tenant (plural tenants)
- One who pays a fee (rent) in return for the use of land, buildings, or other property owned by others.
- Synonyms: renter
- One who has possession of any place.
- Synonyms: dweller, occupant
- sweet tenants of this grove
- the happy tenant of your shade
- the sister tenants of the middle deep
- (legal) One who holds a property by any kind of right, including ownership.
- (computing) Any of a number of customers serviced through the same instance of an application.
- French: locataire
- German: Mieter, Pächter
- Italian: inquilino, locatario
- Portuguese: inquilino
- Russian: аренда́тор
- Spanish: inquilino, arrendatario
tenant (tenants, present participle tenanting; past and past participle tenanted)
- To hold as, or be, a tenant.
- (transitive) To inhabit.
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