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rent

9 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rent \Rent\ (r[e^]nt), verb (used without an object) To rant. [R. & Obs.] --Hudibras.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rent \Rent\ (r[e^]nt), imp. & p. p. of {Rend}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rent \Rent\ (r[e^]nt), noun [From {Rend}.]

1. An opening made by rending; a break or breach made by force; a tear.

See what a rent the envious Casca made. --Shak.

2. Figuratively, a schism; a rupture of harmony; a separation; as, a rent in the church.

Syn: Fissure; breach; disrupture; rupture; tear; dilaceration; break; fracture.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rent \Rent\ (r[e^]nt), verb (used with an object) To tear. See {Rend}. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rent \Rent\ (r[e^]nt), noun [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita, fem. sing. or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give back, pay. See {Render}.]

1. Income; revenue. See {Catel}. [Obs.] "Catel had they enough and rent." --Chaucer.

[Bacchus] a waster was and all his rent In wine and bordel he dispent. --Gower.

So bought an annual rent or two, And liv'd, just as you see I do. --Pope.

2. Pay; reward; share; toll. [Obs.]

Death, that taketh of high and low his rent. --Chaucer.

3. (Law) A certain periodical profit, whether in money, provisions, chattels, or labor, issuing out of lands and tenements in payment for the use; commonly, a certain pecuniary sum agreed upon between a tenant and his landlord, paid at fixed intervals by the lessee to the lessor, for the use of land or its appendages; as, rent for a farm, a house, a park, etc.

Note: The term rent is also popularly applied to compensation for the use of certain personal chattels, as a piano, a sewing machine, etc.

4. (Polit. Econ.) (a) That portion of the produce of the earth paid to the landlord for the use of the "original and indestructible powers of the soil;" the excess of the return from a given piece of cultivated land over that from land of equal area at the "margin of cultivation." Called also {economic rent}, or {Ricardian rent}. Economic rent is due partly to differences of productivity, but chiefly to advantages of location; it is equivalent to ordinary or commercial rent less interest on improvements, and nearly equivalent to ground rent. (b) Loosely, a return or profit from a differential advantage for production, as in case of income or earnings due to rare natural gifts creating a natural monopoly. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Black rent}. See {Blackmail}, 3.

{Forehand rent}, rent which is paid in advance; foregift.

{Rent arrear}, rent in arrears; unpaid rent. --Blackstone.

{Rent charge} (Law), a rent reserved on a conveyance of land in fee simple, or granted out of lands by deed; -- so called because, by a covenant or clause in the deed of conveyance, the land is charged with a distress for the payment of it. --Bouvier.

{Rent roll}, a list or account of rents or income; a rental.

{Rent seck} (Law), a rent reserved by deed, but without any clause of distress; barren rent. A power of distress was made incident to rent seck by Statute 4 George II. c. 28.

{Rent service} (Eng. Law), rent reserved out of land held by fealty or other corporeal service; -- so called from such service being incident to it.

{White rent}, a quitrent when paid in silver; -- opposed to black rent.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rent \Rent\, verb (used without an object) To be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate rents for five hundred dollars a year.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rent \Rent\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Rented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Renting}.] [F. renter. See {Rent}, noun]

1. To grant the possession and enjoyment of, for a rent; to lease; as, the owwner of an estate or house rents it.

2. To take and hold under an agreement to pay rent; as, the tennant rents an estate of the owner.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rend \Rend\ (r[e^]nd), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Rent} (r[e^]nt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rending}.] [AS. rendan, hrendan; cf. OFries. renda, randa, Fries. renne to cut, rend, Icel. hrinda to push, thrust, AS. hrindan; or cf. Icel. r[ae]na to rob, plunder, Ir. rannaim to divide, share, part, W. rhanu, Armor. ranna.]

1. To separate into parts with force or sudden violence; to tear asunder; to split; to burst; as, powder rends a rock in blasting; lightning rends an oak.

The dreadful thunder Doth rend the region. --Shak.

2. To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.

An empire from its old foundations rent. --Dryden.

I will surely rend the kingdom from thee. --1 Kings xi. 11.

{To rap and rend}. See under {Rap}, verb (used with an object), to snatch.

Syn: To tear; burst; break; rupture; lacerate; fracture; crack; split.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

rent

noun

1: a payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service

2: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings" [syn: {rip}, {rent}, {snag}, {split}, {tear}]

3: the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions [syn: {economic rent}, {rent}]

4: the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip" [syn: {rent}, {rip}, {split}]

verb

1: let for money; "We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad" [syn: {rent}, {lease}]

2: grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners" [syn: {lease}, {let}, {rent}]

3: engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?" [syn: {lease}, {rent}, {hire}, {charter}, {engage}, {take}]

4: hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services [syn: {rent}, {hire}, {charter}, {lease}]

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