verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of tenant
Related Words for tenantlessdeserted, uninhabited, unfilled, unemployed, unused, idle, bare, vacant, short, abandoned, drained, deprived, clear, lacking, free, scant, shy, barren, emptied, available
Examples from the Web for tenantless
Historical Examples of tenantless
At that time there were no desks in front of these back benches, which were tenantless.
In a few minutes his house was tenantless, having been overwhelmed with shot.The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido
The Ship Island region was as woodsy and tenantless as ever.Life On The Mississippi, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
This was the tragedy that had kept the old house for so many years tenantless.The Daughters of Danaus
But the other rooms on her floor were dismantled and tenantless.The Invader
Margaret L. Woods
Word Origin for tenant
early 14c., "person who holds lands by title or by lease," from Anglo-French tenaunt (late 13c.), Old French tenant (12c.), noun use of present participle of tenir "to hold," from Latin tenere "hold, keep" (see tenet).