rent - definition and synonyms


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  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
    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