"leases" in the noun sense
1. lease, rental, letting
property that is leased or rented out or let
a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment
3. lease, term of a contract
the period of time during which a contract conveying property to a person is in effect
"leases" in the verb sense
1. rent, lease
let for money
"We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"
2. rent, hire, charter, lease
hold under a lease or rental agreement of goods and services
3. lease, let, rent
grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
"I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"
4. lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take
engage for service under a term of contract
"We took an apartment on a quiet street"
"Let's rent a car"
"Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
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