- 1A tenant’s regular payment to a landlord for the use of property or land: I cannot even afford to pay the rent on this flat [count noun]: the rise in council house rentsMore example sentences
- Rather than charge monthly rent, most landlords used to require tenants to put up huge cash deposits, often hundreds of thousands of dollars.
- A tenant paying rent to a non-resident landlord must deduct standard rate income tax from the rent paid to the landlord and pay the tax he has deducted to the Revenue.
- Breach of the tenant's obligation to pay rent gives the landlord certain rights, including the right of forfeiture.
- 1.1A sum paid for the hire of equipment.More example sentences
- From Nevada, tourist buses and cars can be hired on rent.
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- 1Pay someone for the use of (something, typically property, land, or a car): they rented a house together in Sussex (as adjective rented) a rented apartmentMore example sentences
- If you're traveling by plane in the coming months, chances are you'll be renting a car when you land.
- We landed in Las Vegas; Edward rented a car and we headed toward the mountains.
- The landlady lived on the top floor of the three story house and a few other people rented the other small apartments.
- 1.1(Of an owner) allow someone to use (something) in return for payment: he purchased a large tract of land and rented it out to local farmersMore example sentences
- I support the concept of home owners renting rooms to one or two students.
- The owners rented it out for the summers, and it looked like our summer neighbors were here early.
- It is now rented out and has its own separate entrance.
- 1.2 [no object] North American Be let or hired out at a specified rate: skis or snowboards rent for $60-80 for six daysMore example sentences
- The robot I have in mind will rent for about $600 per month, or about $1 per hour.
- Most wedding sized systems rent for anywhere from $250 to $500 dollars per day.
- Industrial units rent for between £37.60 and £59 per square metre depending on the size and standard of finish involved.
- Available to be rented: I do have a room for rentMore example sentences
- Landlords argue this would result in either fewer properties for rent, or higher rents at all levels of the rental market to offset the risk posed by troublesome tenants.
- Army and police guns go missing at intervals to be added to the stock of illegal weapons making the rounds - there is said to be a readily available supply of guns for rent.
- With cabins, unlike condos or houses for rent, there are packages that accommodate specific recreational activities.
Middle English: from Old French rente, from a root shared by render.
- A large tear in a piece of fabric: Eddie was dismayed by the rent in the roof of the tent • figurative they stared at the rents in the cloudsMore example sentences
- Thus did ceremonies and their successful conduct knit up the repeated homicidal rents in the social fabric.
- He walked the edge of a yawning hole tearing a rent across the earth.
- They trailed in limp defeat, their once proud banners torn from the bosom of the sky, and bedecked with many minute rents and holes within their pale canvass.
mid 16th century: from obsolete rent 'pull to pieces, lacerate', variant of rend.