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sublease

sub·lease

sublease

parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: suhb lis
definition: a lease of a whole or part of a property, such as an apartment, that is granted by a person who is the lessee of that property.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: suhb lis [or] suhb lis
inflections: subleased, subleases, subleasing
definition: to grant, receive, or hold a sublease on.
derivations: sublessee (n.), sublessor (n.)
Word Parts
The word sublease contains the following part:
sub- Latin prefix that means under, after
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The prefix sub- was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as subjugate . It is also used in the formation of English words such as subway and subgroup . It has multiple forms, as the 'b' sound in sub- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms suc-, suf-, sug-, sum-, sup-, sur-, sus-, and su-.
synonyms:
hyp-, hypo-, under-
antonyms:
super-, supra-, hyper-