- Verb: rent rent
- Let for money
"We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"
- Grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
- lease, let
- Engage for service under a term of contract
"Let's rent a car"
- lease, hire, charter, engage, take
- Hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
- hire, charter, lease
- A payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service
- An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
- rip, snag, split, tear
- The return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
- economic rent
- The act of rending or ripping or splitting something
- rip, split
Derived forms: rents, renting, rented
- Let for money
■ noun [U,C]
GROUND RENT, PEPPERCORN RENT
an amount of money that you pay regularly so that you can use a property, etc:
Office rents in London fell by 15%.
The landlord has put the rent up again.
Her company has saved at least €240 000 in rent.
⇨ HIRE noun
a fair/high/low rent
◆ to charge/pay rent
◆ to fall behind with/owe rent
2 (especially AmE) = RENTAL (1)
for rent (especially AmE)
(especially on printed signs) available to rent:
offices and warehouses for rent
1 [+ obj or no obj]
to regularly pay money to sb so that you can use sth that they own, such as a property, a machine, etc:
She rents office space from a letting agency.
2 [+ obj] rent sth (out) (to sb)
to allow sb to use sth that you own in exchange for payment:
They rent office space to an IT company.
She wants to rent out the top floor of the building.
The company specializes in the renting of industrial machinery.
3 [+ obj] (especially AmE)
to pay money to sb so that you can use sth for a short period of time:
We rented a car at the airport.
Consumers spent $3.7 billion on renting DVDs.
4 [no obj] (AmE)
to be available for sb to use if they pay a particular amount of money:
The apartment rents for $600 a month.
renter noun [C]:
a renter of industrial equipment
It's a renter's market
(= rents are cheap at the moment).
⇨ HIRE, LEASE, LET
A payment for the use of land, usually under a lease. The most usual kinds are ground rent and rack rent. Rack rent is paid when no capital payment (premium) has been made for the lease and the rent therefore represents the full value of the land and buildings. The amount of rent may be regulated by statute in certain cases.
Regular payments to an owner for the use of some leased property.
- More: Next
- the crown derived rents and other revenue.
- infants were rent from their mother 's arms.
- her heart was rent by conflicting emotions.
- she smote her breast and rent her garments.
- do you own or rent your video?