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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He and his family lived in a three-story house near the Old Market, and they sublet the top floor to Langford.
▪ He figured it must be her friend Germaine, the one she sublet the apartment from.
▪ I sublet my apartment to my sister, packed my van, and headed west.
▪ The company hopes to sublet a sixth building it does not own, she said.
▪ The third call is for the woman who sublet while Primo was away.
▪ We sublet our New York apartment and gave up the one in Philadelphia.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sublet \Sub*let"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sublet; p. pr. & vb. n. Subletting.] To underlet; to lease, as when a lessee leases to another person.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1766, from sub- + let (v.).


n. property leased by one lessee to another. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To lease or rent all or part of (a property) (to another person). 2 (context transitive English) (en-past of: sublet)

  1. n. a lease from one lessee to another [syn: sublease]

  2. v. lease or rent all or part of (a leased or rented property) to another person; "We sublet our apartment over the summer" [syn: sublease]

  3. [also: subletting]

Usage examples of "sublet".

She needn't deny it, now that she was severing her last tie to him, one, perhaps, which she ought never to have allowed to continue, so many years ago agreeing to sublet, not really very legally, his large, prewar, park side rent-controlled apartment when William was first sent overseas.

To tell the truth, John had recently imbibed some more or less capitalistic--or anticapitalistic--doctrines, and he was quite incapable of understanding why, if a street-contractor, for instance, was permitted by the laws of the land to sublet the work for which he had contracted, he, John, should not be permitted to sublet his contract to Dennis, piecemeal, or even as a whole, if he saw fit to do so.

The block included another thirty or so similar apartment suites, most of them broken up and sublet to other tenants.

Instead of surrendering himself to the fortune of the street and the charity of strangers, he flew business class to JFK, checked briefly into the Lowell, called a real estate broker, and speedily lucked out, finding himself this commodious West Side sublet.

There was a residential sublet, an employment agreement, written interrogatories for a bankruptcy, a form for the Franchise Tax Board, and two drafted letters threatening lawsuits on behalf of his clients—.

There was a residential sublet, an employment agreement, written interrogatories for a bankruptcy, a form for the Franchise Tax Board, and two drafted letters threatening lawsuits on behalf of his clientsone for an artist against a gallery refusing to return his unsold paintings, and one for George Morton's mistress, who claimed that the parking attendant at Sushi Roku had scratched her Mercedes convertible while parking it.

No roommates, no sublets, no ex-spouses or former lovers, and even if one of their relatives had looked like her, they'd never given anyone a key because the wife was home all day so who locked the doors?

The condominium bylaws don't permit sublets and I was surprised that Elaine agreed to it.

Prospective buyers are screened real carefully and if we allowed sublets it would just be an invitation for any Tom, Dick, or Harry to move in here.

And Raven had told me that I'm really just blessed by the Wolf spirit—so blessed that a chunk of it is subletting a portion of my cerebral cortex.

They were subletting from a sculptor who had moved to Florence for three years and who, in turn, was subletting from the new curator of contemporary art at the Seattle Art Museum, a man who admired Ellen Cherry's talent.

Andrew was on solid ground, now, but he hadn't spent anything, other than subletting a room and shopping for groceries, and neither activity was supposed to get him on anybody's list.

She therefore persuaded her parents to allow her to attend Harvard Summer School and sublet a flat in North - Cambridge.