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 rents (2 of 2)
Origin of rent2
Examples from the Web for rents
“Rents have climbed past where drink prices can follow,” he says.
Businesses are suffering more each day in an area where the rents are extortionate, and the situation could boil over soon.
Of course many youngsters go uptown because, with rents skyrocketing downtown, it makes economic sense.Why the Upper East Side Is Now Cooler Than Brooklyn|Tom Teodorczuk|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Land, he asserted, should be owned by the public and government funded by rents.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class|Joel Kotkin|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That must be where they share tips on running up beer prices and ensuring that Brooklyn rents are too damn high.
It is upon this principle that your rents have been adjusted.The Missioner|E. Phillips Oppenheim
His idea was all right, only that he couldn't get over the idea that he must have a big percentage on his outlay, in rents.Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy|George W. Peck
That every convent and monastery should pay a donative, proportionable to its riches and rents.Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe
"To have the turning over of his rents,—" said uncle Edward, and checked himself.The Flight of the Shadow|George MacDonald
The rents of certain houses which provided an exhibition for the boys of Lewes Grammar School were paid in 1692 as usual.Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature|Charles W. Bardsley
British Dictionary definitions for rents (1 of 2)
- 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