the property leased.
the period of time for which a lease is made: a five-year lease.
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.
to grant a lease; let or rent: to lease at a lower rental.
Idioms about 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.
- leas·a·ble, adjective
- leaseless, adjective
- leaser, noun
- un·leas·a·ble, adjective
- un·leased, adjective
- well-leased, adjective
Other definitions for lease (2 of 2)
a system for keeping the warp in position and under control by alternately crossing the warp yarn over and under the lease rods.
the order of drawing in the warp ends.
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How to use lease in a sentence
That process will continue for 30 days, at which point DOI has another 30 days before it can issue a final notice of lease sales.
It is instead, Allen said, a transitional housing program with “wraparound services,” operating with the women as guests bound by a “covenant” agreement that is not a lease.Domestic violence survivors say they were kicked out by the housing program that promised to help them | Rachel Chason, Katie Mettler | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
The reason, they say, is that fewer companies may be obtaining leases but their departures will be offset by other companies embracing “de-densification”—using more space for the same number of employees.No, offices aren’t going away—but they won’t be the same | Jeff | October 27, 2020 | Fortune
While individual employees like Crabbe are paying out of pocket for an office that isn’t at home, some companies are also opting to give up their leases in favor of a flexible model in a coworking space.With offices closed, WeWork and other coworking spaces jump on market opportunity | Alyssa Newcomb | October 24, 2020 | Fortune
They believe the lease violates that requirement because the city has long been unable to use the building.101 Ash Landlord Accuses City of Violations Beyond Missed Rent | Lisa Halverstadt | October 15, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
British Dictionary definitions for lease (1 of 2)
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, etc: a new lease of life
to grant possession of (land, buildings, etc) by lease
to take a lease of (property); hold under a lease
- leasable, adjective
- leaser, noun
British Dictionary definitions for lease (2 of 2)
dialect open pasture or common
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Cultural definitions for lease
A contract that grants possession of property for a specified period of time in return for some kind of compensation.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with lease
see new lease on life.
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