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Definition of rent noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    rent

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//rɛnt//
     
    see also rend
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] an amount of money that you regularly pay so that you can use a house, etc. How much rent do you pay for this place? The landlord has raised the rent again. a month's rent in advance a high/low/fair rent Thesaurusratecharge fee rent fine fare tollThese are all words for an amount of money that is charged or paid for something.rate a fixed amount of money that is asked or paid for something:a low hourly rate interest ratescharge an amount of money that is asked for goods or services:an admission charge a rental chargefee (somewhat formal) an amount of money that you have to pay for professional advice or services, to go to a school or college, or to join an organization:legal fees an annual membership feerent an amount of money that you regularly have to pay for use of a home or an officefine a sum of money that must be paid as punishment for breaking a law or rule:a parking finefare the money that you pay to travel by bus, plane, taxi, etc.toll an amount of money that you have to pay to use a particular road or bridge.Patterns (a) rate/charge/fee/rent/fine/fare/toll for something (a) rate/charge/fee/rent/toll on something at a rate/charge/fee/rent/fare of… for a charge/fee to pay (a) rate/charge/fee/rent/fine/fare/toll to charge (a) rate/fee/rent/fare/toll
  2. 2 [countable] (formal) a torn place in a piece of material or clothing
  3. Idioms (especially on printed signs) available to rent
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rent