"rents" in the noun sense
a payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service
2. rip, rent, snag, split, tear
an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
"there was a rip in his pants"
"she had snags in her stockings"
3. economic rent, rent
the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
4. rent, rip, split
the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
"he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
"rents" 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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