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 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, "WeWork stock offer comes amid doubtful need for office space," 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, "WeWork attempts to go public again, this time through a SPAC," 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, "Report: How A Non-Profit Charter School Can Be Run For Profit," 19 Mar. 2021 Breckenridge sublet his apartment and moved back home to Fallbrook. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Theater Notebook: Broadway veteran Breckenridge taking a song-filled pandemic break in Fallbrook," 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, "City Council committee weighs new rules to improve contractors' hiring of women, minorities," 20 Jan. 2021 In the meantime, some are offering patches of their existing offices to others to sublet. Star Tribune, "Twin Cities office vacancies rise to 19.9% in fourth quarter," 19 Jan. 2021 Mathus and his wife had worked out an arrangement to sublet a place near City Park. Keith Spera, NOLA.com, "Squirrel Nut Zippers frontman Jimbo Mathus returns to New Orleans once again for new album," 17 Sep. 2020 Within a few weeks, my husband and I decided to sublet our apartment, finance a car, and embark on a cross-country road trip. Cat Quinn, refinery29.com, "I’m A Beauty Editor Road-Tripping Across America — Here’s What I Packed," 3 Sep. 2020 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, "11 Things Our Critics Are Looking Forward to in 2021," 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, "40 years after his Manhattan murder, John Lennon lives on as a quintessential New Yorker," 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, "Coronavirus nearly ended street homelessness in U.K. Maybe not for long.," 6 June 2020 Elo had sublet the apartment from a Chinese friend and paid every month’s rent in advance. Los Angeles Times, "‘No blacks’: Evicted, harassed and targeted in China for their race amid coronavirus," 16 Apr. 2020 Craigslist: a place to shop for used Ikea furniture, summer apartment sublets and … insulin? oregonlive, "Pricing crisis has people selling insulin on Craigslist illegally, study finds," 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, "That cushy work-at-home job can lead to social isolation, mental and physical health risks," 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, "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

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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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7 Apr 2021

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“Sublet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sublet. Accessed 10 May. 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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