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Meaning of RENT

Pronunciation:  rent

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
  2. [n]  an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"
  3. [n]  a regular payment by a tenant to a landlord for use of some property
  4. [n]  the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
  5. [adj]  shattered or torn up or torn apart violently as by e.g. wind or lightning or explosive; "an old blasted apple tree"; "a tree rent by lightning"; "cities torn by bombs"; "earthquake-torn streets"
  6. [v]  engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
  7. [v]  grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"
  8. [v]  let for money; of housing
  9. [v]  hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

RENT is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: blasted, charter, charter, damaged, economic rent, engage, hire, hire, lease, lease, let, rip, rip, ripped, split, split, take, tear, torn
 See Also: acquire, annuity in advance, contract, farm out, gap, get, give, ground rent, hire out, issue, opening, payoff, peppercorn rent, proceeds, rack rent, rent out, return, sublease, sublet, take, takings, tear, undertake, yield



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rent\, n. (Polit. Econ.)
    (a) That portion of the produce of the earth paid to the
        landlord for the use of the ``original and indestructible
        powers of the soil;'' the excess of the return from a
        given piece of cultivated land over that from land of
        equal area at the ``margin of cultivation.'' Called also
        {economic, or Ricardian, rent}. Economic rent is due
        partly to differences of productivity, but chiefly to
        advantages of location; it is equivalent to ordinary or
        commercial rent less interest on improvements, and nearly
        equivalent to ground rent.
    (b) Loosely, a return or profit from a differential advantage
        for production, as in case of income or earnings due to
        rare natural gifts creating a natural monopoly.
  2. \Rent\ (r?nt), v. i.
    To rant. [R. & Obs.] --Hudibras.
  3. \Rent\,
    imp. & p. p. of {Rend}.
  4. \Rent\, n. [From {Rend}.]
    1. An opening made by rending; a break or breach made by
       force; a tear.
             See what a rent the envious Casca made. --Shak.
    2. Figuratively, a schism; a rupture of harmony; a
       separation; as, a rent in the church.
    Syn: Fissure; breach; disrupture; rupture; tear;
         dilaceration; break; fracture.
  5. \Rent\, v. t.
    To tear. See {Rend}. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  6. \Rent\, n. [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita, fem. sing.
    or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give back, pay.
    See {Render}.]
    1. Income; revenue. See {Catel}. [Obs.] ``Catel had they
       enough and rent.'' --Chaucer.
             [Bacchus] a waster was and all his rent In wine and
             bordel he dispent.                    --Gower.
             So bought an annual rent or two, And liv'd, just as
             you see I do.                         --Pope.
    2. Pay; reward; share; toll. [Obs.]
             Death, that taketh of high and low his rent.
    3. (Law) A certain periodical profit, whether in money,
       provisions, chattels, or labor, issuing out of lands and
       tenements in payment for the use; commonly, a certain
       pecuniary sum agreed upon between a tenant and his
       landlord, paid at fixed intervals by the lessee to the
       lessor, for the use of land or its appendages; as, rent
       for a farm, a house, a park, etc.
    Note: The term rent is also popularly applied to compensation
          for the use of certain personal chattels, as a piano, a
          sewing machine, etc.
    {Black rent}. See {Blackmail}, 3.
    {Forehand rent}, rent which is paid in advance; foregift.
    {Rent arrear}, rent in arrears; unpaid rent. --Blackstone.
    {Rent charge} (Law), a rent reserved on a conveyance of land
       in fee simple, or granted out of lands by deed; -- so
       called because, by a covenant or clause in the deed of
       conveyance, the land is charged with a distress for the
       payment of it. --Bouvier.
    {Rent roll}, a list or account of rents or income; a rental.
    {Rent seck} (Law), a rent reserved by deed, but without any
       clause of distress; barren rent. A power of distress was
       made incident to rent seck by Statute 4 George II. c. 28.
    {Rent service} (Eng. Law), rent reserved out of land held by
       fealty or other corporeal service; -- so called from such
       service being incident to it.
    {White rent}, a quitrent when paid in silver; -- opposed to
       black rent.
  7. \Rent\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rented}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Renting}.] [F. renter. See {Rent}, n.]
    1. To grant the possession and enjoyment of, for a rent; to
       lease; as, the owwner of an estate or house rents it.
    2. To take and hold under an agreement to pay rent; as, the
       tennant rents an estate of the owner.
  8. \Rent\, v. i.
    To be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate rents for five
    hundred dollars a year.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are paying rent means satisfactory finances. Dreaming that you cannot pay rent, is a bad omen by which you will see much failure in trade. Dreaming that you are renting a house indicates new and profitable dealings.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(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."