sublet

verb
sub·let | \ˈsəb-ˈlet \
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 \

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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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 Bungalow’s not-so-short-term subletting approach, then, allows it to maneuver its way into a city without disturbing the powers at be. Jennifer Van Grove, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Is this the only way millennials can live in a house?," 24 May 2018 Shinjuku ward prohibits hosts living in residential areas from renting out their homes Mondays through Thursdays, reducing potential profits from subletting an apartment. Mayumi Negishi, WSJ, "Japan Says Airbnb Had Plenty of Warning About New Licensing Law," 11 June 2018 Levine had sublet the space from the woman, who had already left for the day. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "'Death can't take away all the good': Slain counselor Marshall Levine remembered," 9 June 2018 The music venue that was subletting from the man initially planned to ban him from the premises during shows, said Katie Miller, 25, one of the people who ran the venue. Samantha Melamed, Philly.com, "Why Philly sexual-assault victims look to Facebook for 'street justice'," 30 Mar. 2018 And so, RiRi had to move out, and is allegedly sublet the place for $65,000 a month for two years. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "Rihanna's Former Pacific Palisades House Is For Sale," 11 Aug. 2016

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 The grant helped defray airfare, her summer sublet and other expenses. Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times, "When Internships Don’t Pay, Some Colleges Will," 2 Nov. 2017 On this issue, your colleagues and good friends in the Senate are bought and paid-for sublets. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "John McCain Understands Republican Motives, Whether He Admits It or Not," 11 Sep. 2017 Okin, his brother-in-law Adam Bostwick, and Stefan Was will direct their attention to the future of Polpetta at Porco, which is a culinary sublet in Porco Lounge and Tiki Room. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Graffiti: A Social Kitchen closes as owners look to Polpetta venture," 16 Oct. 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

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

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 \
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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