lease
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /liːs/
Verb

lease (leases, present participle leasing; past and past participle leased)

  1. (transitive, chiefly dialectal) To gather.
  2. (transitive, chiefly dialectal) To pick, select, pick out; to pick up.
  3. (transitive, chiefly dialectal) To glean.
  4. (intransitive, chiefly dialectal) To glean, gather up leavings.
Verb

lease (leases, present participle leasing; past and past participle leased)

  1. (ambitransitive, UK dialectal) To tell lies; tell lies about; slander; calumniate.
Noun

lease (plural leases)

  1. An open pasture or common.
    • 1928, Thomas Hardy, He Never Expected Much:
      Since as a child I used to lie
      Upon the leaze and watch the sky,
      Never, I own, expected I
      That life would all be fair.
Verb

lease (leases, present participle leasing; past and past participle leased)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To release; let go; unloose.
Verb

lease (leases, present participle leasing; past and past participle leased)

  1. (transitive) To operate or live in some property or land through purchasing a long-term contract (or leasehold) from the owner (or freeholder).
  2. (transitive) To take or hold by lease.
  3. (intransitive) To grant a lease; to let or rent.
Translations Noun

lease (plural leases)

  1. A contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified period in exchange for a specified rent.
  2. The period of such a contract.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18:
      Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
      And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
  3. A leasehold.
Translations
  • French: contrat de bail, bail
  • German: Pacht
  • Russian: аре́нда
  • Spanish: contrato de arrendamiento
Translations Related terms Noun

lease (plural leases)

  1. The place at which the warp-threads cross on a loom.

Lease
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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