on loan - definition and synonyms

  1. 1
    if something is on loan, someone is borrowing it

    That book is already out on loan.

    on loan from/to:

    These paintings are on loan from the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

  2. 2
    if someone is on loan to another organization, they are temporarily working for that organization before returning to their own

    He is joining our team on loan this season.

See also main entry: loan