sublet

verb
sub·​let | \ ˈsəb-ˈlet How to pronounce sublet (audio) \
sublet; subletting

Definition of sublet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to lease or rent all or part of a leased or rented property

sublet

noun
sub·​let | \ ˈsəb-ˌlet How to pronounce sublet (audio) \

Definition of sublet (Entry 2 of 2)

: property and especially housing obtained by or available through a sublease

Examples of sublet in a Sentence

Verb She sublet her apartment to a student for the summer. He asked his landlord if he could sublet. The agency sublets office space from a law firm in the building. I need someone to sublet my apartment for the summer. Noun I'm looking for a sublet since I'm only going to be here for the summer.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Co-working, where companies such as WeWork and Convene rent blocks of space and then sublet to small tenants, has emerged as a strong player in Los Angeles and other markets. Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times, "Netflix, WeWork and others bolster L.A.'s office market," 10 Oct. 2019 That allows investors — and us — to take a look under the hood at this office market behemoth, which sublets office space to startups and other types of firms. Tim Logan, BostonGlobe.com, "Five things we just learned about WeWork," 14 Aug. 2019 Danesghar worked with Ainza on the transition, giving Dance Arts and the Marat Daukayev School of Ballet, which sublets studios, more time to close out the spring semester and final tap workshop. Makeda Easter, latimes.com, "Dance studios are the latest pushed out by L.A.'s skyrocketing real estate," 3 July 2019 Sebastian Bear-McClard, though, has been subletting the second floor of the former manufacturing building since 2013, according to the New York Post. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Here’s How Emily Ratajkowski Got Out of Paying Her $5k Rent," 5 Mar. 2019 In 2016, Airbnb launched its Airbnb Friendly Building Program, which lets United States landlords authorize their tenants to sublet on Airbnb, in exchange for a cut of the profits. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "Airbnb's Newest Weapon Against Regulation: The Real Estate Industry," 3 July 2018 Residents who sublet their units on Airbnb would pay the company 25 percent of their home-sharing income, in exchange for access to the same hotel-style amenities visitors would receive. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "Airbnb's Newest Weapon Against Regulation: The Real Estate Industry," 3 July 2018 Now, Parisian renters can request Airbnb-friendly leases, which explicitly allow a renter to sublet an apartment on the platform. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "Airbnb's Newest Weapon Against Regulation: The Real Estate Industry," 3 July 2018 The eviction suit says PharmaTech at some point sublet the space to ANDAPharm, which failed to pay rent owed on May 1. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "More lawsuits filed against South Florida drug maker accused of selling contaminated medicines," 29 June 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Find a room share or sublet: Jack Clausen, the creative marketing officer at Gypsy Housing, said that room shares posted on the Facebook site range from $650 to more than $1,500. Kim Velsey, New York Times, "A Guide to Getting Your First Apartment," 1 June 2018 Gary was born on January 16, 1980, in Westchester, New York, and passed away in his Bushwick sublet. Danielle Kraese, The New Yorker, "A Perfect, Preëmptive Obituary for My Ex-Boyfriend," 18 June 2019 So, when my parents dropped me off at a studio sublet on the Upper East Side almost eight years ago, my quest for my New York City family began against the backdrop of having the freedom to date for the first time. New York Times, "True Tales of ‘Sex and the City’," 6 June 2018 Paris followed through in April of this year, filing a lawsuit against Airbnb over the tens of thousands of unregistered listings on the site, a majority of which were sublets. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Airbnb is linking up with Century 21 to comply with strict French regulations," 26 June 2018 The office of student affairs at your school may also point to off-campus housing solutions including short-term sublets, apartments, youth shelters or room shares. Washington Post, "Where college students can find emergency money and housing," 1 May 2018 Elsewhere in the Capitol, a Senate committee got a chance to ask questions of Scott Pruitt, the energy-industry sublet now in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Now Paul Ryan Is Casually Throwing Around the Word 'Cleanse'," 30 Jan. 2018 First, in Wisconsin, the state legislature, which is chock-full of extraction industry sublets, is about to pass something called the Industrial Acid Mining Bill, which is every bit as horrible as its name implies. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Yet Another Environmental Disaster-in-Waiting," 16 Oct. 2017 But there’s little question that the country’s real owners have abandoned all discretion in the use of their governmental sublets. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "It's Not the Money, It's the Power," 8 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of sublet

Verb

1766, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1906, in the meaning defined above

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sublet

verb
How to pronounce sublet (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sublet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to allow someone to use (an apartment, house, etc., that you are renting) for a period of time in return for payment
: to use (an apartment, house, etc., that is rented by someone) in return for payment

sublet

noun
How to pronounce sublet (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sublet (Entry 2 of 2)

: an apartment, house, etc., that you sublet from someone

sublet

verb
sub·​let | \ ˈsəb-ˌlet How to pronounce sublet (audio) \
sublet; subletting

Legal Definition of sublet

transitive verb

: to make or obtain a sublease of

intransitive verb

: to lease all or part of a leased property

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