leas·​ing ˈlē-siŋ How to pronounce leasing (audio)
: the act of lying
also : lie, falsehood

Examples of leasing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Office leasing fell 17% in the fourth quarter from 2022 levels and 53% compared with the previous three months, data from the real estate broker show. Isis Almeida, Fortune, 13 Feb. 2024 Speak with your leasing office about a security deposit alternative Security deposits are commonplace with most rental processes to pay for repairs the building needs to perform if there’s damage upon your exit. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 1 Feb. 2024 The Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency is handling the leasing, and anyone interested should contact them or Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development. Vinod Sreeharsha, Miami Herald, 25 Jan. 2024 The Biden administration has banned oil, gas, and mineral leasing within 10 miles of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico. Haisten Willis, Washington Examiner, 6 Dec. 2023 The group’s businesses now include EV leasing, installation of smart meters and EV chargers, a heat pump manufacturer and a renewable-generation business with a $7.6 billion portfolio. Rochelle Toplensky, WSJ, 4 Jan. 2024 With banks tightening their lending standards, many real estate development or leasing projects are struggling to get funding. Bywill Daniel, Fortune, 28 Dec. 2023 More than 1 in 3 Gen Z never fully read contracts, no matter what, 67% of Zoomers do not read employment contracts in full, and 68% do not read renting or leasing contracts in full, the report writes. Essence, 6 Dec. 2023 Because of those costs, and their unpredictability, master leasing has not been widely used by the nonprofit organizations that provide homeless housing and services, said Kris Freed, a consultant for LAHSA. Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


Middle English lesing, from Old English lēasung, from lēasian to lie, from lēas false

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leasing was before the 12th century

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“Leasing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leasing. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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