rent

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Etymology 1[edit]

Old French rente, from Vulgar Latin rendere (to render).

Noun[edit]

rent (plural rents)

  1. A payment made by a tenant at intervals in order to occupy a property.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 17, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      This time was most dreadful for Lilian. Thrown on her own resources and almost penniless, she maintained herself and paid the rent of a wretched room near the hospital by working as a charwoman, sempstress, anything.
  2. A similar payment for the use of equipment or a service.
  3. (economics) A profit from possession of a valuable right, as a restricted license to engage in a trade or business.
    A New York city taxicab license earns more than $10,000 a year in rent.
  4. An object for which rent is charged or paid.
  5. (obsolete) income; revenue
    • Gower
      [Bacchus] a waster was and all his rent / In wine and bordel he dispent.
    • Alexander Pope
      So bought an annual rent or two, / And liv'd, just as you see I do.
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Verb[edit]

rent (third-person singular simple present rents, present participle renting, simple past and past participle rented)

  1. (transitive) To occupy premises in exchange for rent.
  2. (transitive) To grant occupation in return for rent.
  3. (transitive) To obtain or have temporary possession of an object (e.g. a movie) in exchange for money.
  4. (intransitive) To be leased or let for rent.
    The house rents for five hundred dollars a month.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Middle English renten (to tear). Variant form of renden.

Noun[edit]

rent (plural rents)

  1. A tear or rip in some surface.
  2. A division or schism.
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rent

  1. simple past tense and past participle of rend

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rent

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of rennen
  2. plural imperative of rennen

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Adjective[edit]

rent

  1. absolute indefinite neuter form of ren.

Adverb[edit]

rent (comparative renare, superlative renast)

  1. cleanly
  2. purely