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Definition 1: the act of rending or ripping or splitting something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where rent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave the envelope a vigorous rip

Synonyms for rent in the sense of this definition

(rent is a kind of ...) the act of tearing

"he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"

Definition 2: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart - [noun denoting object]

Samples where rent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a rip in his pants
  • she had snags in her stockings

Synonyms for rent in the sense of this definition

(rent is a kind of ...) an open or empty space in or between things

"there was a small opening between the trees" "the explosion made a gap in the wall"

Definition 3: a payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service - [noun denoting possession]

(rent is a kind of ...) an annuity paid in a series of more or less equal payments at the beginning of equally spaced periods

"rent payable in advance constitutes an annuity in advance for the landlord"

(... is a kind of rent ) payment for the right to occupy and improve a piece of land

(... is a kind of rent ) very low or nominal rent

(... is a kind of rent ) an extortionate rent

Definition 4: the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for rent in the sense of this definition

(rent is a kind of ...) the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

"the average return was about 5%"

Definition 5: engage for service under a term of contract - [verb of possession]

Samples where rent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We took an apartment on a quiet street
  • Let's rent a car
  • Shall we take a guide in Rome?

Synonyms for rent in the sense of this definition

(rent is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

Definition 6: grant use or occupation of under a term of contract - [verb of possession]

Samples where rent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners

Synonyms for rent in the sense of this definition

(rent is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of rent ) lease or rent all or part of (a leased or rented property) to another person

"We sublet our apartment over the summer"

Synonyms for rent in the sense of this definition

(rent is a kind of ...) enter into a contractual arrangement

Samples where rent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad

Synonyms for rent in the sense of this definition

(rent is a kind of ...) enter into a contractual arrangement

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