[ verb suhb-let; noun suhb-let, suhb-let ]
See synonyms for: subletsubletssubletting on

verb (used with object),sub·let, sub·let·ting.
  1. to sublease.

  2. to let under a subcontract: to sublet work.

  1. a sublease.

  2. a property obtained by subleasing, as an apartment.

Origin of sublet

First recorded in 1760–70; sub- + let1

Words Nearby sublet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sublet in a sentence

  • We had both just graduated from college, and soon afterward he sublet a room in my apartment for eight months.

    The Hipster Thief | Nick Antosca | September 19, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • As the lessee may assign or sublet unless forbidden, so may the lessor part with his interest in the leased premises.

  • With the consent of the landlord, Molineux, Cayron sublet two apartments over his shop to his neighbor.

    Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
  • It is let out altogether; the principal tenants divide it into small lots, and sublet these to the peasants.

  • The job of wiping out these troublesome whites had been sublet, and they wasted no further anxiety over the affair.

    Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
  • It is dangerous in the hands of a person not used to handling it and the work should be sublet.

    Elements of Plumbing | Samuel Dibble

British Dictionary definitions for sublet


verb(sʌbˈlɛt) -lets, -letting or -let
  1. to grant a sublease of (property)

  2. to let out (work, etc) under a subcontract

  1. informal, mainly US a sublease

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