Rent meaning

rĕnt
Rent is money paid for the use of a property or home belonging to someone else.

An example of rent is what you pay to your landlord to live in your apartment.

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A breach of relations between persons or groups; a rift.
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To rent is to pay for the temporary use of something.

An example of rent is when you pay to live in an apartment owned by someone else.

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The return derived from cultivated or improved land after deduction of all production costs.
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To grant temporary occupancy or use of (one's own property or a service) in return for regular payments.

Rents out TV sets.

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To be for rent.

The cottage rents for $1,200 a month.

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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.
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To give temporary possession and use of in return for the payment of rent or a fee; lease or let.
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To lease or let a place or thing.
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A hole or gap made by rending or tearing, as a torn place in cloth, a fissure in the earth, etc.
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Compensation (usually monetary) paid for the occupancy or use of (usually real) property.
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A payment made by a tenant at intervals in order to occupy a property.
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Simple past tense and past participle of rend.
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To be leased or let for rent or a fee.
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A similar payment for the use of equipment or a service.
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(economics) A profit from possession of a valuable right, as a restricted license to engage in a trade or business.

A New York city taxicab license earns more than $10,000 a year in rent.

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An object for which rent is charged or paid.
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Alexander Pope.

So bought an annual rent or two, / And liv'd, just as you see I do.

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To occupy premises in exchange for rent.
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To grant occupation in return for rent.
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To obtain or have temporary possession of an object (e.g. a movie) in exchange for money.
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(intransitive) To be leased or let for rent.

The house rents for five hundred dollars a month.

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A tear or rip in some surface.
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The difference between the price paid for use of a resource whose supply is inelastic and the minimum price at which that resource would still be provided.
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To obtain occupancy or use of (another's property) in return for regular payments.
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An opening made by rending; a rip.
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A breach of relations, as between persons or in an organized group; schism.
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for rent
  • Available for use or service in return for payment.
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for rent
  • available to be rented
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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