Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

rent

 - definitions and thesaurus
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
verb rent pronunciation in British English /rent/
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theyrent
he/she/itrents
present participlerenting
past tenserented
past participlerented
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to pay money regularly to use a house, room, office etc that belongs to someone else

    How long have you been renting this place?

    We’re looking to buy rather than rent.

    1. a.
      mainly American to hire a vehicle, piece of equipment etc
      Synonyms and related words
  2. 2

    rent

    or

    rent out

    [transitive] to allow a house, room, office etc that you own to be used by someone who pays you regularly for using it

    All the rooms are rented out to students.

SOLE

… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

bankster

a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog