verb (used with object), leased, leas·ing.
verb (used without object), leased, leas·ing.
Origin of lease1
Synonyms for lease
Origin of lease2
Examples from the Web for lease
Contemporary Examples of lease
So Wilson had to innovate a new business plan—a $950 monthly lease, with 2,000 free copies.Pioneers in Printing
The Daily Beast
October 21, 2014
The schools buy or lease nearly everything from companies owned by Mitchell.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’
October 15, 2014
He has underpinned his future program by winning from NASA a 20-year lease on the legendary launch pad 39A at Cape Canaveral.
Musk is there, too, having taken a three-year lease at Spaceport for testing reusable rockets.
And people searching to take over a lease can select “landlord approved” apartments to streamline the process.From a Broken Lease, a Dream NYC Home
September 17, 2014
Historical Examples of lease
He sat down at Jenkins's desk, and began to read over a lease.
"The lease is not in a hurry, sir," returned incorrigible Roland.
He refused to renew the lease; and the man went wildly elsewhere.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
Six weeks from the day he had obtained his lease he began his glue-making.Alice Adams
The directors under their lease were entitled to the remaining $75,000.The Railroad Question
Word Origin for lease
Word Origin for lease
late 14c., "legal contract conveying property, usually for a fixed period of time and with a fixed compensation," from Anglo-French les (late 13c.), from lesser "to let, let go," from Old French laissier "to let, allow, permit; bequeath, leave," from Latin laxare "loosen, open, make wide," from laxus "loose" (see lax). Modern French equivalent legs is altered by erroneous derivation from Latin legatum "bequest, legacy."
late 15c., "to take a lease," from Anglo-French lesser, Old French laissier "to let, leave" (see lease (n.). Related: Leased; leasing. Lessor, lessee in contract language preserves the Anglo-French form.
A contract that grants possession of property for a specified period of time in return for some kind of compensation.
see new lease on life.