What does lease mean?

Definitions for lease
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lease, rental, lettingnoun

    property that is leased or rented out or let

  2. leasenoun

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

  3. lease, term of a contractverb

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

  4. rent, leaseverb

    let for money

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

  5. rent, hire, charter, leaseverb

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

  6. lease, let, rentverb

    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, takeverb

    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. Leaseverb

    to gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean

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

  2. Leaseverb

    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

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

  3. Leaseverb

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

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

  4. Leaseverb

    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

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

  5. Leaseverb

    the contract for such letting

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

  6. Leaseverb

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

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

Freebase

  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.

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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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Numerology

  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. Monday Graham:

    This impulsive decision by the President has undone all the gains we've made, thrown the region into further chaos. Iran is licking their chops. And if I'm Monday Graham I've got a second lease on life. So to those who think ISIS has been defeated you will soon see.

  2. Brettny Hardy:

    The sale is going to lock in [ oil and gas ] production for years to come, by that time, we need to be moving away from fossil fuels in order to survive. This lease sale is a really critical juncture and is sending us in the exact opposite direction.

  3. Jerardo Olivarez:

    Stan Lee told me I had given Stan Lee a new lease on life after Mrs. Lee's passing, i had looked out for Stan Lee during recent contract negotiations with Pow ! [ Entertainment ]. Stan Lee gave me a check as a thank-you.

  4. Gary Miliefsky:

    [They] have become so frequent and due to the massively deployed secret botnets (malware running on computers all over the globe), you can lease a DDoS attack against any target, like Dyn, for a very low cost, in addition, with the exponential power of computing, one can build DoS equipment for less than $300.

  5. Nabhan Garcia:

    We're in favor of the Indian learning to farm, if he wants to lease the land, partner or plant it himself, it's his right. What's the problem? Quite the opposite, the day that the Indian starts to farm and to have his own income, it will be much better.

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