rent

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: rĕnt, IPA(key): /ɹɛnt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English rent, rente, from Old English renta, from Old French rente and Medieval Latin renta, both from Vulgar Latin *rendere, from Latin reddere, present active infinitive of reddō.

Noun[edit]

rent (countable and uncountable, plural rents)

  1. A payment made by a tenant at intervals in order to occupy a property.
    I am asking £100 a week rent.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 17, in 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.
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Descendants[edit]
  • Finnish: ränttü
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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.
    I rented a house from my friend's parents for a year.
  2. (transitive) To grant occupation in return for rent.
    We rented our house to our son's friend for a year.
  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]

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

Noun[edit]

rent (plural rents)

  1. A tear or rip in some surface.
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 10
      The brown paint on the door was so old that the naked wood showed between the rents.
    • 2020 September 23, Paul Bigland, “The tragic tale of the Tay Bridge disaster”, in Rail, page 81:
      The oscillations were getting so severe that painters on the bridge learned to tie down their tins before a train passed. They found holes and rents in the iron but never reported them as they were never asked, and it wasn't their job. These were deferential times, and few wanted to talk out of turn.
  2. A division or schism.
    • 2002, Michael B. Oren, Six Days of War: June 1967:
      [] the White House was considering sending Vice President Humphrey to Cairo to patch up the many rents in U.S.—Egyptian relations.
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Verb[edit]

rent

  1. simple past tense and past participle of rend

Adjective[edit]

rent (comparative more rent, superlative most rent)

  1. That has been torn or rent; ripped; torn.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      Indeed, we could clearly make out the arch and stony banks of this second cave, and, from their rent and jagged appearance, discovered that, like the first long passage down which we had passed through the cliff before we reached the quivering spur, it had, to all appearance, been torn in the bowels of the rock by the terrific force of some explosive gas.

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /reːˀnt/, [ˈʁæˀnd̥]

Adjective[edit]

rent

  1. neuter singular of ren

Adverb[edit]

rent

  1. purely (morally)
  2. purely (excluding other possibility)
  3. quite, completely

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

rent

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

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rent

  1. neuter singular of ren

Adverb[edit]

rent

  1. purely

Verb[edit]

rent

  1. past participle of renne

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

rent

  1. past participle of renna

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rent

  1. absolute indefinite neuter form of ren.

Adverb[edit]

rent (comparative renare, superlative renast)

  1. cleanly
  2. purely