rent·​er | \ ˈren-tər How to pronounce renter (audio) \

Definition of renter

: one that rents specifically : the lessee or tenant of property

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Examples of renter in a Sentence

one of the renters called to tell us the hot water heater was broken left our apartment keys at the renter's office just before leaving in the moving truck
Recent Examples on the Web Arizona received $492 million in renter aid from the late December $900 billion stimulus. Jessica Boehm, The Arizona Republic, "More help for Arizona renters: CDC eviction moratorium extended until June 30," 29 Mar. 2021 The firm itself is also the subject of a federal discrimination lawsuit for allegedly seeking to discourage a Utah renter from having her emotional support animal. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Some Utah landlords are putting up roadblocks for disabled renters and evicting them," 25 Mar. 2021 According to data from the Federal Reserve, the median net worth of a homeowner in 2019 was 40 times that of a renter. Annabel Gutterman, Time, "Netflix’s Marriage or Mortgage Dances Around the Dark Reality of Americans’ Finances," 10 Mar. 2021 For Tracy Costa, a Pulaski County renter, housing first became an issue in the first quarter of 2020. Ginny Monk, Arkansas Online, "State eviction law drawing challenge," 1 Mar. 2021 An eviction filing can follow a renter for years in much the same way bankruptcy impacts getting a home loan. Leon Stafford, ajc, "COVID-19 exposes the Black community’s long history of housing instability," 27 Feb. 2021 You may be accustomed to paying a power bill as a renter, but homeowners must pay for power, water, and sewer, which can add up to another hefty monthly expense. Nancy Mann Jackson, House Beautiful, "How Much Money You'll Really Need to Buy a House," 26 Feb. 2021 Landlords must give each adult living in the unit a separate CRP even if their name isn't on the lease or if a renter lived in the space for less than one month, but paid some rent. Kelly Klein, Star Tribune, "Renter still waiting for CRP form," 5 Feb. 2021 They were thrilled, for example, when a renter recently commented thanking them for having several books about marine explorer Jacques Cousteau in one of the apartments. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "Mahncke Park duplex transformed into luxury Airbnb with a midcentury-meets-beach house vibe in San Antonio," 4 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of renter

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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7 Apr 2021

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“Renter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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rent·​er | \ ˈren-tər How to pronounce renter (audio) \

Kids Definition of renter

: a person who pays money for the use of something (as a place to live)

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