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Meaning & Definition of Rent in English

English

Rent

/rɛnt/

noun

1. A payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service

    synonym:
  • rent

2. An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

  • "There was a rip in his pants"
  • "She had snags in her stockings"
    synonym:
  • rip
  • ,
  • rent
  • ,
  • snag
  • ,
  • split
  • ,
  • tear

3. The return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions

    synonym:
  • economic rent
  • ,
  • rent

4. The act of rending or ripping or splitting something

  • "He gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
    synonym:
  • rent
  • ,
  • rip
  • ,
  • split

verb

1. Let for money

  • "We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"
    synonym:
  • rent
  • ,
  • lease

2. Grant use or occupation of under a term of contract

  • "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"
    synonym:
  • lease
  • ,
  • let
  • ,
  • rent

3. 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?"
    synonym:
  • lease
  • ,
  • rent
  • ,
  • hire
  • ,
  • charter
  • ,
  • engage
  • ,
  • take

4. Hold under a lease or rental agreement

  • Of goods and services
    synonym:
  • rent
  • ,
  • hire
  • ,
  • charter
  • ,
  • lease

Examples of using

Where can I rent a furnished room?
How much rent do you pay for the apartment?
How much rent does Tom charge you?