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English Dictionary: lease by the DICT Development Group
5 results for lease
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. property that is leased or rented out or let [syn: lease, rental, letting]
  2. a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment
  3. the period of time during which a contract conveying property to a person is in effect
    Synonym(s): lease, term of a contract
  1. let for money; "We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"
    Synonym(s): rent, lease
  2. hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
    Synonym(s): rent, hire, charter, lease
  3. grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"
    Synonym(s): lease, let, rent
  4. 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?"
    Synonym(s): lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lease \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lease \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.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lease \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Record \Re*cord"\ (r?*k?rd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recorded}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Recording}.] [OE. recorden to repeat, remind,
      F. recorder, fr. L. recordari to remember; pref. re- re- +
      cor, cordis, the heart or mind. See {Cordial}, {Heart}.]
      1. To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate.
            [Obs.] [bd]I it you record.[b8] --Chaucer.
      2. To repeat; to recite; to sing or play. [Obs.]
                     They longed to see the day, to hear the lark Record
                     her hymns, and chant her carols blest. --Fairfax.
      3. To preserve the memory of, by committing to writing, to
            printing, to inscription, or the like; to make note of; to
            write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose
            of preserving authentic evidence of; to register; to
            enroll; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to
            record historical events.
                     Those things that are recorded of him . . . are
                     written in the chronicles of the kings. --1 Esd. i.
      {To record a deed}, {mortgage}, {lease}, etc., to have a copy
            of the same entered in the records of the office
            designated by law, for the information of the public.
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