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Rent vs. Interest

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Rentnoun

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

Interestnoun

The price paid for obtaining, or price received for providing, money or goods in a credit transaction, calculated as a fraction of the amount or value of what was borrowed.

‘Our bank offers borrowers an annual interest of 5%.’;

Rentnoun

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

Interestnoun

(uncountable) A great attention and concern from someone or something; intellectual curiosity.

‘He has a lot of interest in vintage cars.’;

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.’;

Interestnoun

(uncountable) Attention that is given to or received from someone or something.

Rentnoun

An object for which rent is charged or paid.

Interestnoun

(countable) An involvement, claim, right, share, stake in or link with a financial, business, or other undertaking or endeavor.

‘When scientists and doctors write articles and when politicians run for office, they are required in many countries to declare any existing conflicts of interest.’; ‘I have business interests in South Africa.’;

Rentnoun

(obsolete) Income; revenue.

Interestnoun

(countable) Something one is interested in.

‘Lexicography is one of my interests.’; ‘Victorian furniture is an interest of mine.’;

Rentnoun

A tear or rip in some surface.

Interestnoun

Injury, or compensation for injury; damages.

Rentnoun

A division or schism.

Interestnoun

(usually plural) The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively.

‘the iron interest;’; ‘the cotton interest’;

Rentverb

(transitive) To occupy premises in exchange for rent.

Interestverb

To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing.

‘It might interest you to learn that others have already tried that approach.’; ‘Action films don't really interest me.’;

Rentverb

(transitive) To grant occupation in return for rent.

Interestverb

To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite.

Rentverb

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

Interestverb

(obsolete) To cause or permit to share.

Rentverb

(intransitive) To be leased or let for rent.

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

Interestverb

To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing; as, the subject did not interest him; to interest one in charitable work.

‘To love our native country . . . to be interested in its concerns is natural to all men.’; ‘A goddess who used to interest herself in marriages.’;

Rentverb

simple past tense and past participle of rend

Interestverb

To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite; - often used impersonally.

‘Or rather, gracious sir,Create me to this glory, since my causeDoth interest this fair quarrel.’;

Rentverb

To rant.

Interestverb

To cause or permit to share.

‘The mystical communion of all faithful men is such as maketh every one to be interested in those precious blessings which any one of them receiveth at God's hands.’;

Rentverb

To tear. See Rend.

Interestnoun

Excitement of feeling, whether pleasant or painful, accompanying special attention to some object; concern; a desire to learn more about a topic or engage often in an activity.

‘So much interest have I in thy sorrow.’;

Rentverb

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

Interestnoun

Participation in advantage, profit, and responsibility; share; portion; part; as, an interest in a brewery; he has parted with his interest in the stocks.

Rentverb

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

Interestnoun

Advantage, personal or general; good, regarded as a selfish benefit; profit; benefit.

‘Divisions hinder the common interest and public good.’; ‘When interest calls of all her sneaking train.’;

Rentverb

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

Interestnoun

A fee paid for the use of money; a fee paid for a loan; - usually reckoned as a percentage; as, interest at five per cent per annum on ten thousand dollars.

‘They have told their money, and let outTheir coin upon large interest.’;

Rent

imp. & p. p. of Rend.

Interestnoun

Any excess of advantage over and above an exact equivalent for what is given or rendered.

‘You shall have your desires with interest.’;

Rentnoun

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

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

Interestnoun

The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively; as, the iron interest; the cotton interest.

Rentnoun

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

Interestnoun

a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something;

‘an interest in music’;

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.’;

Interestnoun

the power of attracting or holding one's interest (because it is unusual or exciting etc.);

‘they said nothing of great interest’; ‘primary colors can add interest to a room’;

Rentnoun

Pay; reward; share; toll.

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

Interestnoun

a reason for wanting something done;

‘for your sake’; ‘died for the sake of his country’; ‘in the interest of safety’; ‘in the common interest’;

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.

Interestnoun

a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed;

‘how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?’;

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.

Interestnoun

a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly);

‘sailing is her favorite pastime’; ‘his main pastime is gambling’; ‘he counts reading among his interests’; ‘they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits’;

Rentnoun

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

Interestnoun

(law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something;

‘they have interests all over the world’; ‘a stake in the company's future’;

Rentnoun

an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart;

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

Interestnoun

(usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims;

‘the iron interests stepped up production’;

Rentnoun

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

Interestverb

excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

Rentnoun

the act of rending or ripping or splitting something;

‘he gave the envelope a vigorous rip’;

Interestverb

be on the mind of;

‘I worry about the second Germanic consonant’;

Rentverb

let for money;

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

Interestverb

be of importance or consequence;

‘This matters to me!’;

Rentverb

grant use or occupation of under a term of contract;

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

Interest

Interest, in finance and economics, is payment from a borrower or deposit-taking financial institution to a lender or depositor of an amount above repayment of the principal sum (that is, the amount borrowed), at a particular rate. It is distinct from a fee which the borrower may pay the lender or some third party.

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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