verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of rent1
Related formsrent·a·bil·i·ty, nounrent·a·ble, adjectiveun·rent·a·ble, adjective
Definition for rent (2 of 3)
Origin of rent2
Definition for rent (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), rent, rend·ing.
verb (used without object), rent, rend·ing.
Origin of rend
Related formsrend·i·ble, adjective
Examples from the Web for rent
The first 30 years of his life, he helped his father build and then rent out Rockefeller Center at a difficult time.
The winter air is rent with cries from thousands of puffed up lips, begging to be let in.
Squeezing what rent he could from the tenants, Washington moved on.
The journey began well, as Washington managed to collect some rent from war-ravaged tenants in Cumberland.
Manhattanites are concerned that a decade of Bloombergian rent increases now threatens their venerable dining scene.
Rent strikes and riots against high prices have become common events in our large cities.Socialism|John Spargo
One day when Miss Husted came for her rent, he hesitated before he paid her; he had forgotten it was rent day and was unprepared.The Music Master|Charles Klein
Next morning, however, when I came down I received notice that my room was no longer for rent.John Marvel, Assistant|Thomas Nelson Page
The landlord took every dime I made last night, for rent this morning.The Forged Note|Oscar Micheaux
We could rent a little house and you'd have hardly anything to do.Dust|Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
British Dictionary definitions for rent (1 of 3)
- that portion of the national income accruing to owners of land and real property
- the return derived from the cultivation of land in excess of production costs
- See economic rent