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 In April, Red Lobster CEO Kim Lopdrup said his company was looking to sublet up to 52,744 square feet of its 91,000-square-foot headquarters in downtown’s CNL Center Tower 1. Austin Fuller, orlandosentinel.com, 19 May 2021 The pinballers sublet part of their warehouse storage space to another company, which could be a permanent move. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 May 2021 Lopdrup did not provide a number of corporate staffers in Orlando, but said the employee count wasn’t a factor in the choice to sublet the space. Austin Fuller, orlandosentinel.com, 30 Apr. 2021 WeWork leases buildings and divides them into office spaces to sublet to members, which include small businesses, start-ups and freelancers who want to avoid paying for permanent office space. Tom Krisher, Star Tribune, 26 Mar. 2021 WeWork leases buildings and divides them into office spaces to sublet to members, which include small businesses, start-ups and freelancers who want to avoid laying out funds for permanent office space. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Mar. 2021 One audit in New York found that the Diocese of New York was renting a facility to NHA for $264,000 per year; National Heritage Academy (NHA) sublet that space to its charter school $2.76 million. Peter Greene, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 Breckenridge sublet his apartment and moved back home to Fallbrook. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Mar. 2021 The rule was added after Woodward Design + Build hired minority subcontractors to meet a DBE contract goal, only for those subcontractors to in turn sublet most of their work to firms not owned by either minorities or women. Jessica Williams | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, 20 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But the modern architecture is only part of the adaptation; the Frick is a house museum, and the Breuer sublet allows curators a unique chance to scramble and reconstitute the collection outside a residential framework. New York Times, 31 Dec. 2020 Lennon found his comfort zone quickly after landing in a Greenwich Village sublet apartment in 1971. Author: Larry Mcshane, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Dec. 2020 Hit particularly hard are people in the hospitality industry who had sublet from private landlords without tenancy agreements and were therefore unable to benefit from the government’s temporary ban against evictions. Ceylan Yeginsu, BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2020 Elo had sublet the apartment from a Chinese friend and paid every month’s rent in advance. Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2020 Craigslist: a place to shop for used Ikea furniture, summer apartment sublets and … insulin? oregonlive, 17 Feb. 2020 Walking or hiking with her dog, Skopey, taking classes and her new sublet studio have increased the face-to-face connection with others. Jayne O'donnell, USA TODAY, 24 Jan. 2020 Laur Duvall, a 26-year-old who makes huge drawings from performance art pieces, had been bouncing between cheap sublets while renting an unheated Sunset Park garage as a studio for $500 a month. New York Times, 29 Nov. 2019 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, 1 June 2018

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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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25 May 2021

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“Sublet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sublet. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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 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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