a rich, friable soil containing a relatively equal mixture of sand and silt and a somewhat smaller proportion of clay.
a mixture of clay, sand, straw, etc., used in making molds for founding and in plastering walls, stopping holes, etc.
earth or soil.
Obsolete. clay or clayey earth.
verb (used with object)
to cover or stop with loam.
rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand, clay, and decaying organic material
a paste of clay and sand used for making moulds in a foundry, plastering walls, etc
(transitive) to cover, treat, or fill with loam
Old English lam “clay, mud, mire, earth,” from Proto-Germanic *laimaz (cf. Old Saxon lemo, Dutch leem, German Lehm “loam”), from PIE root *(s)lei- “slimy” (see slime (n.)). As a type of highly fertile clayey soil, it is attested from 1660s. As a verb from c.1600.
Soil composed of approximately equal quantities of sand, silt, and clay, often with variable amounts of decayed plant matter.
[lohn] /loʊn/ noun 1. the act of lending; a grant of the temporary use of something: the loan of a book. 2. something lent or furnished on condition of being returned, especially a sum of money lent at interest: a $1000 loan at 10 percent interest. 3. . verb (used with object) 4. to make […]
[loh-nuh-buh l] /ˈloʊ nə bəl/ adjective 1. that can be . 2. available for for a fee or at interest. noun 3. something that is loanable.
/ˈləʊnˌbæk/ noun 1. a facility offered by some life-assurance companies in which an individual can borrow from his pension fund verb 2. to make use of this facility
[lohn-blend] /ˈloʊnˌblɛnd/ noun 1. a compound word or expression consisting of both native and foreign elements.