"renting" in the noun sense
1. rental, renting
the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)
"renting" in the verb sense
1. rent, lease
let for money
"We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"
2. lease, let, rent
grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
"I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"
3. 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?"
4. rent, hire, charter, lease
hold under a lease or rental agreement of goods and services
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