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LEASE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lease mean? 

LEASE (noun)
  The noun LEASE has 3 senses:

1. property that is leased or rented out or let
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

  Familiarity information: LEASE used as a noun is uncommon.


LEASE (verb)
  The verb LEASE has 4 senses:

1. let for money
2. hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
3. grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
4. engage for service under a term of contract

  Familiarity information: LEASE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LEASE (noun)


Sense 1lease [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Property that is leased or rented out or let

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

lease; letting; rental

Hypernyms ("lease" is a kind of...):

belongings; holding; material possession; property (something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lease"):

car rental; hire car; rent-a-car; self-drive; u-drive; you-drive (a rented car)

sublease; sublet (a lease from one lessee to another)


Sense 2lease [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("lease" is a kind of...):

contract (a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law)


Sense 3lease [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The period of time during which a contract conveying property to a person is in effect

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

term of a contract; lease

Hypernyms ("lease" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)


LEASE (verb)


Sense 1lease [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Let for money

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

lease; rent

Context example:

We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad

Hypernyms (to "lease" is one way to...):

contract; undertake (enter into a contractual arrangement)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Sense 2lease [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

charter; hire; lease; rent

Hypernyms (to "lease" is one way to...):

contract; undertake (enter into a contractual arrangement)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Sense 3lease [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grant use or occupation of under a term of contract

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

rent; lease; let

Context example:

I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners

Hypernyms (to "lease" is one way to...):

give (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lease"):

sublease; sublet (lease or rent all or part of (a leased or rented property) to another person)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Sentence examples:

They lease cars to the tourists
They lease the tourists their cars


Sense 4lease [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Engage for service under a term of contract

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

rent; hire; charter; lease; engage; take

Context examples:

We took an apartment on a quiet street / Let's rent a car / Shall we take a guide in Rome?

Hypernyms (to "lease" is one way to...):

acquire; get (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s something from somebody


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