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tenant

ten·ant

tenant

 
pronunciation:
te nnt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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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 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.
synonyms:
inhabitant, occupant, resident
similar words:
citizen, landholder, lodger, settler
definition 3: a person who legally holds or owns land, buildings, or other property.
synonyms:
landholder, landowner
similar words:
landlord, occupant, owner
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tenanted, tenanting, tenants
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.)
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.