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rentnoun

uk   /rent/  us   /rent/
  • rent noun (PAYMENT)

A2 [C or U] a fixed amount of money that you pay regularly for the use of a room, house, car, television, etc. that someone else owns: 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   /rent/  us   /rent/
  • rent verb (PAY TO USE)

A2 [T] to pay or receive a fixed amount 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 old lady rented me her spare bedroom for £200 a week. My Dad has a villa that he rents (out) to tourists.
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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 fixed amount of money paid or received regularly for the use of usually an apartment, house, or business space: [C] Rents in this building are ridiculously high. [U] How much rent do you pay? [U] Are there any apartments for rent (= available) there?
rent
verb [T]  us   /rent/
I rented a car for the trip to Boston.

rent

 us   /rent/
  • rent (TORN)

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

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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 pay regularly 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 means collecting rent and carrying out maintenance.
US COMMERCE →  rental noun : You will pay no line rent on this phone deal.
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 fixed amount of money regularly for the use of a room, house, office, etc.: Researchers said there was a growing divide between the home-owning majority and people who rent. Regardless of the boom in UK property prices, it is still cheaper to buy rather than rent a house.rent sth from sb She has been renting an apartment from a private landlord through a letting agent. A surprising number of storage units 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 commercial real estate company that rents office space 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 farm machinery to local farmers at low cost.
[T] ( UK usually hire) COMMERCE to pay to use something for a short period 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 regular rates.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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