An example of lease is when you rent your apartment out to a tenant.
An example of lease is when you decide to rent an apartment to live in.
An example of a lease is the contract under which you agree to rent an apartment for a period of time for a specific amount of money each month.
A two-year lease.
- An opportunity to improve one's circumstances or outlook.
- another chance to lead a happy life, be successful, etc. because of a new turn of events
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of lease
- Middle English les from Anglo-Norman from lesser to lease variant of Old French laissier to let go from Latin laxāre to loosen from laxus loose slēg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English lesen, from Old English lesan (“to collect, pick, select, gather"), from Proto-Germanic *lesanÄ… (“to gather"), from Proto-Indo-European *les- (“to gather"). Cognate with Scots lease (“to arrange, gather"), West Frisian lêze (“to read"), Eastern Frisian lesen (“to gather, read"), Dutch lezen (“to gather, read"), German lesen (“to gather, read"), Danish læse (“to collect, read").
- From Middle English lesen, from Old English lÄ«esan (“to loosen, release, redeem, deliver, liberate"), from Proto-Germanic *lausijanÄ… (“to release, loosen"), from Proto-Indo-European *leu- (“to cut, solve, separate"). Cognate with Dutch lozen (“to drain, discharge"), German lösen (“to release"), Swedish lösa (“to solve"), Icelandic leysa (“to solve").
- From Middle English *lesen, from Anglo-Norman *leser, Old French lesser, laisier (“to let, let go"), from Medieval Latin lassō (“to let, let go"), partly from Latin laxō (“to loose"); partly from Old High German lāzzan, lāzan (German lassen, “to let, let go, release"). Cognate with Old English lÇ£tan (“to allow, let go, leave, rent"). More at let.
- From Middle English *leasien, from Old English lÄ“asian (“to lie, tell lies"), from lÄ“as (“falsehood, lying, untruth, mistake").
- From leash