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rent

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1 a long deep cut
  • Getting her skirt caught on a nail resulted in a four-inch rent that she couldn't possibly repair.
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2 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge)
  • peered through the rent in the old garden wall for a glimpse of her mysterious new neighbor
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rent

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1 to give the possession and use of (something) in return for periodic payment
  • We rented the apartment to a college student for $500 a month.
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2 to take or get the temporary use of (something) for a set sum
  • We will need to rent a car while we're in Europe.
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Synonym Discussion of rent

hire, let, lease, rent, charter mean to engage or grant for use at a price. hire and let, strictly speaking, are complementary terms, hire implying the act of engaging or taking for use and let the granting of use.
    • we hired a car for the summer
    • decided to let the cottage to a young couple
lease strictly implies a letting under the terms of a contract but is often applied to hiring on a lease.
    • the diplomat leased an apartment for a year
rent stresses the payment of money for the full use of property and may imply either hiring or letting.
    • instead of buying a house, they decided to rent
    • will not rent to families with children
charter applies to the hiring or letting of a vehicle usually for exclusive use.
    • charter a bus to go to the game


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