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 At the vast majority of its United States locations, the company leases space for about 15 years and then sublets it to members for less than two years on average. New York Times, "‘We Trusted You’: WeWork’s Chair on Adam Neumann and the Future," 13 Dec. 2019 Under the plan, the company’s core business of subletting office space would lay off 2,000 to 2,500 employees, one of the people said. BostonGlobe.com, "PG&E warns nearly 800,000 Californians about possible power cut," 19 Nov. 2019 WeWork was founded in 2010 and makes money by leasing buildings and dividing them into office spaces to sublet to members. Washington Post, "WeWork to close its New York elementary school next year," 11 Oct. 2019 The Santa Monica Art Studios held the master lease on the space; artists, in turn, sublet their studios from them. Los Angeles Times, "18th Street Arts Center debuts Santa Monica Airport space with sleep machines. Here’s why," 25 July 2019 WeWork makes money by leasing buildings and dividing them into office spaces to sublet to its members. chicagotribune.com, "Report: WeWork being taken over by Japan’s Softbank," 22 Oct. 2019 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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, "Artist’s Studio: How About the Living Room?," 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, "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

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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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The first known use of sublet was in 1766

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23 Dec 2019

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“Sublet.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subletting. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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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