Meaning of “rent” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /rent/
HOME [ I, T ]

A2 to pay money to live in a building that someone else owns:

He'll be renting an apartment until he can find a house to buy.
PAY TO USE [ T ] US (UK hire)

A2 to pay money to use something for a short time:

We could rent a car for the weekend.
RECEIVE MONEY [ T ] (also rent out)

B1 to allow someone to pay you money to live in your building:

I rented out my house and went travelling for a year.

(Definition of “rent verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)