Definitions for LEASElis

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

leaselis(n.; v.)leased, leas•ing.

  1. (n.)a contract conveying land, renting property, etc., to another for a specified period.

    Category: Business

  2. the property leased.

  3. the period of time for which a lease is made:

    a five-year lease.

  4. (v.t.)to grant the temporary possession or use of (lands, tenements, etc.) to another, usu. for compensation at a fixed rate; let:

    to lease one's apartment to a friend.

  5. to take or hold by lease:

    He leased the farm from the sheriff.

  6. (v.i.)to grant a lease; let or rent:

    to lease at a lower rental.

Idioms for lease:

  1. a new lease on life, a chance to improve one's situation or to live longer or more happily.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of lease:

1350–1400; ME les < AF (OF lais legacy), n. der. of lesser to lease, lit., let go (OF laissier) < L laxāre to release , let go. See lax


Princeton's WordNet

  1. lease, rental, letting(noun)

    property that is leased or rented out or let

  2. lease(noun)

    a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment

  3. lease, term of a contract(verb)

    the period of time during which a contract conveying property to a person is in effect

  4. rent, lease(verb)

    let for money

    "We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"

  5. rent, hire, charter, lease(verb)

    hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

  6. lease, let, rent(verb)

    grant use or occupation of under a term of contract

    "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"

  7. lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take(verb)

    engage for service under a term of contract

    "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lease(noun)lis

    a legal agreement in which one person pays money to use another person's property for a period

    We signed a three-year lease on the car.; to lease an apartment/building/car etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lease(verb)

    to gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean

  2. Lease(verb)

    to grant to another by lease the possession of, as of lands, tenements, and hereditaments; to let; to demise; as, a landowner leases a farm to a tenant; -- sometimes with out

  3. Lease(verb)

    to hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant leases his land from the owner

  4. Lease(verb)

    a demise or letting of lands, tenements, or hereditaments to another for life, for a term of years, or at will, or for any less interest than that which the lessor has in the property, usually for a specified rent or compensation

  5. Lease(verb)

    the contract for such letting

  6. Lease(verb)

    any tenure by grant or permission; the time for which such a tenure holds good; allotted time


  1. Lease

    A lease is a contractual arrangement calling for the lessee to pay the lessor for use of an asset. The narrower term rental agreement can be used to describe a lease in which the asset is tangible property. Language used is that the user rents the land or goods let or rented out by the owner. The verb to lease is less precise as it can refer to either of these actions. Examples of a lease for intangible property are use of a computer program, or use of a radio frequency. The term rental agreement is also sometimes used to describe a periodic lease agreement internationally and in some regions of the United States.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LEASE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4313

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LEASE' in Nouns Frequency: #1552

Anagrams of LEASE

  1. Easel

Translations for LEASE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(the period of) an agreement giving the use of a house etc on payment of rent

We signed the lease yesterday; a twenty-year lease.

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