Rent en


  1. (noun) 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.
  2. (noun) 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, / 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.
  3. (noun) 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.
  4. (v. i.) To rant.
  5. (v. i.) To be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate rents for five hundred dollars a year.
  6. (imp. & p. p.) of Rend
  7. (noun) An opening made by rending; a break or breach made by force; a tear.
  8. (noun) Pay; reward; share; toll.
  9. (noun) To take and hold under an agreement to pay rent; as, the tennant rents an estate of the owner.
  10. (noun) Figuratively, a schism; a rupture of harmony; a separation; as, a rent in the church.
  11. () imp. & p. p. of Rend.
  12. (v. t.) To tear. See Rend.
  13. (noun) To grant the possession and enjoyment of, for a rent; to lease; as, the owwner of an estate or house rents it.
  14. (noun) Income; revenue. See Catel.
Word: rend
Pronunciation of rent: 'rend
Function of rent: verb
Other forms of rent: rent /'rent/; also rend·ed /'ren-d&d/; rend·ing
Origin of rent: Middle English, from Old English rendan; akin to Old Frisian renda to tear and perhaps to Sanskrit randhra hole
transitive senses
1 : to remove from place by violence : WREST
2 : to split or tear apart or in pieces by violence
3 : to tear (the hair or clothing) as a sign of anger, grief, or despair
4 a : to lacerate mentally or emotionally b : to pierce with sound c : to divide (as a nation) into contesting factions
intransitive senses
1 : to perform an act of tearing or splitting
2 : to become torn or split
synonym see TEAR

Synonyms of rent

Blasted, Charter, Engage, Hire, Lease, Let, Rip, Ripped, Split, Take, Tear, Torn,