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renting Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)
  2. verb let for money
    rent; lease.
    • We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad
  3. verb grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
    let; rent; lease.
    • I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners
  4. verb engage for service under a term of contract
    hire; engage; charter; take; lease; rent.
    • We took an apartment on a quiet street
    • Let's rent a car
    • Shall we take a guide in Rome?
  5. verb hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
    hire; rent; charter; lease.