banking term for overdrafts …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Proto-Slavic borrowings — Numerous lexemes that are reconstructable for Proto Slavic language were borrowed from various tribes that Proto Slavic speakers came into contact with, either in prehistorical times or during their expansion when they first appeared in the 6th… …   Wikipedia

  • net borrowings — ➔ borrowing * * * net borrowings UK US noun [plural] ACCOUNTING ► the difference between the amount that a company has borrowed and the amount of cash that it has: »Today, the group has net borrowings estimated at as much as £250m …   Financial and business terms

  • Short-term debt or borrowings —   Debt securities or borrowings having a maturity of less than one year.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration s Energy Glossary …   Energy terms

  • long-term borrowings — /ˌlɒŋ tɜ:m bɒrəυɪŋz/ plural noun borrowings which do not have to be repaid for some years …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • net borrowings — /net bɒrəυɪŋz/ plural noun a company’s borrowings, less any cash the company is holding in its bank accounts …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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