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- A payment made by a tenant at intervals in order to lease a property.
- I am asking £300 a week rent.
- 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XVII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
- 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.
- 1987, “Rent”, in Actually, performed by Pet Shop Boys:
- We never ever argue, we never calculate / The currency we've spent / I love you, you pay my rent
- A similar payment for the use of a product, equipment or a service.
- (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.
- An object for which rent is charged or paid.
- (obsolete) Income; revenue.
- base rent
- black rent
- chief rent
- dry rent
- economic rent
- for rent
- ground rent
- live rent-free in someone's head
- live rent free in someone's head
- pay the rent
- peppercorn rent
- quit rent
- rack rent
- rent boy
- rent control
- rent money
- rent review
- rent roll
- rent seeking
- rent strike
- white rent
- → Finnish: ränttü
payment made by a tenant
payment made for the use of equipment or a service
- (transitive) To take a lease of premises in exchange for rent.
- I rented a house from my friend's parents for a year.
- (transitive, informal) To grant a lease in return for rent.
- We rented our house to our son's friend for a year.
- (transitive) To obtain or have temporary possession of an object (e.g. a movie) in exchange for money.
- (intransitive, informal) To be leased or let for rent.
- The house rents for five hundred dollars a month.
to occupy premises in exchange for rent
to grant occupation in return for rent
obtain/have temporary possession of an object such as a movie
rent (plural rents)
- A tear or rip in some surface.
- 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.
- 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.
a tear or rip
a division or schism between two things.
- That has been torn or rent; ripped; torn.
- 1886 October – 1887 January, H[enry] Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure, London: Longmans, Green, and Co., published 1887, →OCLC:
- 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.
- 1898, George Bernard Shaw, Caesar and Cleopatra:
- Cleopatra is rent by a struggle between her newly-acquired dignity as a queen, and a strong impulse to put out her tongue at him.
- rent: income; revenue
- c. 1386–1390, John Gower, edited by Reinhold Pauli, Confessio Amantis of John Gower: Edited and Collated with the Best Manuscripts, volumes (please specify |volume=I, II, or III), London: Bell and Daldy […], published 1857, →OCLC:
- [Bacchus] a wastor was and all his rent / In wine and bordel he dispent.
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- “ren” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- 1927, “ZONG OF TWI MAARKEET MOANS”, in THE ANCIENT DIALECT OF THE BARONIES OF FORTH AND BARGY, COUNTY WEXFORD, line 12:
- "Swingale," co the umost, "thou liest well a rent,
- "Swindle," said the other, "you know quite well,
- Kathleen A. Browne (1927) The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Sixth Series, Vol.17 No.2, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, page 129