Definitions for RENTrɛnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a payment made periodically by a tenant to a landlord in return for the use of land or property.

  2. a payment made by a lessee to an owner in return for the use of machinery, equipment, etc.

  3. the yield on a piece of land, as the profit on produce over the cost of production.

    Category: Business

  4. profit or return derived from any differential advantage in production.

  5. (v.t.)to grant the possession and use of (property, machinery, etc.) in return for payment of rent (often fol. by out).

  6. to take and hold (property, machinery, etc.) in return for payment of rent to the landlord or owner.

  7. (v.i.)to be leased or let for rent.

  8. to lease or let property.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. to take possession of and use property by paying rent.

Idioms for rent:

  1. for rent,available to be rented:

    an apartment for rent.

    Category: Idiom, Common Vocabulary

* Syn: See hire.

Origin of rent:

1125–75; rente < OF < VL *rendita, fem. ptp. of *rendere (see render1)



  1. an opening made by rending or tearing; fissure.

  2. a breach of relations; schism.

Origin of rent:

1525–35; n. use of rent (obs. or dial.) to tear, ME, appar. alter. of renden rend , based on the ptp.


  1. Ref: pt. and pp. of rend .

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rent(noun)

    a payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service

  2. rip, rent, snag, split, tear(noun)

    an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

    "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"

  3. economic rent, rent(noun)

    the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions

  4. rent, rip, split(verb)

    the act of rending or ripping or splitting something

    "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"

  5. rent, lease(verb)

    let for money

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

  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?"

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

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rent(noun)ɛnt

    money you pay to use sth that sb else owns

    I can't pay the rent on the house this month.

  2. rent(verb)ɛnt

    to pay money to use sth that sb else owns

    They rented a car in Florida.; We'll rent until we can afford to buy a house.

  3. rentɛnt

    to allow sb to rent sth

    We could rent the house out while we're away.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rent

    of Rend

  2. Rent(verb)

    to rant

  3. Rent

    imp. & p. p. of Rend

  4. Rent(noun)

    an opening made by rending; a break or breach made by force; a tear

  5. Rent(noun)

    figuratively, a schism; a rupture of harmony; a separation; as, a rent in the church

  6. Rent(verb)

    to tear. See Rend

  7. Rent(noun)

    income; revenue. See Catel

  8. Rent(noun)

    pay; reward; share; toll

  9. Rent(noun)

    a certain periodical profit, whether in money, provisions, chattels, or labor, issuing out of lands and tenements in payment for the use; commonly, a certain pecuniary sum agreed upon between a tenant and his landlord, paid at fixed intervals by the lessee to the lessor, for the use of land or its appendages; as, rent for a farm, a house, a park, etc

  10. Rent(noun)

    to grant the possession and enjoyment of, for a rent; to lease; as, the owwner of an estate or house rents it

  11. Rent(noun)

    to take and hold under an agreement to pay rent; as, the tennant rents an estate of the owner

  12. Rent(verb)

    to be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate rents for five hundred dollars a year


  1. Rent

    Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York City's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The musical was first seen in a limited three-week workshop production at New York Theatre Workshop in 1994. This same off-Broadway theatre was also the musical's initial home following its official January 25, 1996 opening. The show's creator, Jonathan Larson, died suddenly the night before the off-Broadway premiere. The show won a Pulitzer Prize, and the production was a hit. The musical moved to Broadway's larger Nederlander Theatre on April 29, 1996. On Broadway, Rent gained critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Musical among other awards. The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008 after a 12-year run of 5,123 performances, the ninth longest-running Broadway show at the time. The production grossed over $280 million. The success of the show led to several national tours and numerous foreign productions. In 2005 it was adapted into a motion picture that features most of the original cast members.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'RENT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3705

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    Rank popularity for the word 'RENT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2156

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RENT' in Nouns Frequency: #1220

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    Rank popularity for the word 'RENT' in Verbs Frequency: #910

Anagrams of RENT

  1. Tren

Translations for RENT

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an old word for a tear (in clothes etc).

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