To mortgage something is to borrow money from a bank or other institution in order to purchase something. When you mortgage a house, you are agreeing to pay back the money that you borrow over a period of years.

  • They mortgaged their house to buy the car.

  • She is trying to mortgage her brain so that she can remember the notes for the test.

Definition of mortgaging


To borrow against a property, to obtain a loan for another purpose by giving away the right of seizure to the lender over a fixed property such as a house or piece of land; to pledge a property in order to get a loan.


To pledge and make liable; to make subject to obligation; to achieve an immediate result by paying for it in the long term.


The act by which something is mortgaged.

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Example Sentences for mortgaging

  • 1

    Payments on fully amortized mortgages are usually required monthly.

  • 2

    You can't get out of paying your mortgage or car payments through deferment.

  • 3

    His mortgage was refinanced.

  • 4

    Mortgage fraud schemes proliferate.

  • 5

    A mortgage valuation is for the benefit of the lender.

  • 6

    The union provided the majority of the mortgage.

  • 7

    Mortgage loans are typically amortizing loans.

  • 8

    Mortgages do account for the length of the loan.

  • 9

    She wins and pays the mortgage on the house.

  • 10

    He gave out the amortized mortgages.