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ten·ant

 (tĕn′ənt)
n.
1. One that pays rent to use or occupy land, a building, or other property owned by another.
2. A dweller in a place; an occupant.
tr. & intr.v. ten·ant·ed, ten·ant·ing, ten·ants
To hold as a tenant or be a tenant.

[Middle English, from Old French, from present participle of tenir, to hold, from Latin tenēre; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

tenant

(ˈtɛnənt)
n
1. (Law) a person who holds, occupies, or possesses land or property by any kind of right or title, esp from a landlord under a lease
2. a person who has the use of a house, flat, etc, subject to the payment of rent
3. any holder or occupant
vb
4. (Law) (tr) to hold (land or property) as a tenant
5. rare (foll by: in) to dwell
[C14: from Old French, literally: (one who is) holding, from tenir to hold, from Latin tenēre]
ˈtenantable adj
ˈtenantless adj
ˈtenant-ˌlike adj

ten•ant

(ˈtɛn ənt)

n.
1. a person or group that rents and occupies land, a house, an office, or the like, from another, usu. under the terms of a lease; lessee.
2. an occupant or inhabitant of any place.
v.t.
3. to hold or occupy as a tenant; dwell in; inhabit.
v.i.
4. to dwell or live (usu. fol. by in).
[1250–1300; Middle English tena(u)nt < Anglo-French; Middle French tenant, n. use of present participle of tenir to hold « Latin tenēre. See -ant]

tenant


Past participle: tenanted
Gerund: tenanting

Imperative
tenant
tenant
Present
I tenant
you tenant
he/she/it tenants
we tenant
you tenant
they tenant
Preterite
I tenanted
you tenanted
he/she/it tenanted
we tenanted
you tenanted
they tenanted
Present Continuous
I am tenanting
you are tenanting
he/she/it is tenanting
we are tenanting
you are tenanting
they are tenanting
Present Perfect
I have tenanted
you have tenanted
he/she/it has tenanted
we have tenanted
you have tenanted
they have tenanted
Past Continuous
I was tenanting
you were tenanting
he/she/it was tenanting
we were tenanting
you were tenanting
they were tenanting
Past Perfect
I had tenanted
you had tenanted
he/she/it had tenanted
we had tenanted
you had tenanted
they had tenanted
Future
I will tenant
you will tenant
he/she/it will tenant
we will tenant
you will tenant
they will tenant
Future Perfect
I will have tenanted
you will have tenanted
he/she/it will have tenanted
we will have tenanted
you will have tenanted
they will have tenanted
Future Continuous
I will be tenanting
you will be tenanting
he/she/it will be tenanting
we will be tenanting
you will be tenanting
they will be tenanting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tenanting
you have been tenanting
he/she/it has been tenanting
we have been tenanting
you have been tenanting
they have been tenanting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tenanting
you will have been tenanting
he/she/it will have been tenanting
we will have been tenanting
you will have been tenanting
they will have been tenanting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tenanting
you had been tenanting
he/she/it had been tenanting
we had been tenanting
you had been tenanting
they had been tenanting
Conditional
I would tenant
you would tenant
he/she/it would tenant
we would tenant
you would tenant
they would tenant
Past Conditional
I would have tenanted
you would have tenanted
he/she/it would have tenanted
we would have tenanted
you would have tenanted
they would have tenanted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tenant - someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone elsetenant - someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else; "the landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent"
leaseholder, lessee - a tenant who holds a lease
boarder, lodger, roomer - a tenant in someone's house
payer, remunerator - a person who pays money for something
2.tenant - a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease)
cotenant - one of two or more tenants holding title to the same property
holder - a person who holds something; "they held two hostages"; "he holds the trophy"; "she holds a United States passport"
life tenant - a tenant whose legal right to retain possession of buildings or lands lasts as long as they (or some other person) live
tenant farmer - a farmer who works land owned by someone else
3.tenant - any occupant who dwells in a place
occupant, occupier, resident - someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
Verb1.tenant - occupy as a tenant
inhabit, live, populate, dwell - inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods"

tenant

noun leaseholder, resident, renter, occupant, holder, inhabitant, occupier, lodger, boarder, lessee obligations on the landlord for the benefit of the tenant
Translations
مُسْتَأْجِرمُسْتأجِر
nájemcenájemnínájemník
lejerleje-
vuokralainen
stanar
leiguliîi, leigjandi
賃借人借り主借地人土地を借りる小作人
세입자
apgyvendintas
īrnieksnomnieksrentnieks
najemnik
hyresgäst
ผู้เช่า
người thuê nhà

tenant

[ˈtenənt]
A. Ninquilino/a m/f, arrendatario/a m/f
B. CPD tenant farmer Nagricultor(a) m/f arrendatario/a

tenant

[ˈtɛnənt] nlocataire mftenant farmer nmétayer/ère m/f

tenant

nMieter(in) m(f); (of farm)Pächter(in) m(f)
vt (form) housezur Miete wohnen in (+dat); premisesgemietet haben; farmin Pacht haben

tenant

[ˈtɛnənt] ninquilino/a

tenant

(ˈtenənt) noun
a person who pays rent to another for the use of a house, building, land etc. That man is a tenant of the estate; (also adjective) tenant farmers.
ˈtenanted adjective
(negative untenanted) occupied; lived in. a tenanted house.

tenant

مُسْتَأْجِر nájemník lejer Mieter ένοικος inquilino vuokralainen locataire stanar inquilino 賃借人 세입자 huurder leietaker dzierżawca inquilino арендатор hyresgäst ผู้เช่า kiracı người thuê nhà 房客
References in classic literature ?
The low and serious sounds of the sacred music, so well known to the eastern provinces, caught his ear, and instantly drew him to an apartment in an adjacent building, which had already been deserted by its customary tenants.
Its grey front stood out well from the background of a rookery, whose cawing tenants were now on the wing: they flew over the lawn and grounds to alight in a great meadow, from which these were separated by a sunk fence, and where an array of mighty old thorn trees, strong, knotty, and broad as oaks, at once explained the etymology of the mansion's designation.
Peggotty, in a low voice, 'afore the boat finds new tenants.
No sooner is a new skyscraper walled and roofed, than the telephones are in place, at once putting the tenants in touch with the rest of the city and the greater part of the United States.
Though answered in the negative, he begged so earnestly to be permitted to visit those on the fifth floor, that, in despite of the oft-repeated assurance of the concierge that they were occupied, Dantes succeeded in inducing the man to go up to the tenants, and ask permission for a gentleman to be allowed to look at them.
Though the company, by treaty, have a right to a participation only, in the trade of these regions, and are, in fact, but tenants on sufferance; yet have they quietly availed themselves of the original oversight, and subsequent supineness of the American government, to establish a monopoly of the trade of the river and its dependencies; and are adroitly proceeding to fortify themselves in their usurpation, by securing all the strong points of the country.
He was only a captain in the Loamshire Militia, but to the Hayslope tenants he was more intensely a captain than all the young gentlemen of the same rank in his Majesty's regulars--he outshone them as the planet Jupiter outshines the Milky Way.
His golden dream was accomplished; he did, indeed, find an unlooked-for source of wealth, for, when his paternal lands were distributed into building lots and rented out to safe tenants, instead of producing a paltry crop of cabbages they returned him an abundant crop of rent, insomuch that on quarter day it was a goodly sight to see his tenants knocking at the door from morning till night, each with a little round-bellied bag of money, a golden produce of the soil.
It is a pity, Judge, that you do not introduce a little more science into the manufactory of sugar among your tenants.
He had introduced himself to some tenants whom he had never seen before; he had begun making acquaintance with cottages whose very existence, though on his own estate, had been hitherto unknown to him.
Only some gentlemen say that parks are less trouble than tenants.
Could not be a better time, Sir Walter, for having a choice of tenants, very responsible tenants.