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TENANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tenant mean? 

TENANT (noun)
  The noun TENANT has 3 senses:

1. someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else
2. a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease)
3. any occupant who dwells in a place

  Familiarity information: TENANT used as a noun is uncommon.


TENANT (verb)
  The verb TENANT has 1 sense:

1. occupy as a tenant

  Familiarity information: TENANT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TENANT (noun)


Sense 1tenant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

renter; tenant

Context example:

the landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent

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

payer; remunerator (a person who pays money for something)

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

leaseholder; lessee (a tenant who holds a lease)

boarder; lodger; roomer (a tenant in someone's house)


Sense 2tenant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

bearer; holder (the person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds it)

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

cotenant (one of two or more tenants holding title to the same property)

life tenant (a tenant whose legal right to retain possession of buildings or lands lasts as long as they (or some other person) live)

tenant farmer (a farmer who works land owned by someone else)


Sense 3tenant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any occupant who dwells in a place

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

occupant; occupier; resident (someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there)


TENANT (verb)


Sense 1tenant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Occupy as a tenant

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

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

inhabit; occupy (be present in; be inside of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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