Rent Definition

rĕnt
rented, renting, rents
noun
rents
A stated return or payment for the temporary possession or use of a house, land, or other property, made, usually at fixed intervals, by the tenant or user to the owner.
Webster's New World
Real estate or other property yielding an income.
Webster's New World
A similar payment made for the use of a facility, equipment, or service provided by another.
American Heritage
The return derived from cultivated or improved land after deduction of all production costs.
American Heritage
Income; revenue.
Webster's New World
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verb
rented, renting, rents
To obtain occupancy or use of (another's property) in return for regular payments.
American Heritage
To get temporary possession and use of (a house, land, etc.) by paying rent.
Webster's New World
To get the temporary use of (a car, tool, furniture, etc.) by paying a fee.
Webster's New World
To lease or let a place or thing.
Webster's New World
To be leased or let for rent or a fee.
Webster's New World
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idiom
for rent
  • Available for use or service in return for payment.
American Heritage
for rent
  • available to be rented
Webster's New World

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Rent

Origin of Rent

  • Middle English rente from Old French from Vulgar Latin rendita from feminine past participle of *rendere to yield, return render

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French rente, from Vulgar Latin rendere (“to render").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English renten (“to tear"). Variant form of renden.

    From Wiktionary

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