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ten·ant

tenant

 
 
pronunciation:
te nnt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person or group that occupies or uses another's house, office, building, or land, esp. in exchange for rent.
Several tenants have complained to the landlord about the mold in their apartments.
synonyms:
lodger, occupant
similar words:
lessee, renter, resident, roomer
definition 2: an inhabitant or occupant of a particular place.
The flooding forced all the tenants of the area to evacuate.
synonyms:
inhabitant, occupant, resident
similar words:
citizen, landholder, lodger, settler
definition 3: in law, a person who legally holds or owns land, buildings, or other property.
As the tenant of the property, he is required to pay the county taxes.
synonyms:
landholder, landowner
similar words:
landlord, occupant, owner
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tenants, tenanting, tenanted
definition: to hold, occupy, or use as a tenant; inhabit.
synonyms:
lease, rent
similar words:
inhabit, occupy
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to occupy a place as a tenant; live or dwell (usu. fol. by in).
synonyms:
lease, rent
similar words:
dwell, live, reside, room
derivation: tenantless (adj.)
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