What is rent?

  • (noun): The return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions.
    Synonyms: economic rent
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "rent":

  • (noun): An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart.
    Synonyms: rip, snag, split, tear
  • (verb): Let for money.
    Synonyms: lease
  • (verb): Hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services.
    Synonyms: hire, charter, lease
  • (noun): The act of rending or ripping or splitting something.
    Synonyms: rip, split
  • (verb): Grant use or occupation of under a term of contract.
    Synonyms: lease, let
  • (noun): A regular payment by a tenant to a landlord for use of some property.

Famous quotes containing the word rent:

    The arbitrary division of one’s life into weeks and days and hours seemed, on the whole, useless. There was but one day for the men, and that was pay day, and one for the women, and that was rent day. As for the children, every day was theirs, just as it should be in every corner of the world.
    Alice Caldwell Rice (1870–1942)

    I have been breaking silence these twenty-three years and have hardly made a rent in it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Underneath the inharmonious and trivial particulars, is a musical perfection, the Ideal journeying always with us, the heaven without rent or seam.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)