[ lees ]
/ lis /
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 lessor or lessee 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, leas·ing.
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, leas·ing.
to grant a lease; let or rent: to lease at a lower rental.
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Idioms for lease
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.
Origin of lease1
OTHER WORDS FROM lease
leas·a·ble, adjectivelease·less, adjectiveleas·er, nounun·leas·a·ble, adjective
un·leased, adjectivewell-leased, adjective
Words nearby lease
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British Dictionary definitions for leasable (1 of 2)
/ (liːs) /
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, etca new lease of life
to grant possession of (land, buildings, etc) by lease
to take a lease of (property); hold under a lease
Derived forms of leaseleasable, adjectiveleaser, noun
Word Origin for lease
C15: via Anglo-French from Old French lais (n), from laissier to let go, from Latin laxāre to loosen
British Dictionary definitions for leasable (2 of 2)
/ (liːz) /
dialect open pasture or common
Word Origin for lease
Old English lǣs; perhaps related to Old Norse lāth property
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Cultural definitions for leasable
A contract that grants possession of property for a specified period of time in return for some kind of compensation.
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Idioms and Phrases with leasable
see new lease on life.
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