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 In this final week of January, state lawmakers must decide whether to extend the state’s moratorium on renter evictions. John Myers, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: Essential Politics: On evictions and education, a huge week for Gov. Gavin Newsom," 25 Jan. 2021 The agreement extends a moratorium on renter evictions through Jan. 31. New York Times, Star Tribune, "The stimulus package: What's in it for you," 27 Dec. 2020 Then, mere days after that cliff, on New Year’s Day, a national ban on renter evictions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also set to lapse. Michelle Conlin, The Christian Science Monitor, "Small-scale landlords, renters both struggling during pandemic," 8 Dec. 2020 The Eviction Tracking System, for instance, covers only 1 in 5 renter households. Peter Hepburn And Yuliya Panfil, Star Tribune, "Congress should create a nationwide database on evictions," 29 Jan. 2021 Nationally, as many as 14 million renter households are considered at risk of eviction. New York Times, "New York Halted Evictions. But What Happens When the Ban Ends?," 1 Jan. 2021 About 1 in 5 renter households are currently behind on rent, according to Census Bureau figures. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "Housing groups warn of "catastrophic" wave of evictions unless Congress extends federal ban," 18 Dec. 2020 Verdict: Owner or renter of a large garage or driveway. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "Who's Buying the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1?," 22 Oct. 2020 The latter appeared to be a private party, and the city cited the renter of the space for violating capacity guidelines and not enforcing social distancing or face covering requirements related to COVID-19, the BACP said in an email. Adam Lukach,, "4 Chicago restaurants, 2 businesses cited for violating coronavirus guidelines over Christmas weekend," 31 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of renter

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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18 Feb 2021

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“Renter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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

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

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