a payment made periodically by a tenant to a landlord in return for the use of land, a building, an apartment, an office, or other property.
a payment or series of payments made by a lessee to an owner in return for the use of machinery, equipment, etc.
Economics. the excess of the produce or return yielded by a given piece of cultivated land over the cost of production; the yield from a piece of land or real estate.
profit or return derived from any differential advantage in production.
Obsolete. revenue or income.
verb (used with object)
to grant the possession and enjoyment of (property, machinery, etc.) in return for the payment of rent from the tenant or lessee. (often followed by out).
to take and hold (property, machinery, etc.) in return for the payment of rent to the landlord or owner.
verb (used without object)
to be leased or let for rent:
This apartment rents cheaply.
to lease or let property.
to take possession of and use property by paying rent:
She rents from a friend.
for rent, available to be rented, as a home or store:
an apartment for rent.
an opening made by rending or tearing; slit; fissure.
a breach of relations or union between individuals or groups; schism.
simple past tense and past participle of rend.
a payment made periodically by a tenant to a landlord or owner for the occupation or use of land, buildings, or by a user for the use of other property, such as a telephone
that portion of the national income accruing to owners of land and real property
the return derived from the cultivation of land in excess of production costs
See economic rent
(mainly US & Canadian) for rent, available for use and occupation subject to the payment of rent
(transitive) to grant (a person) the right to use one’s property in return for periodic payments
(transitive) to occupy or use (property) in return for periodic payments
(intransitive) often foll by at. to be let or rented (for a specified rental)
a slit or opening made by tearing or rending; tear
a breach or division, as in relations
the past tense and past participle of rend
(Isa. 3:24), probably a rope, as rendered in the LXX. and Vulgate and Revised Version, or as some prefer interpreting the phrase, “girdle and robe are torn [i.e., are ‘a rent’] by the hand of violence.”
or rent seeking [rent-see-king] /ˈrɛntˌsi kɪŋ/ noun, Economics. 1. the act or process of using one’s assets and resources to increase one’s share of existing wealth without creating new wealth. 2. (specifically) the act or process of exploiting the political process or manipulating the economic environment to increase one’s revenue or profits: Rent-seeking by lobbyists […]
[rent-stey-buh-lahyzd] /ˈrɛntˌsteɪ bəˌlaɪzd/ adjective, (of housing) 1. regulated by law so that rent increases may not exceed a specified amount.
noun 1. a temporary, organized refusal by tenants, as of an apartment building, to pay their rent, as in protest over inadequate services.
noun, English Furniture. 1. a drum table of the 18th century, having six drawers and originally used by landlords to keep rent money and papers pertaining to their estates.