1. One who lends money and takes interest for it; a money lender. [Obs.]
If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as a usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. --Ex. xxii. 25.
2. One who lends money at a rate of interest beyond that established by law; one who exacts an exorbitant rate of interest for the use of money.
He was wont to call me usurer. --Shak.
n : someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest [syn:
loan shark, moneylender, shylock]