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Rent appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Sis, ask Costner to not rent socks "as is".
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Definition of the noun rent

What does rent mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: rents

  1. a payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic term: annuity in advance = an annuity paid in a series of more or less equal payments at the beginning of equally spaced periods
    • more specific terms:
  2. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
  3. the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
  4. the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of rent: rip / split
    • more generic word: tear = the act of tearing

Alternative definition of the noun rent

noun

  1. A payment made by a tenant at intervals in order to occupy a property.
  2. A similar payment for the use of equipment or a service.
  3. [economics] A profit from possession of a valuable right, as a restricted license to engage in a trade or business.
  4. A tear or rip in some surface.
  5. A division or schism between two things.

Definition of the verb rent

What does rent mean as a doing word?

Rent is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: rented | renting | rents

  1. let for money
    • example: We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Theme]They lent me a bicycle
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Theme] at / for / on [Asset]I leased him the car for $250 a month
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]I leased my house (to somebody)
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for / at [Asset]He leased the car for $200 a week
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient]Brown presented a plaque to Jones | They lent a bicycle to me | We contributed our paycheck to her
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient] at / for / on [Asset]I leased the car to my friend for $5 a month
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient]He donated directly to JSP members | The bank lent to fewer customers

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): give, hock, lease, pawn, sell.

    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of rent: lease
    • more generic words: contract / undertake = enter into a contractual arrangement
  2. grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
    • examples: They rent cars to the tourists | They rent the tourists their cars
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of rent: lease / let
    • more generic word: give = transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
    • more specific words: sublease / sublet = lease or rent all or part of (a leased or rented property) to another person
  3. engage for service under a term of contract
    • example: Let's rent a car
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Theme]Carmen bought Mary a dress
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Carmen bought a dress | Carmen obtained the spare part
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Asset]Carmen bought a dress for $50
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Beneficiary]Carmen bought a dress for Mary
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source]Carmen bought a dress from Diana | Carmen obtained the spare part from Diana
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source] at / for [Asset]FMC has bought 565,000 shares from Nortek Inc. at $23.50 a share
      [Asset - not location] [Verb] [Theme]$50 won't even buy a dress | $50 won't even purchase a dress

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): attain, book, buy, call, catch, charter, choose, conserve, find, gather, hire, lease, order, phone, pick, pluck, procure, pull, reach, reserve, shoot, slaughter, vote, win.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of rent: charter / engage / hire / lease / take
    • more generic words: acquire / get = come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
  4. hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

Alternative definition of the verb rent

verb

  1. [transitive] To occupy premises in exchange for rent.
  2. [transitive] To grant occupation in return for rent.
  3. [transitive] To obtain or have temporary possession of an object (e.g. a movie) in exchange for money/rent.
  4. past of rend

Films

  1. "Rent" is a 2005 American musical drama film directed by Chris Columbus. It is an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, in turn based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. The film depicts the lives of several Bohemians and their struggles with sexuality, drugs, paying their rent, and life under the shadow of AIDS. It takes place in the East Village of New York City from 1989 to 1990. The film features six of the original Broadway cast members reprising their roles.
  2. "Rent" is a film, directed by Alistair Reid.
    • genre: Drama
    • released in

Writings

"Rent" is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City's East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

  • also known as "Rent: the complete book and lyrics of the Broadway musical"
  • characters:
    • Maureen Johnson
    • Mimi Marquez
    • Tom Collins
    • Joanne Jefferson
    • Benjamin Coffin III
    • Mark Cohen
    • Roger Davis
    • Angel Dumott Schunard
  • some of the awards:
  • official website: www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/rent/index.html

Character

Rent is a fictional character from the 2014 film Kill Your Friends.

Music

  1. "Rent" is an album of music from the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent. It is produced by DreamWorks with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. The album is a 2-disc collection of every song from the musical; some small segments of narration and spoken dialogue from the play are not included in the recording. The collection ends with a studio-recorded rearrangement of the song "Seasons of Love" featuring Stevie Wonder. The album was recorded by the original Broadway cast of RENT and was released on August 27, 1996. A second one-disc album was released in 1999 containing highlights from the original cast album.
    • also known as RENT: Selections From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, RENT: Selections From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack, Rent (Original Dutch Cast), Rent (1996 Original Broadway Cast), Rent (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Rent (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Soundtrack, Selections From Rent, The Best of Rent, The Best of Rent: Highlights From the Original Cast Album, Rent - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Rent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    • released on (19 years ago)
  2. "Rent" is a 1987 single by the Pet Shop Boys. It was released in the UK by Parlophone on 12 October 1987.
  3. "Rent" is a 1987 single by Pet Shop Boys.
    • released in (29 years ago)

Miscellanea

  1. Rent is a 1996 to 2008 theater production of the rock musical by Jonathan Larson.
  2. Rent is the 1st US national tour theater production of the play by Jonathan Larson. It opened in 1996 and closed in 1999.
    • also known as Rent USA National Tour, Rent "Angel Tour"
    • award:
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Non-Resident Production (for the production at the National Theatre) nomination for National Theatre Corporation
      • Helen Hayes Awards for outstanding Supporting Performer, Visiting Production (for the production at the National Theatre) nomination for Stephan Alexander
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (for the production at the National Theatre) nomination for Simone
  3. Rent is a 1996 off-Broadway theater production of the play by Jonathan Larson.
  4. Rent is a 2009-2010 theatre production of the play by Jonathan Larson.
    • award:
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production nomination for Aaron Broderick
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Director, Resident Musical nomination for Mark A. Rhea
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Director, Resident Musical nomination for Susan Marie Rhea
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Musical nomination for The Keegan Theatre
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Resident Musical nomination for The Keegan Theatre
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical nomination for Parker Drown
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Musical, received by The Keegan Theatre
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical, received by Parker Drown
  5. Rent is a 1998-1999 theater production of the play by Jonathan Larson.
    • award:
      • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical nomination for Wilson Jermaine Heredia
      • Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical nomination for Krysten Cummings
      • Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical (The American Express Award for Best New Musical) nomination for Jonathan Larson
  6. Rent, in MUDs, is a mechanism for both enabling and limiting persistence of a player character's possessions. In the "traditional" rent paradigm, in order to keep belongings between game sessions, the player must travel to an inn and use the rent command there, and is assessed a price, in game money, for each inventory item; items that cannot be paid for are not persisted. If the player simply uses the quit command rather than rent, inventory items are not kept, and fall to the ground. Many evolutions of this approach exist: the rent command is often made to be performable anywhere rather than only at an inn, sometimes costs are removed or made negligible, and so on. At times, in MUDs where inventory is made to simply persist automatically when the player quits the game, the conceptualization of inventory persistence as "rent" is sufficiently ingrained that this is referred to as "autorent".
  7. Rent is a musical artist, featured artist.
  8. Rent is a theater production.
  9. Rent, the Broadway tour production.

Phrases with Rent

Phrases starting with the word Rent:

  1. Rent Boy
  2. rent out
  3. rent-free
  4. rent-roll
  5. rent money
  6. rent-a-car
  7. Rent-a-Cop
  8. Rent Seeker
  9. rent-rebate
  10. Rent Control
  11. rent seeking
  12. Rent-a-Crowd
  13. Rent-a-Quote
  14. rent-seeking

Phrases ending with the word Rent:

  1. to rent
  2. For Rent
  3. Base Rent
  4. rack rent
  5. Quasi-rent
  6. ground rent

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rent

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Google previewJudicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases (1905)

Rent is a compensation paid for real estate.

Rent is the price agreed to be paid for land.

Rent is a right to profit, usually, though not necessarily, money; for it frequently consists of a part of the products of the land,

Rent is that which is to be paid for the use of land, whether in money, labor, or other thing agreed upon.

Google previewMicroeconomics: Theory And Applications (2009)

by S.P.S Chauhan

To Marshall, rent means income derived from ownership of land and other free gifts of nature.

Google previewMICROECONOMICS: AN ADVANCED TREATISE (2016)

by CHAUHAN, S. P. S.

To Marshall, rent means income derived from ownership of land and other free gifts of nature.

Google previewReal Estate Principles (2002)

by Charles F. Floyd, Marcus T. Allen

Land rent is the return that a particular parcel of land will bring in the open market . Land rent, of course, differs...

Google previewModeling Land-use Change in the Volta Basin of Ghana (2004)

by Ademola K. Braimoh

Land rent refers to the excess of total revenue over total variable cost of production on a parcel of land.

whereas location rent is the value that applies to a location owing to the presence of the surrounding neighborhood.

Google previewIndustrial Organization in Context (2010)

by Stephen Martin

Rent is that part of the payment to an owner of resources over and above that which those resources could command in any alternative use.

Google previewLand-value Taxation (1999)

The Equitable and Efficient Source of Public Finance by Kenneth C. Wenzer

Rent is a source of public revenue that does not engender any economic damage.

Google previewMiscellaneous Publication (1962)

Rent is the term conventionally applied to payment made for the use of land.

Google previewAgricultural rents in theory and practice (1962)

an annotated bibliography by United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Economic Research Service. Farm Economics Division

Rent is the term conventionally applied to payment made for the use of land.

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Business (2009)

by W. Davis Folsom, Rick Boulware

Economic rent is the price paid to a productive resource that is perfectly inelastic in supply. Perfectly inelastic SUPPLY means...

Quasi rent is a payment in excess of the resource owner's short-run opportunity cost. The difference between ...

Google previewThe Leasing of Federal Lands for Fossil Fuels Production (2013)

by Stephen Macdonald

Third, pure economic rent is an economic surplus, the capture of which by the Department of ...

Google previewEconomics

Economic rent is any payment that does not affect the supply of the input. As a consequence, economic rent is a purely demand-determined payment. For example, suppose a farm grows a given amount of cotton and nothing else. Suppose ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (2007)

by John Oswald

intercur'rent, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the City (2005)

by Roger W. Caves

RENT CONTROL services ('the general housing consumption goal'). 2 Keeping rents low for newly built housing to stabilize the costs and volume of the construction market ('the construction market stabilization goal'). 3 Prevention of a ...

Google previewPersonal Finance: An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management by Barbara Friedberg

The rent to own business continues to do extremely well in the housing arena even among sustained allegations from purchaser factions and scholars who perceive rent to own contracts as hidden payment agreements. When alleged merely ...

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Usage statistics about rent

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun rent:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb rent:

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Quotes about Rent

We bought an apartment building and were going to live off the rent money. We rented to people who were on welfare and a lot of times they couldn't pay the rent. We wouldn't throw them out so we lost the building. (Dick York)
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Scrabble value of R1E1N1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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