- noun a public library from which books may be borrowed and taken away for a limited time.
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lending library — lending libraries N COUNT A lending library is a library from which the public are allowed to borrow books … English dictionary
lending library — or lending department n. CIRCULATING LIBRARY … English World dictionary
lending library — lending .library n a library that lends books, records etc for people to use at home →↑reference library … Dictionary of contemporary English
lending library — ► NOUN ▪ a public library from which books may be borrowed for a limited time … English terms dictionary
Lending library — A lending library is a library from which books are lent outOxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed. (1989), [http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50131766/50131766se1?single=1 query type=word queryword=lending+library first=1 max to show=10… … Wikipedia
lending library — noun library that provides books for use outside the building • Syn: ↑circulating library • Hypernyms: ↑library, ↑depository library * * * noun, pl ⋯ ries [count] : a library that lends books to people who can take them home and then return them… … Useful english dictionary
lending library — UK [ˈlendɪŋ ˌlaɪbrərɪ] / US [ˈlendɪŋ ˌlaɪbrerɪ] noun [countable] Word forms lending library : singular lending library plural lending libraries a library that has books for people to borrow … English dictionary
lending library — /ˈlɛndɪŋ laɪbri/ (say lending luybree) noun a library which lends books, records, etc., as a public library or a commercial establishment charging a small fee … Australian English dictionary
lending library — 1. Also called circulating library, rental library. a small library that is maintained by a commercial establishment, as a drugstore, and is composed largely of current books that are lent to customers for a fee. 2. Chiefly Brit. a public library … Universalium
lending library — noun Date: 1708 a library from which materials are lent; especially rental library … New Collegiate Dictionary
lending library — noun (C) a library that lends books, records etc for people to use at home compare reference library … Longman dictionary of contemporary English