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rent1

[rent] /rɛnt/
noun
1.
a payment made periodically by a tenant to a landlord in return for the use of land, a building, an apartment, an office, or other property.
2.
a payment or series of payments made by a lessee to an owner in return for the use of machinery, equipment, etc.
3.
Economics. the excess of the produce or return yielded by a given piece of cultivated land over the cost of production; the yield from a piece of land or real estate.
4.
profit or return derived from any differential advantage in production.
5.
Obsolete. revenue or income.
verb (used with object)
6.
to grant the possession and enjoyment of (property, machinery, etc.) in return for the payment of rent from the tenant or lessee. (often followed by out).
7.
to take and hold (property, machinery, etc.) in return for the payment of rent to the landlord or owner.
verb (used without object)
8.
to be leased or let for rent:
This apartment rents cheaply.
9.
to lease or let property.
10.
to take possession of and use property by paying rent:
She rents from a friend.
Idioms
11.
for rent, available to be rented, as a home or store:
an apartment for rent.
Origin
1125-1175
1125-75; (noun) Middle English rente < Old French < Vulgar Latin *rendita, feminine past participle of *rendere (see render1); (v.) Middle English renten < Old French renter, derivative of rente
Related forms
rentability, noun
rentable, adjective
unrentable, adjective
Synonyms
7. lease, let. See hire.

rent2

[rent] /rɛnt/
noun
1.
an opening made by rending or tearing; slit; fissure.
2.
a breach of relations or union between individuals or groups; schism.
verb
3.
simple past tense and past participle of rend.
Origin
1325-75 for v. sense; 1525-35 for def 1; Middle English; see rend
Synonyms
1. tear, split, rift, cleft, rip, rupture, fracture. 2. division, separation.

rend

[rend] /rɛnd/
verb (used with object), rent, rending.
1.
to separate into parts with force or violence:
The storm rent the ship to pieces.
2.
to tear apart, split, or divide:
a racial problem that is rending the nation.
3.
to pull or tear violently (often followed by away, off, up, etc.).
4.
to tear (one's garments or hair) in grief, rage, etc.
5.
to disturb (the air) sharply with loud noise.
6.
to harrow or distress (the heart) with painful feelings.
verb (used without object), rent, rending.
7.
to split or tear something.
8.
to become torn or split.
Origin
before 950; Middle English renden, Old English rendan; cognate with Old Frisian renda
Related forms
rendible, adjective
Synonyms
2. rive, sunder, sever, cleave, chop, fracture, rupture. See tear2 .
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Examples from the web for rent
  • He uses an index of average house prices and the imputed rent paid by owner-occupiers that goes into the consumer-price index.
  • He helped them open bank accounts and paid for various expenses, apparently including their first month's rent.
  • For this privilege, my parents paid twenty extra dollars a month in rent.
  • For tenants, writing the monthly rent check is usually a mundane task.
  • If you have to rent the book, then the book to me is not worth the quality to be used.
  • One such is its proposal to impose a retrospective ban on upward-only rent reviews on commercial-property leases.
  • Those who make and pay for their own repairs pay a lower rent.
  • It is everyones right to demonstrate peacefully without some rent a cop abusing his authority.
  • Or, if you'd prefer, you can rent a bicycle or even a motor scooter.
  • For larger lawns, you may prefer to rent a dethatching machine.
British Dictionary definitions for rent

rent1

/rɛnt/
noun
1.
a payment made periodically by a tenant to a landlord or owner for the occupation or use of land, buildings, or by a user for the use of other property, such as a telephone
2.
(economics)
  1. that portion of the national income accruing to owners of land and real property
  2. the return derived from the cultivation of land in excess of production costs
  3. See economic rent
3.
(mainly US & Canadian) for rent, available for use and occupation subject to the payment of rent
verb
4.
(transitive) to grant (a person) the right to use one's property in return for periodic payments
5.
(transitive) to occupy or use (property) in return for periodic payments
6.
(intransitive) often foll by at. to be let or rented (for a specified rental)
Derived Forms
rentability, noun
rentable, adjective
Word Origin
C12: from Old French rente revenue, from Vulgar Latin rendere (unattested) to yield; see render

rent2

/rɛnt/
noun
1.
a slit or opening made by tearing or rending; tear
2.
a breach or division, as in relations
verb
3.
the past tense and past participle of rend

rend

/rɛnd/
verb rends, rending, rent
1.
to tear with violent force or to be torn in this way; rip
2.
(transitive) to tear or pull (one's clothes, etc), esp as a manifestation of rage or grief
3.
(transitive) (of a noise or cry) to disturb (the air, silence, etc) with a shrill or piercing tone
4.
(transitive) to pain or distress (the heart, conscience, etc)
Derived Forms
rendible, adjective
Word Origin
Old English rendan; related to Old Frisian renda
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Word Origin and History for rent
n.

"payment for use of property," mid-12c., a legal sense, originally "income, revenue" (late Old English), from Old French rente "payment due; profit, income," from Vulgar Latin *rendita, noun use of fem. past participle of rendere "to render" (see render (v.)).

"torn place," 1530s, noun use of Middle English renten "to tear, rend" (early 14c.), variant of renden (see rend (v.)).

v.

mid-15c., "to rent out property, grant possession and enjoyment of in exchange for a consideration paid," from Old French renter "pay dues to," or from rent (n.1). Related: Rented; renting. Earlier (mid-14c.) in the more general sense of "provide with revenue." Sense of "to take and hold in exchange for rent" is from 1520s. Intransitive sense of "be leased for rent" is from 1784. Prefix rent-a- first attested 1921, mainly of businesses that rented various makes of car (Rentacar is a trademark registered in U.S. 1924); extended to other "temporary" uses since 1961.

rend

v.

Old English rendan, hrendan "to tear, cut down," from West Germanic *randijanan (cf. Old Frisian renda "to cut, break," Middle Low German rende "anything broken," German Rinde "bark, crust"), probably related to rind. Related: Rended; rent; rending.

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Slang definitions & phrases for rent

rent

Related Terms

bet the farm, high-rent


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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rent in the Bible

(Isa. 3:24), probably a rope, as rendered in the LXX. and Vulgate and Revised Version, or as some prefer interpreting the phrase, "girdle and robe are torn [i.e., are 'a rent'] by the hand of violence."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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