What does lease mean?

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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

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

  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

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

  3. Lease(verb)

    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. 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

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

  5. Lease(verb)

    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. Lease(verb)

    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.

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

How to pronounce lease?

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How to say lease in sign language?

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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. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    Without commenting on specific announcements by private companies, I would remind you that under the [ Iran deal ] we issued a statement of licensing policy that allowed for case-by-case licensing of individuals and entities seeking to export, re-export, sell, lease, or transfer to Iran commercial passenger aircraft and associated parts and services exclusively for commercial passenger aviation.

  2. Lady Nancy Astor:

    Nancy astor -Mr Churchill you're drunk Churchill-- you madam are ugly at lease Tomorrow I'll sober

  3. The Justice Department:

    Delta's agreement to lease slots at Newark to United, the focus of the Department of Justice lawsuit announced today, is an independent transaction and does not affect Delta's separate agreement to lease slots from United at New York-JFK Airport.

  4. 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.

  5. Mark Zaid:

    When this started to become an issue in November, with the lease provision, I said find me a plaintiff and I ’ll take the case. Scott Rome is a business lawyer in D.C. Rome approached me and said Scott Rome could get some restaurants.

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Translations for lease

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  • عقد الإيجارArabic
  • 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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