a contract renting land, buildings, etc., to another; a contract or instrument conveying property to another for a specified period or for a period determinable at the will of either or in consideration of rent or other compensation.
the property leased.
the period of time for which a lease is made:
a five-year lease.
verb (used with object), leased, leasing.
to grant the temporary possession or use of (lands, tenements, etc.) to another, usually for compensation at a fixed rate; let:
She plans to lease her apartment to a friend.
to take or hold by lease:
He leased the farm from the sheriff.
verb (used without object), leased, leasing.
to grant a lease; let or rent:
to lease at a lower rental.
a new lease on life, a chance to improve one’s situation or to live longer or more happily:
Plastic surgery gave him a new lease on life.
a contract by which property is conveyed to a person for a specified period, usually for rent
the instrument by which such property is conveyed
the period of time for which it is conveyed
a prospect of renewed health, happiness, etc: a new lease of life
to grant possession of (land, buildings, etc) by lease
to take a lease of (property); hold under a lease
(dialect) open pasture or common
late 14c., “legal contract conveying property, usually for a fixed period of time and with a fixed compensation,” from Anglo-French les (late 13c.), from lesser “to let, let go,” from Old French laissier “to let, allow, permit; bequeath, leave,” from Latin laxare “loosen, open, make wide,” from laxus “loose” (see lax). Modern French equivalent legs is altered by erroneous derivation from Latin legatum “bequest, legacy.”
late 15c., “to take a lease,” from Anglo-French lesser, Old French laissier “to let, leave” (see lease (n.). Related: Leased; leasing. Lessor, lessee in contract language preserves the Anglo-French form.
A contract that grants possession of property for a specified period of time in return for some kind of compensation.
see: new lease on life
[lees-muh n] /ˈlis mən/ noun, plural leasemen. 1. a person who land and obtains the rights to its use, especially oil-drilling rights.
[leesh] /liʃ/ noun 1. a chain, strap, etc., for controlling or leading a dog or other animal; lead. 2. check; curb; restraint: to keep one’s temper in leash; a tight leash on one’s subordinates. 3. Hunting. a brace and a half, as of foxes or hounds. verb (used with object) 4. to secure, control, or […]
noun, Mathematics. 1. the smallest number that is a common denominator of a given set of fractions. noun 1. another name for lowest common denominator
- Least of all
Especially not. For example, No one cared, least of all the manager, or None of them will attend, least of all Jim. [ Late 1800s ]