Definition of Rent

1. Noun. A payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service.

Generic synonyms: Annuity In Advance
Specialized synonyms: Ground Rent, Peppercorn Rent, Rack Rent
Derivative terms: Rental

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

3. Noun. An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart. "She had snags in her stockings"
Exact synonyms: Rip, Snag, Split, Tear
Generic synonyms: Gap, Opening
Derivative terms: Rip, Split, Tear, Tear

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

5. Noun. The return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions.
Exact synonyms: Economic Rent
Generic synonyms: Issue, Payoff, Proceeds, Return, Take, Takings, Yield

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

7. Noun. The act of rending or ripping or splitting something. "He gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
Exact synonyms: Rip, Split
Generic synonyms: Tear
Derivative terms: Rip, Split

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

Definition of Rent

1. v. i. To rant.

2. n. An opening made by rending; a break or breach made by force; a tear.

3. v. t. To tear. See Rend.

4. n. Income; revenue. See Catel.

5. v. t. To grant the possession and enjoyment of, for a rent; to lease; as, the owwner of an estate or house rents it.

6. v. i. To be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate rents for five hundred dollars a year.

7. n. That portion of the produce of the earth paid to the landlord for the use of the "original and indestructible powers of the soil;" the excess of the return from a given piece of cultivated land over that from land of equal area at the "margin of cultivation." Called also economic, or Ricardian, rent. Economic rent is due partly to differences of productivity, but chiefly to advantages of location; it is equivalent to ordinary or commercial rent less interest on improvements, and nearly equivalent to ground rent.

Definition of Rent

1. Noun. A payment made by a tenant at intervals in order to occupy a property. ¹

2. Noun. A similar payment for the use of equipment or a service. ¹

3. Noun. (economics) A profit from possession of a valuable right, as a restricted license to engage in a trade or business. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To occupy premises in exchange for rent. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To grant occupation in return for rent. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To obtain or have temporary possession of an object (e.g. a movie) in exchange for money/rent. ¹

7. Noun. A tear or rip in some surface. ¹

8. Noun. A division or schism between two things. ¹

9. Verb. (past of rend) ¹

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Definition of Rent

1. to obtain temporary use of in return for compensation [v -ED, -ING, -S] : RENTABLE [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rent

rent (current term)
rent boys
rent collector
rent control
rent money
rent moneys
rent monies

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