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lease

lease

 
pronunciation:
lis
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
a new lease on life
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a contract or agreement for the occupancy or use of one party's property by another for a specified period of time and in exchange for monetary or other compensation; rental agreement.
similar words:
charter, concession, contract, franchise, license
definition 2: the period of time such a contract is in effect.
a one-year lease
similar words:
bit, term
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phrase: a new lease on life
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: leased, leases, leasing
definition 1: to contract for the use or occupation of (one's property) for a specified period of time and usu. in return for rent or other compensation; let or rent.
synonyms:
let, rent
similar words:
hack, hire, sublease, sublet
definition 2: to take possession of or occupy by lease.
The tenants wanted to lease the house until May.
synonyms:
let, rent, tenant
similar words:
charter, hire, occupy, sublease, sublet
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to rent a property by the terms of a lease.
synonyms:
let, tenant
similar words:
rent, room
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derivation: leasable (adj.)
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