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English noun: rent

1. rent (possession) a payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service


Broader (hypernym)annuity in advance


Narrower (hyponym)ground rent, peppercorn rent, rack rent

2. rent (object) an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart


SamplesThere was a rip in his pants.
She had snags in her stockings.


Synonymsrip, snag, split, tear


Broader (hypernym)gap, opening

3. rent (possession) the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions


Synonymseconomic rent


Broader (hypernym)issue, payoff, proceeds, return, take, takings, yield

4. rent (act) the act of rending or ripping or splitting something


SamplesHe gave the envelope a vigorous rip.


Synonymsrip, split


Broader (hypernym)tear


English verb: rent

1. rent (social) let for money


SamplesWe rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad.


Synonymslease


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)contract, undertake

2. rent (possession) grant use or occupation of under a term of contract


SamplesI am leasing my country estate to some foreigners.


ExamplesThey rent cars to the tourists, They rent the tourists their cars


Synonymslease, let


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)sublease, sublet

3. rent (possession) engage for service under a term of contract


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


Synonymscharter, engage, hire, lease, take


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get

4. rent (social) hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services


Synonymscharter, hire, lease


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)contract, undertake









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