• WordNet 3.6
    • n rente income from capital investment paid in a series of regular payments "his retirement fund was set up to be paid as an annuity"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A man, made poor by agricultural distress, selling something to a happy money lender in order to pay his rent A man, made poor by agricultural distress, selling something to a happy money lender in order to pay his rent
"Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces!" "Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces!"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting advertising space on his cows.
    • n Rente räNt In France, interest payable by government on indebtedness; the bonds, shares, stocks, etc., which represent government indebtedness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In hotels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, every room is required to have twin beds. And the beds must always be a minimum of two feet apart when a couple rents a room for only one night. And it's illegal to make love on the floor between the beds.
    • n rente Annual income; revenue; rent; interest; specifically, in the plural, rentes (or rentes sur Vétat), sums paid annually by a government as interest on public loans; hence, the bonds or stocks on which such interest is paid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Salem, Massachesetts sleeping in the nude in a rented room is forbidden, even for married couples.
    • Rente (Fr.) annual income
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  • Michael Caine
    Michael Caine
    “First of all, I choose the great [roles], and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.”
  • Chungliang Al Huang
    Chungliang Al Huang
    “Many people treat their bodies as if they were rented from Hertz-something they are using to get around in but nothing they genuinely care about understanding.”
  • Robert Orben
    Robert Orben
    “More than ever before, Americans are suffering from back problems, back taxes, back rent, back auto payments.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Money can't buy happiness; it can, however, rent it.”
  • Shirley Anita Chisholm
    Shirley Anita Chisholm
    “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.”
  • Marian Wright Edelman
    Marian Wright Edelman
    “Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Rent income
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. rente—L. reddita (pecunia), money paid—reddĕre, to pay.


In literature:

Apart from the rent of his organ, his expenses are slight.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Tamiya will not rent it out.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
And there were the Parphens, of whom my grandfather rented his store.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
Her father had one cow of his own, and rented two others, for each of which he paid a Louis annually.
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
What does a house from the letting of which I receive a rent?
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
He received rents in money and kind.
"An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England" by Edward Potts Cheyney
Have you any offices to rent in that building?
"The Boy from the Ranch" by Frank V. Webster
Rents in Ravensdale ten shillings; mountain land two shillings and sixpence to five shillings.
"A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779" by Arthur Young
You need the money, and you might hire another house, or pay rent for this.
"Chester Rand" by Horatio Alger, Jr
The idea of raising a rent was abominable to him.
"Cousin Henry" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

Leads them the way our Saviour went,
And shows Love's treasure yet unspent;
As when th' unclouded heavens were rent.
Opening His road,
Nor yet His Holy Spirit sent
To our abode.
"Sunday After Ascension" by John Keble
By the Rivers of Babylon we mournfully bent,
With "harps on the willows" and venture all rent,
For burdened by sorrow and saddened by pain,
We felt that we no more could strike them again.
""By the Rivers of Babylon"" by Mary Weston Fordham
Thou ask'st, my Friend, why starts th' unbidden tear,
Why from its prison bursts the labouring sigh,
Why the shrunk leaf that speaks the faded year,
Is gazed on with a cold indiff'rent eye ?
"To My Best Friend" by Laura Sophia Temple
Nothing is perfect; be content,--
Thank God it is no worse;
Creation pays a bitter rent
And sins beneath a curse;
Thank God for blessing still bestow'd,
And grace to lift guilt's crushing load.
"Detraction" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
When I view ev'ry eye beaming joy and content,
While with keen throbs of anguish my bosom is rent,
With mad'ning sensations I feel my heart burn,
And I sigh for that peace which can never return.
"On Hearing The Sound Of Music At A Distance" by Laura Sophia Temple
Blow! blow, thou weird wind, till the clouds be rent,
And starlight glimmer through the riven seams,
Scatter their darkness like the mist of dreams,
Till all the fleeting, spectre-gloom be spent,
And the bright Future gem the firmament.
"Wind" by Walter Richard Cassels

In news:

Christchurch 's small businesses fear they may be pushed out of the central city when the rebuild is complete, as rents are likely to go up by about 25 per cent.
Area farmers reap rent, utilities add power sources.
GREENSBORO — To buy or to rent.
A designer shares his lessons on solving high rent and tight space with a little modern feng shui.
I would like to address the person(s) who feel they need to cut the custodial staff from the Lake Orion schools and replace them with cheaper rent-a- custodian .
Artists independantly rent motel rooms throughout downtown Reno to showcase their art.
On the first day of the month rent is due in advance in full for most renters, even if they rent an apartment, retail store or office space.
Drummer Jack Antonoff's sister opens up about 'Rent' and middle school exams.
Rapp on 'Rent,' ' Dazed ' and Warhol.
A great way to see a lot of the attractions in Israel is to rent a car.
Julien's Auctions, the company that is auctioning off items from Michael Jackson's rented Beverly Hills mansion, have removed Michael Jackson's headboard from the list of items up for sale.
Janet Portman Rent It Right.
After weeks of trying to get our landlord to make a repair to the roof, we decided to withhold rent.
But then he served us with a rent increase.
MORIAH — Moriah and Port Henry are going after property owners who rent substandard housing to low-income tenants.

In science:

In the above, τj = iJ ⊥j (s+ rent operator on link j that transfers one unit of the sz from one site to the next.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
This “dark-cur rent ” signal needs to be subtracted from any observation of the sky.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Finally, let |∼ be the preferential consequence relation de fined by the cohe rent choice function µR .
Preferential and Preferential-discriminative Consequence relations
Let |∼ be the preferential consequence relation de fined by the cohe rent choice function µR .
Preferential and Preferential-discriminative Consequence relations
The first is similar in spirit (though diffe rent in detail) to the original proof of [Sch1].
Generalized Property R and the Schoenflies Conjecture