What does lease mean?

Definitions for lease

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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?"

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

  7. Origin: [F. laisser, OF. laissier, lessier, to leave, transmit, L. laxare to loose, slacken, from laxus loose, wide. See Lax, and cf. Lesser.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lease

    lēs, n. a contract letting a house, farm, &c. for a term of years: the duration or term of tenure: any tenure.—v.t. to let for a term of years:—pr.p. leas′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. leased.—adjs. Leas′able; Lease′hold, held by lease or contract.—n. a tenure held by lease.—ns. Lease′holder; Leas′er, one who leases. [Fr. laisser, to leave—L. laxāre, to loose, laxus, loose.]

  2. Lease

    lēz, v.i. (prov.) to glean.—n. Leas′ing, gleaning. [A.S. lesan, to gather.]

  3. Lease

    lēs, n. in weaving, the plane in which the warp-threads cross: this system of crossing.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lease in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of lease in a Sentence

  1. Al Baker:

    We will have no alternative but to lease. We awaiting final response from airbus.

  2. Imperial Oil:

    We are focused on securing a lease extension, not contemplating a potential penalty.

  3. Berman Jackson:

    What they're saying is the lease and the key are the beginning and end of the story.

  4. Al Baker:

    We don't need to lease because we need to give other airlines the opportunity to feed.

  5. Nusret Gke:

    We’ve already signed a lease for our first Salt Bae in Los Angeles — Soho is next.

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Translations for lease

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  • pachten, PachtGerman
  • εκμίσθωση, σύμβαση μίσθωσης, μισθωτήριοGreek
  • arrendamientoSpanish
  • کرایه دادنPersian
  • vuokrasopimus, vuokrata, vuokra-aikaFinnish
  • gabhail, gabh air mhàlScottish Gaelic
  • rīhi, rīhitangaMāori
  • leasingPolish
  • [[сда́ча]] [[внаём]], арендова́ть, [[брать]] [[внаём]], [[взять]] [[внаём]], аре́нда, ли́зинг, [[сда́ча]] в [[аренда, [[брать]] в [[аренда, [[взять]] в [[арендаRussian

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