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Rend vs. Rent

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Rendverb

(transitive) To separate into parts with force or sudden violence; to split; to burst

‘Powder rends a rock in blasting.’; ‘Lightning rends an oak.’;

Rentnoun

A payment made by a tenant at intervals in order to occupy a property.

Rendverb

(transitive) To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.

Rentnoun

A similar payment for the use of equipment or a service.

Rendverb

(intransitive) To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split.

‘Relationships may rend if tempers flare.’;

Rentnoun

(economics) A profit from possession of a valuable right, as a restricted license to engage in a trade or business.

‘A New York city taxicab license earns more than $10,000 a year in rent.’;

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Rendnoun

A violent separation of parts.

Rentnoun

An object for which rent is charged or paid.

Rendverb

To separate into parts with force or sudden violence; to tear asunder; to split; to burst; as, powder rends a rock in blasting; lightning rends an oak.

‘The dreadful thunderDoth rend the region.’;

Rentnoun

(obsolete) Income; revenue.

Rendverb

To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.

‘An empire from its old foundations rent.’; ‘I will surely rend the kingdom from thee.’;

Rentnoun

A tear or rip in some surface.

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Rendverb

To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split.

Rentnoun

A division or schism.

Rendverb

tear or be torn violently;

‘The curtain ripped from top to bottom’; ‘pull the cooked chicken into strips’;

Rentverb

(transitive) To occupy premises in exchange for rent.

Rendverb

tear (something) into pieces

‘snapping teeth that would rend human flesh to shreds’; ‘the speculation and confusion which was rending the civilized world’;

Rentverb

(transitive) To grant occupation in return for rent.

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Rendverb

wrench (something) violently

‘he rent the branch out of the tree’;

Rentverb

(transitive) To obtain or have temporary possession of an object (e.g. a movie) in exchange for money.

Rendverb

cause great emotional pain to

‘you tell me this in order to make me able to betray you without rending my heart’;

Rentverb

(intransitive) To be leased or let for rent.

‘The house rents for five hundred dollars a month.’;

Rentverb

simple past tense and past participle of rend

Rentverb

To rant.

Rentverb

To tear. See Rend.

Rentverb

To grant the possession and enjoyment of, for a rent; to lease; as, the owwner of an estate or house rents it.

Rentverb

To take and hold under an agreement to pay rent; as, the tennant rents an estate of the owner.

Rentverb

To be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate rents for five hundred dollars a year.

Rent

imp. & p. p. of Rend.

Rentnoun

An opening made by rending; a break or breach made by force; a tear.

‘See what a rent the envious Casca made.’;

Rentnoun

Figuratively, a schism; a rupture of harmony; a separation; as, a rent in the church.

Rentnoun

Income; revenue. See Catel.

‘[Bacchus] a waster was and all his rentIn wine and bordel he dispent.’; ‘So bought an annual rent or two,And liv'd, just as you see I do.’;

Rentnoun

Pay; reward; share; toll.

‘Death, that taketh of high and low his rent.’;

Rentnoun

A certain periodical profit, whether in money, provisions, chattels, or labor, issuing out of lands and tenements in payment for the use; commonly, a certain pecuniary sum agreed upon between a tenant and his landlord, paid at fixed intervals by the lessee to the lessor, for the use of land or its appendages; as, rent for a farm, a house, a park, etc.

Rentnoun

That portion of the produce of the earth paid to the landlord for the use of the "original and indestructible powers of the soil;" the excess of the return from a given piece of cultivated land over that from land of equal area at the "margin of cultivation." Called also economic rent, or Ricardian rent. Economic rent is due partly to differences of productivity, but chiefly to advantages of location; it is equivalent to ordinary or commercial rent less interest on improvements, and nearly equivalent to ground rent.

Rentnoun

a regular payment by a tenant to a landlord for use of some property

Rentnoun

an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart;

‘there was a rip in his pants’; ‘she had snags in her stockings’;

Rentnoun

the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions

Rentnoun

the act of rending or ripping or splitting something;

‘he gave the envelope a vigorous rip’;

Rentverb

let for money;

‘We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad’;

Rentverb

grant use or occupation of under a term of contract;

‘I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners’;

Rentverb

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?’;

Rentverb

hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

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