• WordNet 3.6
    • n renting the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)
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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!"


  • 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.”


In literature:

I've increased his rent twice, hoping to get rid of him so; but he pays without a murmur; and what am I to do?
"Little Classics, Volume 8 (of 18)" by Various
The complaining lodger went off soon after without paying his rent.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
A tenant named Richard Sweeney, whose rent was L48 a year, owed three years' rent.
"The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent" by S.M. Hussey
Rents are collected, labour superintended, administrative business transacted by a set of manorial officers.
"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler
In Pennsylvania, the quit rents brought a handsome annual tribute into the exchequer of the Penn family.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
The salary is 700 rupees a-month, with office-rent 40, and establishments 152.
"A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II" by William Sleeman
While living in the apartments rented by the author, Maslova became infatuated with a jolly clerk living in the same house.
"The Awakening" by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
She had her rent free, but upon that she did not enlarge.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
They remind me of the columns where ye look for a rent.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
About ten days later, sure enough I rented it, family to take possession immediately.
"Sunny Slopes" by Ethel Hueston
The land belonged to the people "on payment of a just rent" to the landlords.
"Disturbed Ireland" by Bernard H. Becker
When the landlords were away, they had agents to collect the rents for them.
"The Irish Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
Prices and rents painfully surprised her, and she gave up any idea of renting a furnished house, and so informed Shotwell.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
Tax records show that Lyle was renting from Harper on Prince Street during this time.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
How will you pay your back rent and the rent of next year?
"The Abbatial Crosier" by Eugène Sue
He could not deduct the tax from his rent, and oblige his landlord to pay it, for he pays no rent.
"On The Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation" by David Ricardo
I won't stand for having it rented.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
I've had a rent-sign on it for two months, but haven't had a single applicant for it.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
Property in pure interest, including much agricultural rent.
"The Acquisitive Society" by R. H. Tawney
These will keep on giving rents as long as they can beg or borrow the money to pay rents with.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett

In poetry:

In daytime autumn's vastness
Beyond the stream is rent
By wailing in the graveyard,
By anguish and lament.
"False Alarm" by Boris Pasternak
'And shall we never meet again,
Hearts that have grown together?
Must they at once be rent away
And kept apart for ever?'
"Alexander And Zenobia" by Anne Bronte
And we full oft revert to this,
To show man's true descent
From Him who is the source of bliss,
Tho' now by passions rent.
"The Heroes Of Our Day" by Joseph Horatio Chant
Let the whole earth his love proclaim
With all her diff'rent tongues,
And spread the honors of his name
In melody and songs.
"Psalm 98 part 1" by Isaac Watts
As Love and Joy are of one being, so
When Love is in ascendant in the heart,
Then Joy too shines, albeit in guise of woe,
Until, from the belovèd rent apart,
His God-lit face appearing from afar,
Pierces our night of thought—a guiding star.
"To L. C. Smith" by Emily Pfeiffer
Is this the pledge, the promised bliss my youth did hope from thee;
My soul to wing in fancied joy to realms of liberty?
Midst burning tears and woe-rent fears bright smiles I thought to find;
In hell I sought a paradise-to truth my eyes were blind.
"O Evil Spirit!" by Nikoloz Baratashvili

In news:

Rent – The Three Stooges – tonight with Time Warner Cable Movies on Demand.
Thinking of renting a car while traveling.
Encino residents are up in arms as Barnes & Noble gets squeezed out by higher rents.
When You Rent *and* Own.
Rent the Runway Opens First-Ever NYC Showroom.
Kevin Ogorzalek recently bought a condo in Pleasant Plains after years of renting and saving for a down payment.
For years I had wanted to rent a cottage in the English countryside.
Wolverhampton Council tenants will see rent rise.
When I first moved to New York in 1978 my rent was $110 a month and I split that with my roomate.
The whole thing has to do with money Bruce Lightner owes the city after he rented the convention center for Michael Jackson's funeral.
Cramped sheriff's office finds itself in rent-buy dilemma.
One minute he's choreographing a new off-Broadway revival of Rent.
The Donald Says He Jacked Up Rent to Keep Arianna Huffington Out.
Residents in need of food, health care, dental care, heating costs, or rent can get connected to assistance agencies through the phone line 211.
A Member of the House Who Rents Out Rooms.

In science:

The cost of renting is λ and cost of buying is the cost of eviction, which is cost(f ).
Caching with rental cost and zapping
The algorithm doesn’t know when the phase ends and at each time step it has to decide if it keep renting the file or if it should pay for the eviction cost to buy it.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
The rent-evict constraints are modified to have variables for eviction, renting, and zapping.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
We refer to (I I I ) and (I V ) by cache-size constraints and rent-evict-zap constraints, respectively.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
RentalZappingPagingCILP is similar to RentalPagingCILP, and considers the rent-evictzap constraints before the cache-size constraints.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
We claim that, at any given time, if all the rent-evict-zap constraints are satisfied, the cache-size constraints are satisfied too.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
We prove this by showing that each file is evicted within k steps from its latest request, by considering just the rent-evict-zap constraints.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
At any given time, the algorithm considers the rent-evict-zap constraint corresponding to each file in the cache.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
Consider the rent-evict-zap constraint at time s for the file whose latest request was at time t.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
When the algorithm considers a rent-evict-zap constraints, it raises xs at unit rate, but raises yt,s at rate γ λ , where γ = kλ.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
In this case, RentalZappingPagingCILP does work on both cache-size constraints and rent-evict-zap constraints, and thus, the algorithm is (2k + 1)-competitive.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
So, the cost function and the rent-evict-zap constraints are the same as in case of rental paging with zapping.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
Instead, we limit ourselves to briefly describing the various contributions to the EM cur rents which have been utilized in the GFMC calculations, and refer to Ref. for the formal expressions of the operators.
Quantum Monte Carlo calculations of magnetic moments and M1 transitions in $A \le 9$ nuclei
For example, consider a web-site (such as Netflix) from which users download and rent or purchase full-length movies.
Bulk content delivery using co-operating end-nodes with upload/download limits
T' to improve the cur­ For any value function V, T'V(s) €1 the induced policy is "good enough" in the sense rent value function.
Fast Value Iteration for Goal-Directed Markov Decision Processes