Definitions for: Lease

[n] a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment
[n] property that is leased or rented out or let
[n] the period of time during which a contract conveying property to a person is in effect
[v] engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
[v] grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"
[v] let for money; of housing
[v] hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

Webster (1913) Definition: Lease, v. i. [AS. lesan to gather; akin to D. lezen to
gather, read, G. lesen, Goth. lisan to gather; cf. Lith lesti
to peck.]
To gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean. [Obs.]

Lease, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leased; p. pr. & vb. n.
Leasing.] [F. laisser, OF. laissier, lessier, to leave,
transmit, L. laxare to loose, slacken, from laxus loose,
wide. See Lax, and cf. Lesser.]
1. To grant to another by lease the possession of, as of
lands, tenements, and hereditaments; to let; to demise;
as, a landowner leases a farm to a tenant; -- sometimes
with out.

There were some [houses] that were leased out for
three lives. --Addison.

2. To hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant
leases his land from the owner.

Lease, n. [Cf. OF. lais. See Lease, v. t.]
1. A demise or letting of lands, tenements, or hereditaments
to another for life, for a term of years, or at will, or
for any less interest than that which the lessor has in
the property, usually for a specified rent or

2. The contract for such letting.

3. Any tenure by grant or permission; the time for which such
a tenure holds good; allotted time.

Our high-placed Macbeth Shall live the lease of
nature. --Shak.

Lease and release a mode of conveyance of freehold estates,
formerly common in England and in New York. its place is
now supplied by a simple deed of grant. --Burrill.
--Warren's Blackstone.

Synonyms: charter, charter, engage, hire, hire, let, letting, rent, rent, rental, take, term of a contract

See Also: acquire, belongings, car rental, contract, contract, farm out, get, give, hire car, hire out, holding, material possession, period, period of time, property, rent out, rent-a-car, self-drive, sublease, sublease, sublet, sublet, time period, u-drive, undertake, you-drive

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