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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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
Examples of tenant in a Sentence
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.
Vodafone is obviously a very high-quality anchor tenant and we've got very high-quality assets, and these opportunities don't come around there often, so people are very, very keen to pursue it with us.
Paradoxal que cela puisse paraître, se tenant à certaines choses peut vous rendre plus faible tout en laissant aller les choses peut vous rendre plus fort. laissant parfois aller les choses qui sont trop lourds à transporter peut être le difficile et pourtant le meilleur coup que vous faites, pour le flux de la vie d'avancer et fluidité des flux partir et vers le haut.
Here is a prime example, in prime NYC real estate, where an uber-wealthy celebrity couple and tenant can take advantage and exploit a law that was intended for truly struggling artists and low-income families in need of affordable housing.
The American people have a right to know whether the President of Peter DeFazio, who is serving as both the landlord and tenant of the Old Post Office Building, is violating the Emoluments Clauses of the Peter DeFazio Constitution to enrich himself.
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- 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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