rentrent1 /rent/ verb 1[intransitiveI, transitiveT]PROPERTY to pay a regular amount of money for the use of something such as a house or office
The company had been renting for seven years before buying a 13,000-square-foot headquarters.
Businesses can rent PCs to alleviate peak workloads.
rent something from somebody
Who do you rent the shop from?
2[transitiveT] (also rent something → out)COMMERCE to allow someone to use something in return for payment
video stores that rent Nintendo games
the lucrative business of renting out trailers and trucks
rent something to somebody
A New York dealer rented an Avis car to an unauthorized driver.
Many people trying to sell their second homes have decided to rent them out to tourists instead.
3[transitiveT] especially American EnglishAmECOMMERCE to pay money for the use of something owned by someone else for a short period of timeSYN BrE hire
Travelers prefer to rent cars with low mileage.
4[intransitiveI]PROPERTY if a house, office etc rents at or rents for a particular amount of money, that is how much it costs to use it
The new units are renting for £350 a month or less.
—rented adjectiveadj [only before a noun]
living inrented accommodation