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Definitions of rent

  1. shattered or torn up or torn apart violently as by e. g. wind or lightning or explosive; " an old blasted apple tree"; " a tree rent by lightning"; " cities torn by bombs"; " earthquake- torn streets"
  2. hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
  3. engage for service under a term of contract; " We took an apartment on a quiet street"; " Let's rent a car"; " Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
  4. the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
  5. grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; " I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"
  6. let for money; of housing
  7. the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; " he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
  8. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; " there was a rip in his pants"
  9. a regular payment by a tenant to a landlord for use of some property
  10. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; " there was a rip in his pants"; " she had snags in her stockings"
  11. let for money; " We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"
  12. That portion of the produce of the earth paid to the landlord for the use of the " original and indestructible powers of the soil;" the excess of the return from a given piece of cultivated land over that from land of equal area at the " margin of cultivation." Called also economic, / Ricardian, rent. Economic rent is due partly to differences of productivity, but chiefly to advantages of location; it is equivalent to ordinary or commercial rent less interest on improvements, and nearly equivalent to ground rent.
  13. Loosely, a return or profit from a differential advantage for production, as in case of income or earnings due to rare natural gifts creating a natural monopoly.
  14. To rant.
  15. imp. & amp; p. p. of Rend.
  16. An opening made by rending; a break or breach made by force; a tear.
  17. Figuratively, a schism; a rupture of harmony; a separation; as, a rent in the church.
  18. To tear. See Rend.
  19. Income; revenue. See Catel.
  20. Pay; reward; share; toll.
  21. A certain periodical profit, whether in money, provisions, chattels, or labor, issuing out of lands and tenements in payment for the use; commonly, a certain pecuniary sum agreed upon between a tenant and his landlord, paid at fixed intervals by the lessee to the lessor, for the use of land or its appendages; as, rent for a farm, a house, a park, etc.
  22. To grant the possession and enjoyment of, for a rent; to lease; as, the owwner of an estate or house rents it.
  23. To take and hold under an agreement to pay rent; as, the tennant rents an estate of the owner.
  24. To be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate rents for five hundred dollars a year.
  25. imp. & p. p. of Rend.
  26. Of rend.
  27. A tear; a hole or slit made by rending or tearing, especially in cloth; payment at stated times for the use of property.
  28. To hold in possession by paying for at stated times; hire; as, to rent a house from an owner; to give possession of, in return for regular stated payments; lease; as, to rent a house to a tenant.
  29. Be leased or let; as, the house rents for $ 1, 000.
  30. An opening made by rending: fissure: break: tear.
  31. Annual payment in return for the use of property held of another, esp. houses and lands.
  32. To hold or occupy by paying rent: to let for a rent.
  33. To be let for rent.
  34. Pa. t. and pa. p. of REND.
  35. A fissure; tear; payment for the use of lands, houses, & c.
  36. To let or occupy for rent.
  37. To obtain or let out for rent; hire.
  38. To be rented or leased.
  39. Imp. & pp. or REND, v.
  40. A hole or slit made by rending.
  41. The payment periodically made for the use of property. rental.
  42. An opening produced by rending or violent separation; a schism; a separation.
  43. A sum of money issuing yearly from lands or tenements.
  44. To lease or hold in tenancy lands or tenements for a certain consideration.
  45. To be leased or let for rent. See Render.
  46. That portion of the produce of the earth paid to the landlord for the use of the original and indestructible powers of the soil; the excess of the return from a given piece of cultivated land over that from land of equal area at the margin of cultivation.
  47. Did rend.
  48. A tear; an opening caused by a forcible division.
  49. Of rend, which see.
  50. Yearly income; annual payment; the yearly sum paid by an occupier or lessee to a proprietor.
  51. To hold or occupy by the payment of a yearly sum; to lease or let for an annual payment.
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Quotes of rent

  1. Milos said, You're my first choice. From my point of view, that doesn't pay the rent I said, Tell me what I have to do next because I'm busy painting my kitchen. – F. Murray Abraham
  2. My total year's income from working as hard as I possibly could from writing went from like $30 one year to about $70 the next year. And it made me realize that maybe you couldn't really pay the rent that way. – Kevin J. Anderson
  3. Life for rent means that my life isn't really my own, I only rented it for a while, but if I don't manage to buy it, to own it, then nothing of what I think is mine is really mine. – Dido Armstrong
  4. They allow us to disrespect our Black woman. A lot of these things would be considered criminal if it were to be carried out in the streets. That's like when they tell you after you buy your VHS and you rent movies they tell you not to copy the movies. – Afrika Bambaataa
  5. I'm carded for R -rated movies. And I get talked down to a lot. When I try to go rent a car or buy an airplane ticket or other stuff adults do, I get 'Okaaaaaay, honey.' I remember when I was 18, getting crayons in a restaurant. – Kristen Bell
  6. The Paris peace talks kept a roof over my head and food on the table and clothes on my back because if something was said going in or coming out, I had the rent for the month. – Ed Bradley
  7. I've already got my rent paid, and it's too late in my life for me to go around talking up stuff that I don't like or believe in. – Wilford Brimley
  8. I never listen to the radio unless I rent a car. – David Byrne
  9. Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. – Marian Wright Edelman
  10. It's funny, I remember doing the Johnny Carson show, and, uh, I couldn't afford my rent – Natalie Merchant
  11. I had been playing for about a year and a half when the Beach Boys formed. When our folks went to Mexico on business, we would take the food money they had left us and we would rent instruments. – Carl Wilson
  12. There are other options out there, after all, like read a book, go on the Internet, rent a movie. – Dick Wolf
  13. New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent – Frank Lloyd Wright

Usage examples for rent

  1. But the child was a rent baby. – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis
  2. And do you know what rent we pay, for this building? – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  3. A wild shout rent the air. – The Blue Envelope by Roy J. Snell
  4. The air was rent with sound. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  5. What is his rent to you? – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  6. You accepted our call, and were plainly informed that the salary would be four hundred dollars and rent free. – Lessons in Life, For All Who Will Read Them by T. S. Arthur
  7. So ended the meeting previous to the conversation in Macdermot's rent office. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  8. Her rent for the one little room is one dollar per week. – White Slaves by Louis A Banks
  9. Now get your rent book. – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  10. " Let's go out and rent some new offices," he said. – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  11. Besides, she was never going to pay any more room rent – Out of the Air by Inez Haynes Irwin
  12. I have some house property at Hampstead, and could let you have a small villa there at a very reasonable rent – The Carved Cupboard by Amy Le Feuvre
  13. Then, continued Roger, they find out where the people live; if they own their own houses, or if they rent them. – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  14. I found here a poor sick woman with her five children, who was ordered out of her cabin, as she could no longer pay the rent – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  15. The old lady said she would rent it the next time, but she had said it so many times! – Sunny Slopes by Ethel Hueston
  16. At Feldmeyer's office he found the door also locked and the rooms for rent – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  17. Instead of buying a typewriter, we'll rent one for three or four dollars a month until we have enough money to buy one. – At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern by Myrtle Reed
  18. There was also one clue to follow- Vane had paid the rent of Celia Hartley's shack, and he wondered whether Jessy could by any means have heard of it. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  19. We either had to pay the rent or go into the street, unless some one took us in. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  20. We could pay less rent dear. – Undertow by Kathleen Norris

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