The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lease \Lease\ (l[=e]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leased; p. pr. & vb. n. Leasing.] [F. laisser, OF. laissier, lessier, to leave, transmit, L. laxare to loose, slacken, from laxus loose, wide. See Lax, and cf. Lesser.]
To grant to another by lease the possession of, as of lands, tenements, and hereditaments; to let; to demise; as, a landowner leases a farm to a tenant; -- sometimes with out.
There were some [houses] that were leased out for three lives.
To hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant leases his land from the owner.
Leasing \Leas"ing\, n. [AS. le['a]sung, fr. le['a]s loose,
false, deceitful. See -less, Loose, a.]
The act of lying; falsehood; a lie or lies. [Archaic]
Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing.
--Ps. v. 6.
Blessed be the lips that such a leasing told.
Leasing making (Scots Law), the uttering of lies or libels
upon the personal character of the sovereign, his court,
or his family.
Etymology 1 n. (context archaic English) A lie; the act of lying, falsehood. Etymology 2
vb. (present participle of lease English)
- Redirect Lease
Usage examples of "leasing".
The firm financed international multi-lateral countertrade and leasing transactions.
Neither the lumber business, nor the leasing of camp sites and bungalows to Summer vacationists and Fall hunters, paid.
Dissat had hungered for a long time to share in some of the large profits Dennis Waterbury made on his varied operations and investments in resort lands, oil and gas drilling programs, new urban office structures, tanker leasing, and so on.
Paul Dissat had hungered for a long time to share in some of the large profits Dennis Waterbury made on his varied operations and investments in resort lands, oil and gas drilling programs, new urban office structures, tanker leasing, and so on.
This is the meaning of many policies the full philosophy of which is not generally grasped--the regulation of railroads and other public service corporations, the conservation of natural resources, the leasing of public lands and waterpowers, the control of great combinations of wealth.
This included payments to personnel, their transportation and living expenses, leasing a secret headquarters, the purchase of six vehicles, medical supplies, the funeral caskets, payments in the Little Colombia district of Queens for covert aid and firearms, commissions in Peru and New York on money transfers, plus bribes to an American woman banker.
The first folders were filled with accounting-payroll expenses, utility bills, food bills, leasing charges for the camp horses and powerboats, art supplies, laundry bills, and the like.
Membership in the group guaranteed special coupons, special sales, valet parking, and events like the jewelry- leasing extravaganza I was catering that night.
Lodge had cleverly used La Follette's genuine objection to the leasing bill in order to postpone altogether the vote on the appropriation bill.
I told the existing leasing broker, a friend of mine, that I was going to renovate the building and get tenants.
He said he was going across the headwaters of Wildhorse Creek to see about leasing some grazing rights to some kissing cousins on his mamma's side.
We learned to negotiate, so that future leasings and sales were more favorable.
This reminded him of the lithium scam hed run on Pesmenben IVtheyd salted the dunes there with lithium carbonate, to con the Imperial governor into leasing the planet.
Everything's minor scale, one or two guys roaming around the mineral country and leasing claims for a couple of years, then coming in with the take.
These disastrous investments added to his losses in oil refining, the money pit of the Founders Inn Hotel, his jet leasing fiasco and one of England’.