Definitions of lease

  1. To hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant leases his land from the owner.
  2. A demise or letting of lands, tenements, or hereditaments to another for life, for a term of years, or at will, or for any less interest than that which the lessor has in the property, usually for a specified rent or compensation.
  3. The contract for such letting.
  4. Any tenure by grant or permission; the time for which such a tenure holds good; allotted time.
  5. To grant to another by lease the possession of, as of lands, tenements, and hereditaments; to let; to demise; as, a landowner leases a farm to a tenant; - sometimes with out.
  6. To grant possession for a certain time by a written contract; as, an owner leases a house to a tenant; take possession of by contract; as, a tenant leases a house from the owner.
  7. To let for a term of years:- pr. p. leasing; pa. t. and pa. p. leased.
  8. To grant or obtain use of by lease.
  9. To gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean.
  10. grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; " I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"
  11. let for money; of housing
  12. let for money; " We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"
  13. An oral or written agreement ( a contract) between two people concerning the use by one of the property of the other. A person can lease real estate ( such as an apartment or business property) or personal property ( such as a car or a boat). A lease should cover basic issues such as when the lease will begin and end, the rent or other costs, how payments should be made, and any restrictions on the use of the property. The property owner is often called the " lessor," and the person using the property is called the " lessee."
  14. Let or hold on lease.
  15. a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment
  16. A written contract for the renting of land or buildings for a certain period of time; the time for which a property is rented.
  17. A letting of tenements for a term of years: the contract for such letting: any tenure.
  18. A letting of lands or tenements; contract of such letting.
  19. A letting of lands or houses for a certain number of years on certain conditions for a fixed rent; the contract of such letting.