Definitions of rent

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

Usage examples for rent

  1. What is his rent to you? – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  2. The old lady said she would rent it the next time, but she had said it so many times! – Sunny Slopes by Ethel Hueston
  3. But the child was a rent baby. – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis
  4. At Feldmeyer's office he found the door also locked and the rooms for rent! – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  5. 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
  6. Her rent for the one little room is one dollar per week. – White Slaves by Louis A Banks
  7. 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
  8. So ended the meeting previous to the conversation in Macdermot's rent- office. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  9. And do you know what rent we pay, for this building? – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  10. Now get your rent- book. – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  11. The air was rent with sound. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  12. 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
  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 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
  15. 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
  16. A wild shout rent the air. – The Blue Envelope by Roy J. Snell
  17. " Let's go out and rent some new offices," he said. – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  18. We could pay less rent, dear. – Undertow by Kathleen Norris
  19. Besides, she was never going to pay any more room rent. – Out of the Air by Inez Haynes Irwin
  20. 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