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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tenant, renternoun

    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"

  2. renternoun

    an owner of property who receives payment for its use by another person


  1. renternoun

    One who rents property from another.

  2. renternoun

    One who owns or controls property and rents that property to another.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Renternoun

    He that holds by paying rent.

    Etymology: from rent.

    The estate will not be let for one penny more or less to the renter, amongst whomsoever the rent he pays be divided. John Locke.


  1. renter

    Renting, also known as hiring or letting, is an agreement where a payment is made for the temporary use of a good, service or property owned by another. A gross lease is when the tenant pays a flat rental amount and the landlord pays for all property charges regularly incurred by the ownership. An example of renting is equipment rental. Renting can be an example of the sharing economy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Renternoun

    one who rents or leases an estate; -- usually said of a lessee or tenant

  2. Renterverb

    to sew together so that the seam is scarcely visible; to sew up with skill and nicety; to finedraw

  3. Renterverb

    to restore the original design of, by working in new warp; -- said with reference to tapestry

  4. Etymology: [F. rentraire; L. pref. re- re- + in into, in + trahere to draw.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Renter

    ren′tėr, v.t. to sew together edge to edge, without doubling.—n. Rent′erer. [Fr. rentraire, to sew together.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Renter is ranked #57781 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Renter surname appeared 352 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Renter.

    82.9% or 292 total occurrences were White.
    11.3% or 40 total occurrences were Black.
    4.8% or 17 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of renter in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of renter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of renter in a Sentence

  1. Kosaku Yada:

    I think landlords appreciate anything that makes it easier to receive payments on time with less hassle for the renter, also, in an age of increased shared housing, the group payment service makes splitting rent much more user-friendly.

  2. Diane Yentel:

    Strengthening and enforcing renter protections is vitally important to addressing the broader housing crisis, there is a tremendous power imbalance in our housing system that tilts heavily in favor of landlords at the expense of low-income and other marginalized renters, putting families at greater risk of housing instability and homelessness and fueling racial inequity.

  3. Doug Bibby:

    For that reason, lawmakers need to act now to enact a direct renter assistance program.

  4. Gavin Newsom:

    In this year's State of the State address, I asked the Legislature to send me a strong renter protection package, today, they sent me the strongest package in America.

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