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  11  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rent  \Rent\,  n.  (Polit.  Econ.) 
  a  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,  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. 
  b  Loosely,  a  return  or  profit  from  a  differential  advantage 
  for  production,  as  in  case  of  income  or  earnings  due  to 
  rare  natural  gifts  creating  a  natural  monopoly. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rend  \Rend\  (r[e^]nd),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Rent}  (r?nt);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Rending}.]  [AS.  rendan,  hrendan  cf  OFries  renda, 
  randa,  Fries.  renne  to  cut,  rend,  Icel.  hrinda  to  push 
  thrust,  AS  hrindan  or  cf  Icel.  r?na  to  rob,  plunder,  Ir 
  rannaim  to  divide,  share,  part  W.  rhanu  Armor.  ranna.] 
  1.  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  thunder  Doth  rend  the  region.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  part  or  tear  off  forcibly;  to  take  away  by  force. 
  An  empire  from  its  old  foundations  rent.  --Dryden. 
  I  will  surely  rend  the  kingdom  from  thee.  --1  Kings 
  xi  11. 
  {To  rap  and  rend}.  See  under  {Rap},  v.  t.,  to  snatch. 
  Syn:  To  tear;  burst;  break;  rupture;  lacerate;  fracture; 
  crack;  split. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rent  \Rent\  (r?nt),  v.  i. 
  To  rant.  [R.  &  Obs.]  --Hudibras. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rent  \Rent\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Rend}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rent  \Rent\,  n.  [From  {Rend}.] 
  1.  An  opening  made  by  rending;  a  break  or  breach  made  by 
  force;  a  tear. 
  See  what  a  rent  the  envious  Casca  made  --Shak. 
  2.  Figuratively,  a  schism;  a  rupture  of  harmony;  a 
  separation;  as  a  rent  in  the  church. 
  Syn:  Fissure;  breach;  disrupture;  rupture;  tear; 
  dilaceration;  break;  fracture. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rent  \Rent\,  v.  t. 
  To  tear.  See  {Rend}.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rent  \Rent\,  n.  [F.  rente,  LL  renta,  fr  L.  reddita  fem.  sing. 
  or  neut.  pl  of  redditus  p.  p.  of  reddere  to  give  back  pay 
  See  {Render}.] 
  1.  Income;  revenue.  See  {Catel}.  [Obs.]  ``Catel  had  they 
  enough  and  rent.''  --Chaucer. 
  [Bacchus]  a  waster  was  and  all  his  rent  In  wine  and 
  bordel  he  dispent.  --Gower. 
  So  bought  an  annual  rent  or  two  And  liv'd,  just  as 
  you  see  I  do  --Pope. 
  2.  Pay  reward;  share;  toll.  [Obs.] 
  Death,  that  taketh  of  high  and  low  his  rent. 
  3.  (Law)  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 
  Note:  The  term  rent  is  also  popularly  applied  to  compensation 
  for  the  use  of  certain  personal  chattels,  as  a  piano,  a 
  sewing  machine,  etc 
  {Black  rent}.  See  {Blackmail},  3. 
  {Forehand  rent},  rent  which  is  paid  in  advance;  foregift. 
  {Rent  arrear},  rent  in  arrears;  unpaid  rent.  --Blackstone. 
  {Rent  charge}  (Law),  a  rent  reserved  on  a  conveyance  of  land 
  in  fee  simple,  or  granted  out  of  lands  by  deed;  --  so 
  called  because  by  a  covenant  or  clause  in  the  deed  of 
  conveyance,  the  land  is  charged  with  a  distress  for  the 
  payment  of  it  --Bouvier. 
  {Rent  roll},  a  list  or  account  of  rents  or  income;  a  rental. 
  {Rent  seck}  (Law),  a  rent  reserved  by  deed,  but  without  any 
  clause  of  distress;  barren  rent.  A  power  of  distress  was 
  made  incident  to  rent  seck  by  Statute  4  George  II  c.  28. 
  {Rent  service}  (Eng.  Law),  rent  reserved  out  of  land  held  by 
  fealty  or  other  corporeal  service;  --  so  called  from  such 
  service  being  incident  to  it 
  {White  rent},  a  quitrent  when  paid  in  silver;  --  opposed  to 
  black  rent. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rent  \Rent\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Rented};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Renting}.]  [F.  renter.  See  {Rent},  n.] 
  1.  To  grant  the  possession  and  enjoyment  of  for  a  rent;  to 
  lease;  as  the  owwner  of  an  estate  or  house  rents  it 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rent  \Rent\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  leased,  or  let  for  rent;  as  an  estate  rents  for  five 
  hundred  dollars  a  year. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  shattered  or  torn  up  or  torn  apart  violently  as  by  e.g.  wind 
  or  lightning  or  explosive;  "an  old  blasted  apple  tree"; 
  "a  tree  rent  by  lightning";  "cities  torn  by  bombs"; 
  "earthquake-torn  streets"  [syn:  {blasted},  {ripped},  {torn}] 
  n  1:  a  regular  payment  by  a  tenant  to  a  landlord  for  use  of  some 
  2:  an  opening  made  forcibly  as  by  pulling  apart;  "there  was  a 
  rip  in  his  pants"  [syn:  {rip},  {split},  {tear}] 
  3:  the  return  derived  from  cultivated  land  in  excess  of  that 
  derived  from  the  poorest  land  cultivated  under  similar 
  conditions  [syn:  {economic  rent}] 
  4:  the  act  of  rending  or  ripping  or  splitting  something  "he 
  gave  the  envelope  a  vigorous  rip"  [syn:  {rip},  {split}] 
  v  1:  let  for  money;  of  housing  [syn:  {lease}] 
  2:  grant  use  or  occupation  of  under  a  term  of  contract;  "I  am 
  leasing  my  country  estate  to  some  foreigners"  [syn:  {lease}, 
  3:  engage  in  a  commercial  transaction;  "We  took  an  apartment  on 
  a  quiet  street";  "Let's  rent  a  car";  "Shall  we  take  a 
  guide  in  Rome?"  [syn:  {lease},  {hire},  {charter},  {engage}, 
  4:  hold  under  a  lease  or  rental  agreement;  of  goods  and 
  services  [syn:  {hire},  {charter},  {lease}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (Isa.  3:24),  probably  a  rope,  as  rendered  in  the  LXX.  and 
  Vulgate  and  Revised  Version,  or  as  some  prefer  interpreting  the 
  phrase,  "girdle  and  robe  are  torn  [i.e.,  are  'a  rent']  by  the 
  hand  of  violence." 

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