Rent - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rent|  American pronunciation of the word rent
Brit.  |rent|  British pronunciation of the word rent
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto rend
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto rend


- a payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service
- an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart (syn: rip, snag, split, tear)
- the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
- the act of rending or ripping or splitting something (syn: rip, split)


- let for money(syn: lease)
- grant use or occupation of under a term of contract (syn: lease, let)
- engage for service under a term of contract(syn: charter, engage, hire, lease, take)
- hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services (syn: charter, hire, lease)


Do you own or rent?

Most students rent rooms in their second year.

I'd rather have my own house than rent.

Some farmers rent their land from the council.

Will you rent a car while you're in Spain?

I pay the rent at the beginning of every month.

The rent was only $20 an hour.

How much rent do you pay?

The landlord says your rent is late.

Let's rent a car

We're going to rent a couple of videos to watch this weekend.

...agreed to pay the landlord the rent on the first Monday of each month...

What percentage of your income do you spend on rent?

Her new house is much smaller, so she had to rent additional storage.

Our landlord, the bloodsucker, just raised our rent again.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: rent
he/she/it: rents
present participle: renting
past tense: rented
past participle: rented
singular: rent
plural: rents
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