someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else
"the landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent"
a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease)
any occupant who dwells in a place
occupy as a tenant
One who pays a fee (rent) in return for the use of land, buildings, or other property owned by others.
One who holds a property by any kind of right, including ownership.
To hold as, or be, a tenant.
Origin: First attested 1325, from tenaunt, from tenant, present participle of tenir, from tenere, present active infinitive of teneo.
one who holds or possesses lands, or other real estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in common, in severalty, for life, for years, or at will; also, one who has the occupation or temporary possession of lands or tenements the title of which is in another; -- correlative to landlord. See Citation from Blackstone, under Tenement, 2
one who has possession of any place; a dweller; an occupant
to hold, occupy, or possess as a tenant
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ten′ant, n. one who holds or possesses land or property under another, the payments and services which he owes to his superior constituting his tenure: one who has, on certain conditions, temporary possession of any place, an occupant.—v.t. to hold as a tenant.—n. Ten′ancy, a holding by private ownership: a temporary holding of land or property by a tenant.—adj. Ten′antable, fit to be tenanted: in a state of repair suitable for a tenant.—n. Ten′ant-farm′er, a farmer who rents a farm from the landlord.—adj. Ten′antless, without a tenant.—ns.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Tenant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3697
Rank popularity for the word 'Tenant' in Nouns Frequency: #1012
The numerical value of Tenant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Tenant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Kindness is a tenant is in the house of love.
Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man.
What I like is that it focuses on the positives and it reinforces the universal tenant that good does triumph over evil.
The current real-estate boom ... is not like the real-estate booms we have seen before, it is not going down. This is the landlord-tenant equivalent of climate change.
In these discussions, the primary concern was the effect on the neighborhoods, the concern was largely about properties where the owner was not on-site to be affected by and accountable for tenant behavior.
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Translations for Tenant
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- inquilí, llogaterCatalan, Valencian
- nájemce, vlastníkCzech
- Eigentümer, Mieter, Besitzer, mieten, Pächter, BewohnerGerman
- ένοικος, νομέας, ενοικιάζω, μισθωτής, μισθώνω, επικαρπωτής, ενοικιαστήςGreek
- inquilino, arrendatarioSpanish
- مستاجر, مستPersian
- asukas, vuokralainen, haltija, vuokrata, vuokraaja, vuokramies, torppariFinnish
- occupant, locataire, louerFrench
- okupero, habitanto, lokacanto, habitero, lokacero, okupantoIdo
- inquilino, locatarioItalian
- 借り主, 賃借人, 借りる, [[土地]][[を]][[借りる]], 借地人, 小作人Japanese
- gobrener, gobrenoresCornish
- huurder, pachter, bewonerDutch
- najemca, dzierżawcaPolish
- снимать, жилец, квартиросъёмщик, арендатор, арендовать, съёмщикRussian
- станар, stanarka, станарка, stanarSerbo-Croatian
- hyra, arrendator, arrendera, hyresgästSwedish
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