sublease

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noun

sub·​lease ˈsəb-ˈlēs How to pronounce sublease (audio)
-ˌlēs
: a lease by a tenant or lessee of part or all of leased premises to another person but with the original tenant retaining some right or interest under the original lease

sublease

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verb

subleased; subleasing; subleases

transitive verb

: to make or obtain a sublease of

Examples of sublease in a Sentence

Verb She subleased her apartment to a student for the summer. The agency subleases office space from a law firm.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Advertisement The city also intends negotiate a direct lease with the landlord, H.G. Fenton, at the end of the sublease. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 May 2024 The space is being marketed for sublease by Jeff Germain with Stratus Brookers. Maia Luem, The Denver Post, 20 May 2024 Facebook has listed half its office space in Playa Vista for sublease, according to CoStar. Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2024 Sometimes that means putting office space up for sublease. Melvin Backman, Quartz, 16 Apr. 2024 The availability rate measures the empty office space resulting from a combination of direct vacancies and sublease offerings. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 28 Mar. 2024 Most of the $45 million that has been spent on the ship, city officials said, has come from revenue from the Queen Mary or related subleases. Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2024 The TikTok and ByteDance sublease agreements have filled up 820,600 square feet of office space at Coleman Highline. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 20 Mar. 2024 In 2017, about $23 million came from a Queen Mary reserve fund and bond issue from the Queen Mary’s Carnival sublease. Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2024
Verb
Applied Materials has subleased 246,000 square feet of space from Aruba Networks at 3333 Scott Blvd. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 22 Mar. 2024 The company also has subleased 122,000 square feet at 3325 Scott Blvd. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 22 Mar. 2024 The plot of land was leased by Caltrans to a private company that subleased it to small blue-collar businesses at much higher rents. Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023 Flames ripped through about a dozen businesses that had subleased a slice of property under the 10 Freeway, including a mechanic, a pallet distributor, a garment supplier, a recycler and others whose wares helped fuel the fire. Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2024 The lease has expired, Newsom said, and the business had been in arrears while illegally subleasing the space to five or six other entities. John Antczak, Fortune, 14 Nov. 2023 The 48,000-square-foot triangular lot at South Alameda and East 14th streets, where the fire tore through, had been leased by an absentee landlord, who subleased parcels of the property to others and failed to pay Caltrans rent for more than a year, according to the state. Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2024 The warehouse, packed with $5 million worth of cargo stolen from BNSF Railway, belonged to the California Department of Transportation but had been leased or subleased by thieves the detectives were still trying to identify. Malia Wollan, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2024 ByteDance is in discussions to sublease at least one of the buildings, according to the sources. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 12 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1758, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sublease was in 1758

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Cite this Entry

“Sublease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sublease. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

sublease

noun
sub·​lease
ˈsəb-ˈlēs,
-ˌlēs
: a lease by a tenant of part or all of leased property to another person
sublease verb

Legal Definition

sublease

noun
sub·​lease ˈsəb-ˌlēs How to pronounce sublease (audio)
: a lease that is given by a tenant or lessee to another person of part or all of the leased premises for a shorter term than that of the original lease and under which some interest is retained compare assignment of lease at assignment
sublease transitive verb

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