rent·​er ˈren-tər How to pronounce renter (audio)
: one that rents
specifically : the lessee or tenant of property

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 Even for renters and car owners, the cost of insurance is rising and will rise further as temperatures do. Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2023 Mixed picture for Utah’s renters For those already coping with Utah’s housing affordability pinch, this latest price dip is unlikely to make much difference. Tony Semerad, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Sep. 2023 The vision involves converting public housing buildings into mixed-income developments, where market-rate renters live alongside voucher holders. Teo Armus, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2023 CoStar’s research also points to a deeper trend of renters switching apartments rather than dealing with increases. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 Along with a shot of Kunis and Kutcher sitting on the steps of their coastal California home, the video also shows the pair shaking hands with their guests, showing them around the house and posing for a photo with the renters. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2023 Amid a push for pay increases, California renters need to make $42.25 an hour to afford a two-bedroom rental unit. Helen Li, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2023 It is now used by officials to collect information about damage to residences, whether owners or renters live there, and the amount of insurance coverage, among other details. Latisha Nixon-Jones, CBS News, 31 Aug. 2023 As a result, the number of renter households able to afford these higher payments fell from 7.5 million to 5.1 million, a loss of 2.4 million potential homebuyers. Haeven Gibbons, Dallas News, 31 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of renter was in the 15th century

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“Renter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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rent·​er ˈrent-ər How to pronounce renter (audio)
: one that rents
especially : tenant

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