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Rent \Rent\ (r[e^]nt), v. t.
To tear. See Rend. [Obs.]
Rent \Rent\ (r[e^]nt), 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.]
Income; revenue. See Catel. [Obs.] ``Catel had they enough and rent.''
[Bacchus] a waster was and all his rent In wine and bordel he dispent.
So bought an annual rent or two, And liv'd, just as you see I do.
Pay; reward; share; toll. [Obs.]
Death, that taketh of high and low his rent.
(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.
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.
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.
Black rent. See Blackmail, 3.
Forehand rent, rent which is paid in advance; foregift.
Rent arrear, rent in arrears; unpaid rent.
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.
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.
Rent \Rent\ (r[e^]nt), v. i.
To rant. [R. & Obs.]
Rent \Rent\ (r[e^]nt), imp. & p. p. of Rend.
Rent \Rent\ (r[e^]nt), n. [From Rend.]
An opening made by rending; a break or breach made by force; a tear.
See what a rent the envious Casca made.
Figuratively, a schism; a rupture of harmony; a separation; as, a rent in the church.
Syn: Fissure; breach; disrupture; rupture; tear; dilaceration; break; fracture.
Rent \Rent\, v. i. To be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate rents for five hundred dollars a year.
Rent \Rent\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rented; p. pr. & vb. n. Renting.] [F. renter. See Rent, n.]
To grant the possession and enjoyment of, for a rent; to lease; as, the owwner of an estate or house rents it.
To take and hold under an agreement to pay rent; as, the tennant rents an estate of the owner.
Rend \Rend\ (r[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rent (r[e^]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[ae]na to rob, plunder, Ir. rannaim to divide, share, part, W. rhanu, Armor. ranna.]
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.
To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.
An empire from its old foundations rent.
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.
Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City's East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City , under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
The musical was first seen in a workshop production at New York Theatre Workshop in 1993. This same Off-Broadway theatre was also the musical's initial home following its official 1996 opening. The show's creator, Jonathan Larson, died suddenly of an aortic dissection, believed to have been caused by undiagnosed Marfan syndrome, the night before the Off-Broadway premiere. The show won a Pulitzer Prize, and the production was a hit. The musical moved to Broadway's larger Nederlander Theatre on April 29, 1996.
On Broadway, Rent gained critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Musical among other awards. The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008 after a 12-year run of 5,123 performances. On February 14, 2016, the musical Wicked surpassed Rent's number of performances with a 2pm matinee, pushing Rent from the tenth to eleventh longest-running Broadway show. The production grossed over $280 million.
The success of the show led to several national tours and numerous foreign productions. In 2005 it was adapted into a motion picture featuring most of the original cast members.
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Rent is a 2005 American musical drama film directed by Chris Columbus. It is an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, in turn based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. The film depicts the lives of several Bohemians and their struggles with sexuality, drugs, paying their rent, and life under the shadow of AIDS. It takes place in the East Village of New York City from 1989 to 1990. The film features six of the original Broadway cast members reprising their roles.
"Rent" is a 1987 single by the Pet Shop Boys. It was released in the UK by Parlophone on 12 October 1987.
Rent (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is an album of music from the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent. It is produced by DreamWorks with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. The album is a 2-disc (in its CD format) collection of every song from the musical; some small segments of narration and spoken dialogue from the play are not included in the recording. The collection ends with a studio-recorded rearrangement of the song " Seasons of Love" featuring Stevie Wonder. The album was recorded by the original Broadway cast of RENT and was released on August 27, 1996. A second one-disc album was released in 1999 containing highlights from the original cast album.
Rent, in MUDs (primarily DikuMUDs), is a mechanism for both enabling and limiting persistence of a player character's possessions. In the "traditional" rent paradigm, in order to keep belongings between game sessions, the player must travel to an inn and use the rent command there, and is assessed a price, in game money, for each inventory item; items that cannot be paid for are not persisted. If the player simply uses the quit command rather than rent, inventory items are not kept, and fall to the ground. Many evolutions of this approach exist: the rent command is often made to be performable anywhere rather than only at an inn, sometimes costs are removed or made negligible, and so on. At times, in MUDs where inventory is made to simply persist automatically when the player quits the game, the conceptualization of inventory persistence as "rent" is sufficiently ingrained that this is referred to as "autorent".
Rent is often considered an annoyance to players, which is a factor that drives the many variations seen on the concept. On the other hand, the need to pay to retain one's items can provide an impetus to engagement with the game, though this may be seen as unduly coercive.
v. let for money; "We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad" [syn: lease]
n. a regular payment by a tenant to a landlord for use of some property
the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions [syn: economic rent]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"payment for use of property," mid-12c., a legal sense, originally "income, revenue" (late Old English), from Old French rente "payment due; profit, income," from Vulgar Latin *rendita, noun use of fem. past participle of rendere "to render" (see render (v.)).
mid-15c., "to rent out property, grant possession and enjoyment of in exchange for a consideration paid," from Old French renter "pay dues to," or from rent (n.1). Related: Rented; renting. Earlier (mid-14c.) in the more general sense of "provide with revenue." Sense of "to take and hold in exchange for rent" is from 1520s. Intransitive sense of "be leased for rent" is from 1784. Prefix rent-a- first attested 1921, mainly of businesses that rented various makes of car (Rentacar is a trademark registered in U.S. 1924); extended to other "temporary" uses since 1961.
"torn place," 1530s, noun use of Middle English renten "to tear, rend" (early 14c.), variant of renden (see rend (v.)).
Etymology 1 n. A payment made by a tenant at intervals in order to occupy a property. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To occupy premises in exchange for rent. 2 (context transitive English) To grant occupation in return for rent. 3 (context transitive English) To obtain or have temporary possession of an object (e.g. a movie) in exchange for money. 4 (context intransitive English) To be leased or let for rent. Etymology 2
n. 1 A tear or rip in some surface. 2 A division or schism. vb. (en-past of: rend)
Usage examples of "rent".
As to the advice you give me that if some honest person would pay me my rent, or at least a part of it, I should have no scruples about taking it because a little more, or a little less, would be of little importance .
This pleased rupert but then he had found out she was renting a small bedsit in Vauxhall, rammed to the ceiling with pottery turtles, leatherette footstools and flowery, applique table mats, where she would sneak off as if visiting a lover and would sit for hours, rocking backwards and forwards stroking a ceramic clown amidst a mountain of knick-knacks.
I draw from that money once a month, to pay for the rented rooms, the archival fees, the meals in restaurants.
They had arrived by rented coach, bidden to wait under the portico, and identified themselves as Inspector Edgars and three constables from Scotland Yard.
In the meane season Thrasillus not able to refraine any longer, before Charites had asswaged her dolor, before her troubled mind had pacified her fury, even in the middle of all her griefes, while she tare her haire and rent her garments, demanded her in marriage, and so without shame, he detected the secrets and unspeakeable deceipts of his heart.
Anyway, copious quantities of hydrogen gas were pouring from the shaft maw, coming from the rent where the unfortunate brown man had fallen into a ballonet and suffocated.
Mittin, besought her, the next morning, to demand all her Southampton bills, to add to them those for the rent and the stores of Higden, and then to transact the business with Mr.
He started to tell Bonner how he and his buddies were going to rent a car and drive to Pompeii and see the porn.
Mrs Mooney told me Alice brout some more money to look after me and for the rent.
Polly lived in a studio-style maisonette and had set the rent accordingly.
Pittsburgh on Wednesday evening she rented a car and drove to the hotel where the Mandrill Institute had reserved an apartment for her, until she could find her own place, Peter had said when she called him.
Claude Heath, the rising young composer, who recently married the beautiful Miss Charmian Mansfield, of Berkeley Square, has just rented and furnished elaborately a magnificent studio in Renwick Place, Chelsea.
Amid cheers that rent the welkin, responded to by answering cheers from a big muster of henchmen on the distant Cambrian and Caledonian hills, the mastodontic pleasureship slowly moved away saluted by a final floral tribute from the representatives of the fair sex who were present in large numbers while, as it proceeded down the river, escorted by a flotilla of barges, the flags of the Ballast office and Custom House were dipped in salute as were also those of the electrical power station at the Pigeonhouse and the Poolbeg Light.
Steam billowed as the sea was rent by sudden gouts of flame, leaving behind a measureless, bottomless hole.
In the room which he had rented in the city of Melos, he continued the task.