tenant
Pronunciation Noun

tenant (plural tenants)

  1. One who pays a fee (rent) in return for the use of land, buildings, or other property owned by others.
    Synonyms: renter
  2. 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
  3. (legal) One who holds a property by any kind of right, including ownership.
  4. (computing) Any of a number of customers serviced through the same instance of an application.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Verb

tenant (tenants, present participle tenanting; past and past participle tenanted)

  1. To hold as, or be, a tenant.
  2. (transitive) To inhabit.
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Translations
  • French: louer
  • German: mieten
  • Russian: арендова́ть
Noun
  1. Misconstruction of tenet#English|tenet

Tenant
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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