Pronunciation Noun


  1. A payment made by a tenant at intervals in order to occupy a property.
  2. A similar payment for the use of equipment or a service.
  3. (economics) A profit from possession of a valuable right, as a restricted license to engage in a trade or business.
    A New York city taxicab license earns more than $10,000 a year in rent.
  4. An object for which rent is charged or paid.
  5. (obsolete) Income; revenue.
    • [Bacchus] a waster was and all his rent / In wine and bordel he dispent.
    • 1733-1738, Alexander Pope, Imitations of Horace:
      So bought an annual rent or two, / And liv'd, just as you see I do.
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rent (rents, present participle renting; past and past participle rented)

  1. (transitive) To occupy premises in exchange for rent.
    I rented a house from my friend's parents for a year.
  2. (transitive) To grant occupation in return for rent.
    We rented our house to our son's friend for a year.
  3. (transitive) To obtain or have temporary possession of an object (e.g. a movie) in exchange for money.
  4. (intransitive) To be leased or let for rent.
    The house rents for five hundred dollars a month.
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rent (plural rents)

  1. A tear or rip in some surface.
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 10
      The brown paint on the door was so old that the naked wood showed between the rents.
  2. A division or schism.
    • 2002, Michael B. Oren, Six Days of War: June 1967:
      […] the White House was considering sending Vice President Humphrey to Cairo to patch up the many rents in U.S.—Egyptian relations.
Translations Verb
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of rend

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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