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.
    • 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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Gower and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      [Bacchus] a waster was and all his rent / In wine and bordel he dispent.
    • 1733-1738, Alexander Pope, Imitations of Horace:
      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.
    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.
  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

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Dutch[edit]

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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]

Adjective[edit]

rent

  1. absolute indefinite neuter form of ren.

Adverb[edit]

rent (comparative renare, superlative renast)

  1. cleanly
  2. purely