Renter and Tenant

Renter

Renting, also known as hiring, is an agreement where a payment is made for the temporary use of a good, service or property owned by another.

renter n 1: someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else; "the landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent" [syn: {tenant}] 2: an owner who receives payment for the use of their property by another

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "renter": board-and-roomer, boarder, hirer, homesteader, incumbent, leaseholder, lessee, lodger, occupant, occupier, paying guest, resident, roomer, squatter, sublessee, subtenant, tenant, tenant at sufferance, tenant for life, transient, transient guest, underlessee

Renter \Ren"ter\ (r?n"t?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rentered} (-t?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rentering}.] [F. rentraire; L. pref. re- re- + in into, in + trahere to draw.] 1. To sew together so that the seam is scarcely visible; to sew up with skill and nicety; to finedraw. [1913 Webster] 2. To restore the original design of, by working in new warp; -- said with reference to tapestry. [1913 Webster]

Renter \Rent"er\ (r?nt"?r), n. One who rents or leases an estate; -- usually said of a lessee or tenant. [1913 Webster]

Tenant

A tenant farmer is one who resides on and farms land owned by a landlord. Tenant farming is an agricultural production system in which landowners contribute their land and often a measure of operating capital and management; while tenant farmers contribute their labor along with at times varying amounts of capital and management.

tenant n 1: someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else; "the landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent" [syn: {renter}] 2: a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease) 3: any occupant who dwells in a place v : occupy as a tenant

63 Moby Thesaurus words for "tenant": abide, addressee, artist-in-residence, berth, board-and-roomer, boarder, bunk, cohabit, denizen, domicile, domiciliate, doss down, dwell, dweller, habitant, hang out, hirer, homesteader, house detective, incumbent, inhabit, inhabitant, inhabiter, inmate, inpatient, intern, leaseholder, lessee, live, live-in maid, locum tenens, lodge, lodger, nest, occupant, occupier, occupy, paying guest, people, perch, populate, remain, renter, reside, residencer, resident, resident physician, residentiary, resider, room, roomer, roost, sojourner, squat, squatter, stay, sublessee, subtenant, tenant at sufferance, tenant for life, transient, transient guest, underlessee

Tenant \Ten"ant\, n. [F. tenant, p. pr. of tenir to hold. See {Tenable}, and cf. {Lieutenant}.] 1. (Law) One who holds or possesses lands, or other real estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in common, in severalty, for life, for years, or at will; also, one who has the occupation or temporary possession of lands or tenements the title of which is in another; -- correlative to landlord. See Citation from --Blackstone, under {Tenement}, 2. --Blount. Wharton. [1913 Webster] 2. One who has possession of any place; a dweller; an occupant. ``Sweet tenants of this grove.'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster] The hhappy tenant of your shade. --Cowley. [1913 Webster] The sister tenants of the middle deep. --Byron. [1913 Webster] {Tenant in capite} [L. in in + capite, abl. of caput head, chief.], or {Tenant in chief}, by the laws of England, one who holds immediately of the king. According to the feudal system, all lands in England are considered as held immediately or mediately of the king, who is styled lord paramount. Such tenants, however, are considered as having the fee of the lands and permanent possession. --Blackstone. {Tenant in common}. See under {Common}. [1913 Webster]

Tenant \Ten"ant\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tenanted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tenanting}.] To hold, occupy, or possess as a tenant. [1913 Webster] Sir Roger's estate is tenanted by persons who have served him or his ancestors. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • renter: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • renter: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • renter: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • renter: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • tenant: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • tenant: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • tenant: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • tenant: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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