from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A word adopted from another language and completely or partially naturalized, as very and hors d'oeuvre, both from French.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A word directly taken into one language from another one with little or no translation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a word borrowed from another language; e.g. blitz is a German word borrowed into modern English.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A borrowed word; a word taken into one language from another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a word borrowed from another language; e.g. `blitz' is a German word borrowed into modern English
loan + word, a calque of German Lehnwort (Wiktionary)