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rent 1

a. Payment, usually of an amount fixed by contract, made by a tenant at specified intervals in return for the right to occupy or use the property of another.
b. A similar payment made for the use of a facility, equipment, or service provided by another.
2. The return derived from cultivated or improved land after deduction of all production costs.
3. The difference between the price paid for use of a resource whose supply is inelastic and the minimum price at which that resource would still be provided. Also called economic rent.
v. rent·ed, rent·ing, rents
1. To obtain occupancy or use of (another's property) in return for regular payments.
2. To grant temporary occupancy or use of (one's own property or a service) in return for regular payments: rents out TV sets.
To be for rent: The cottage rents for $1,200 a month.
for rent
Available for use or service in return for payment.

[Middle English rente, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *rendita, from feminine past participle of *rendere, to yield, return; see render.]

rent′a·bil′i·ty n.
rent′a·ble adj.

rent 2

A past tense and a past participle of rend.
1. An opening made by rending; a rip.
2. A breach of relations between persons or groups; a rift.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.renting - the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)renting - the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)
transaction, dealing, dealings - the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities); "no transactions are possible without him"; "he has always been honest is his dealings with me"
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
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[ˈrentɪŋ] Narrendamiento m
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This was not a deed of sale at all, so far as he could see--it provided only for the renting of the property!
"'Tis right ye are, ma'am; 'tis by renting rooms we kape alive.
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When one does the math and evaluates the various costs, some calculations point to how renting can clearly be to a company's advantage.
Previously, a landlord was required to depreciate improvements over a 39-year life, as long as it still owned the building, regardless of the fact that the tenant for whom the improvements were placed in service was no longer renting the space.
This paper, therefore, examines how farm families - both owners and tenants - used renting as a "family strategy" for survival and economic advancement.(1) In revealing how tenancy was used in the life course transitions of individuals and the collective needs of the family unit at different stages in its life cycle, a deeper understanding of the role of tenancy is revealed.
For people without the cash or the squeaky-clean credit history to buy it at Sears, "renting to own" offers an alluring alternative: easy payments, no credit check, and no hassles.
The nine member board voted for a proposed 4 percent hike in one-year leases and 6 percent for two-year leases, along with a low rent supplement of $15 for those units renting for less than $500.
Although the Razavis might have received more rent by renting their unit on a daily or weekly basis, Sec.