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Meaning of “rent” in the English Dictionary

"rent" in British English

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rentnoun

uk   us   /rent/
  • rent noun (PAYMENT)

A2 [C or U] a ​fixedamount of ​money that you ​payregularly for the use of a ​room, ​house, ​car, ​television, etc. that someone ​elseowns: I ​pay a ​higher rent/more rent than the other ​tenants because my ​room is ​bigger. Rents here are ​ridiculously high/​low.for rent offered by the ​owner for someone ​else to use in ​exchange for ​money

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rentverb

uk   us   /rent/
  • rent verb (PAY TO USE)

A2 [T] to ​pay or ​receive a ​fixedamount of ​money for the use of a ​room, ​house, ​car, ​television, etc.: I rented a ​car from a ​garage so that I could get about. [+ two objects] The ​oldlady rented me her ​sparebedroom for £200 a ​week. My Dad has a ​villa that he rents (out) totourists.
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(Definition of rent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rent" in American English

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rentnoun [C/U]

 us   /rent/
  • rent noun [C/U] (PAYMENT)

a ​fixedamount of ​moneypaid or ​receivedregularly for the use of usually an ​apartment, ​house, or ​businessspace: [C] Rents in this ​building are ridiculously high. [U] How much rent do you ​pay? [U] Are there any ​apartments for rent (= ​available) there?
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verb [T]  us   /rent/
I rented a ​car for the ​trip to Boston.

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 us   /rent/
  • rent (TORN)

past simple and past participle ofrend
(Definition of rent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rent" in Business English

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rentnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /rent/
PROPERTY, COMMERCE an ​amount of ​money that you ​pay for the use of something, especially that you ​payregularly for the use of a ​room, ​house, ​office, etc. that someone else ​owns: a fair/high/​low rent annual/monthly rent commercial/​office rentspay (the) rent The ​company is renegotiating its ​finances after ​struggling to ​pay the rent on its ​properties.charge/collect rent Managing the ​property generally ​meanscollecting rent and ​carrying out ​maintenance.
US COMMERCE →  rental noun : You will ​pay no ​line rent on this ​phonedeal.
for rent offered by the ​owner for someone else to use in ​exchange for ​money: The ​restaurant was ​open 24 ​hours a day and also had ​rooms for rent.

rentverb

uk   us   /rent/
[I or T] PROPERTY to ​pay a ​fixedamount of ​moneyregularly for the use of a ​room, ​house, ​office, etc.: Researchers said there was a ​growingdivide between the home-owning ​majority and ​people who rent. Regardless of the ​boom in UK ​propertyprices, it is still ​cheaper to ​buy rather than rent a ​house.rent sth from sb She has been renting an ​apartment from a ​privatelandlord through a ​lettingagent. A surprising ​number of ​storageunits are rented by ​salesmen.
[T] (also rent sth out) PROPERTY to receive an ​amount of ​money from somebody for the use of something, especially a ​room, ​house, ​office, etc. that you own: rent sth to sb She ​runs a ​commercialrealestatecompany that rents ​officespace to ​businesses.rent sth for sth She rents out one of her ​rooms to ​students. He ​renovated the three-storey ​building and rents it out as ​apartments. Each of these ​centres rents out ​farmmachinery to ​localfarmers at ​lowcost.
[T] ( UK usually hire) COMMERCE to ​pay to use something for a ​shortperiod of ​time: rent a car/an automobile I rented a ​car at Millennium Park and ​headed off to explore the island.
[I] US PROPERTY to be ​available for someone to use for a particular ​amount of ​money: rent at/for sth The ​rooms rented at a ​premium of $25 to $35 over ​regularrates.rent for sth Rooms that ​regularly rent for $59 a night suddenly ​cost $300 a night.
(Definition of rent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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