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Verb: rent  rent
  1. Let for money
    "We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad";
    - lease
     
  2. Grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
    "I am renting my country estate to some foreigners";
    - lease, let
     
  3. Engage for service under a term of contract
    "Let's rent a car";
    - lease, hire, charter, engage, take
     
  4. Hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
    - hire, charter, lease
Noun: rent  rent
  1. A payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service
     
  2. An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
    "there was a rent in his pants";
    - rip, snag, split, tear
     
  3. The return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
    - economic rent
     
  4. The act of rending, ripping or splitting something
    - rip, split
Verb: rend (rent)  rend
  1. Tear or be torn violently
    "The curtain rent from top to bottom";
    - rip, rive [archaic], pull

Derived forms: rented, rents, renting

See also: rent out

Type of: acquire, annuity in advance, bust, contract, gap, get, give, issue, opening, payoff, proceeds, return, rupture, snap, take, takings, tear, undertake, yield

Encyclopedia: Rent

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