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tenant

ten·ant

tenant

 
 
pronunciation:
te nnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person or group that rents space to live or work in.
Tenants in this building must pay rent on the first day of the month.
similar words:
resident
derivation: tenantless (adj.)
Word Parts
The word tenant contains the following parts:
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.