Definitions of rent

  1. To be leased or let for rent. See Render.
  2. To tear. See Rend.
  3. 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.
  4. To hold or occupy by paying rent: to let for a rent.
  5. To let or occupy for rent.
  6. To obtain or let out for rent; hire.
  7. To rant.
  8. To be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate rents for five hundred dollars a year.
  9. Be leased or let; as, the house rents for $ 1, 000.
  10. To be let for rent.
  11. grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; " I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"
  12. let for money; of housing
  13. To be rented or leased.
  14. To hold or occupy by the payment of a yearly sum; to lease or let for an annual payment.
  15. Of rend, which see.
  16. a regular payment by a tenant to a landlord for use of some property
  17. let for money; " We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. imp. & amp; p. p. of Rend.
  21. An opening made by rending; a break or breach made by force; a tear.
  22. Figuratively, a schism; a rupture of harmony; a separation; as, a rent in the church.
  23. Income; revenue. See Catel.
  24. Pay; reward; share; toll.
  25. 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.
  26. To grant the possession and enjoyment of, for a rent; to lease; as, the owwner of an estate or house rents it.
  27. To take and hold under an agreement to pay rent; as, the tennant rents an estate of the owner.
  28. imp. & p. p. of Rend.
  29. A tear; a hole or slit made by rending or tearing, especially in cloth; payment at stated times for the use of property.
  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. Pa. t. and pa. p. of REND.
  33. A fissure; tear; payment for the use of lands, houses, & c.
  34. Imp. & pp. or REND, v.
  35. A hole or slit made by rending.
  36. The payment periodically made for the use of property. rental.
  37. An opening produced by rending or violent separation; a schism; a separation.
  38. A sum of money issuing yearly from lands or tenements.
  39. 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.
  40. A tear; an opening caused by a forcible division.
  41. Yearly income; annual payment; the yearly sum paid by an occupier or lessee to a proprietor.
  42. Did rend.
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