Definition of Lease

1. Noun. Property that is leased or rented out or let.

Exact synonyms: Letting, Rental
Generic synonyms: Belongings, Holding, Property
Specialized synonyms: Car Rental, Hire Car, Rent-a-car, Self-drive, U-drive, You-drive, Sublease, Sublet
Derivative terms: Rental

2. Verb. Let for money. "We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"
Exact synonyms: Rent
Generic synonyms: Contract, Undertake
Derivative terms: Lessee, Rent, Renter, Renting

3. Noun. A contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment.
Generic synonyms: Contract

4. Verb. Hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services.
Exact synonyms: Charter, Hire, Rent
Generic synonyms: Contract, Undertake
Derivative terms: Charter, Lessee, Rent, Renter

5. Noun. The period of time during which a contract conveying property to a person is in effect.
Exact synonyms: Term Of A Contract
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period

6. Verb. Grant use or occupation of under a term of contract. "They lease the tourists their cars"; "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"
Exact synonyms: Let, Rent
Generic synonyms: Give
Specialized synonyms: Sublease, Sublet
Derivative terms: Lessor, Letter, Rent, Renter
Also: Rent Out

7. Verb. Engage for service under a term of contract. "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
Exact synonyms: Charter, Engage, Hire, Rent, Take
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Derivative terms: Charter, Rent, Rental, Renter

Definition of Lease

1. v. i. To gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean.

2. v. t. To grant to another by lease the possession of, as of lands, tenements, and hereditaments; to let; to demise; as, a landowner leases a farm to a tenant; -- sometimes with out.

3. n. A demise or letting of lands, tenements, or hereditaments to another for life, for a term of years, or at will, or for any less interest than that which the lessor has in the property, usually for a specified rent or compensation.

Definition of Lease

1. Verb. (transitive chiefly dialectal) to gather. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive chiefly dialectal) to pick, select, pick out; to pick up. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive chiefly dialectal) to glean. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive chiefly dialectal) to glean, gather up leavings. ¹

5. Adjective. false; lying; deceptive ¹

6. Noun. falsehood; a lie ¹

7. Verb. (ambitransitive UK dialectal) To tell lies; tell lies about; slander; calumniate. ¹

8. Noun. an open pasture or common ¹

9. Verb. (transitive UK dialectal) To release; let go; unloose. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To operate or live in some property or land through purchasing a long-term contract (or leasehold) from the owner (or freeholder). ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To take or hold by lease. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To grant a lease; to let or rent. ¹

13. Noun. A contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified period in exchange for a specified rent ¹

14. Noun. The period of such a contract ¹

15. Noun. A leasehold ¹

16. Noun. The place at which the warp-threads cross on a loom ¹

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Definition of Lease

1. to grant temporary use of in exchange for rent [v LEASED, LEASING, LEASES] : LEASABLE [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lease

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Literary usage of Lease

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Insane persons <g=>73—When never adjudicated Insane, lease cannot be avoided by person succeeding to Interest In land. "The contract of an insane person or ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"312, requiring leases of restricted lands for oil or gas purposes to be made with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, an oil and gas lease of the ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"lease, a species of contract granting the possession of lands, tenements, ... A lease may be in writing or by parol, but the former is more satisfactory, ..."

4. Annual Report by New Jersey Civil Service Commission (1910)
"Term of lease is for the corporate existence of the lessor. • Excludes roads leased to Boston A Albany RR Co. and subleased to New York Central A Hudson ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Subsequent creditors have no right to attack this lease. ... There was no fraud in fact in Chamberlain'« lease and judgment, but they were a security for a ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"The power authorizes the grant of either a chattel, or a freehold lease ; the former not ... A chattel lease may be granted pending a prior subsisting nne, ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Francis Vesey (1827)
"Fraud in obtaining delivery of a lease, the execution of which was obtained bond fide, affects it equally, as if used to obtain the execution ; delivery ..."

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