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1rent

noun \ˈrent\

Definition of RENT

1
:  property (as a house) rented or for rent
2
a :  a usually fixed periodical return made by a tenant or occupant of property to the owner for the possession and use thereof; especially :  an agreed sum paid at fixed intervals by a tenant to the landlord
b :  the amount paid by a hirer of personal property to the owner for the use thereof
3
a :  the portion of the income of an economy (as of a nation) attributable to land as a factor of production in addition to capital and labor
b :  economic rent
for rent
:  available for use or service in return for payment
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Origin of RENT

Middle English rente, from Anglo-French, payment, income, from Vulgar Latin *rendita, from feminine of *renditus, past participle of *rendere to yield — more at render
First Known Use: 12th century

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer

2rent

verb

: to pay money in return for being able to use (something that belongs to someone else)

: to allow someone to use (something) in return for payment

: to be available for use in return for payment : to be for rent

Full Definition of RENT

transitive verb
1
:  to grant the possession and enjoyment of in exchange for rent
2
:  to take and hold under an agreement to pay rent
intransitive verb
1
:  to be for rent
2
a :  to obtain the possession and use of a place or article in exchange for rent
b :  to allow the possession and use of property in exchange for rent
rent·abil·i·ty \ˌren-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
rent·able \ˈren-tə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of RENT

  1. We rented our friends' cottage for the month of August.
  2. Do you own or rent?
  3. We rented them the upstairs apartment in our house.
  4. The cottage rents for $400 a week.

First Known Use of RENT

15th century

Related to RENT

Synonyms
lease, let [chiefly British]

Synonym Discussion of RENT

hire, let, lease, rent, charter mean to engage or grant for use at a price. hire and let, strictly speaking, are complementary terms, hire implying the act of engaging or taking for use and let the granting of use <we hired a car for the summer> <decided to let the cottage to a young couple>. lease strictly implies a letting under the terms of a contract but is often applied to hiring on a lease <the diplomat leased an apartment for a year>. rent stresses the payment of money for the full use of property and may imply either hiring or letting <instead of buying a house, they decided to rent> <will not rent to families with children>. charter applies to the hiring or letting of a vehicle usually for exclusive use <charter a bus to go to the game>.

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer

3rent

Definition of RENT

past and past participle of rend

4rent

noun

Definition of RENT

1
:  an opening made by or as if by rending
2
:  a split in a party or organized group :  schism
3
:  an act or instance of rending

Origin of RENT

English dialect rent to rend, from Middle English, alteration of renden — more at rend
First Known Use: 1535
RENTED Defined for Kids

1rent

noun \ˈrent\

Definition of RENT for Kids

:  money paid for the use of another's property
for rent
:  available for use at a price

2rent

verb
rent·edrent·ing

Definition of RENT for Kids

1
:  to pay money in exchange for the use of someone else's property
2
:  to give the possession and use of in return for for an agreed upon amount of money <The couple rented their cottage to friends.>
3
:  to be available for use at a price <The house rents for $700 a month.>

3rent

Definition of RENT for Kids

past and past participle of rend

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