rent

noun (1)
\ˈrent \

Definition of rent 

(Entry 1 of 4)

1 : property (such as a house) rented or for rent

2a : 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

3a : 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

rent

verb
rented; renting; rents

Definition of rent (Entry 2 of 4)

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

2a : 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

Definition of rent (Entry 3 of 4)

past tense and past participle of rend

rent

noun

Definition of rent (Entry 4 of 4)

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

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Other Words from rent

Verb

rentability \ ˌren-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
rentable \ ˈren-​tə-​bəl \ adjective

Synonyms for rent

Synonyms: Verb

charter, engage, hire, lease

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Verb

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

Examples of rent in a Sentence

Verb

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

Noun (1)

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rent

Noun (1)

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

Noun

English dialect rent to rend, from Middle English, alteration of renden — more at rend

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The first known use of rent was in the 12th century

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More Definitions for rent

rent

verb

English Language Learners Definition of rent

: 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

rent

noun
\ˈrent \

Kids Definition of rent

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: money paid for the use of another's property

for rent

: available for use at a price

rent

verb
rented; renting

Kids Definition of rent (Entry 2 of 3)

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.

rent

Kids Definition of rent (Entry 3 of 3)

past tense and past participle of rend

rent

noun

Legal Definition of rent 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a return made by a tenant or occupant of real property to the owner for possession and use thereof especially : a sum of money agreed upon between a landlord and tenant for the use of real property

b in the civil law of Louisiana : a contract by which one party conveys to another to hold as owner a tract of land or other immovable property in perpetuity in exchange for payment of an annual sum or quantity of fruits

c : the amount paid by a hirer of personal property to the owner for the use thereof

d : a royalty under a mineral lease

2 : 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

for rent

: available for use or service in return for payment

Legal Definition of rent (Entry 2 of 2)

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

2a : to obtain use and possession of a place or property in exchange for rent

b : to allow the possession and use of property in exchange for rent

Other Words from rent

renter also rentor \ ˈren-​tər \ noun

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