rent - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun 

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/rent/
singularrent
pluralrents
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an amount of money that you pay regularly for using a house, room, office etc that belongs to someone else

    After she’d paid her rent, Jan had no money left for food.

    an annual rent of £50,000

    high/low rent:

    The council aim to build 1,000 new houses at low rents.

    rent on/for:

    What’s the rent on this house now?

    1. a.
      mainly American the hire of a vehicle, piece of equipment etc
  2. 2
    [countable] literary a hole made when you tear something
  3.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    3
    make rent American to have enough money to pay the rent

    I'm afraid I'm not going to make rent this month.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 19/06/2013