• WordNet 3.6
    • n renter an owner of property who receives payment for its use by another person
    • n renter someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else "the landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Renter One who rents or leases an estate; -- usually said of a lessee or tenant.
    • Renter To restore the original design of, by working in new warp; -- said with reference to tapestry.
    • Renter To sew together so that the seam is scarcely visible; to sew up with skill and nicety; to finedraw.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n renter One who leases an estate; more commonly, the lessee or tenant who takes an estate or a tenement on rent.
    • n renter One who rents or hires anything.
    • renter In tap estry, to work new warp into in order to restore the original pattern or design.
    • renter Hence To finedraw; sew together, as the edges of two pieces of cloth, without doubling them, so that the seam is scarcely visible.
    • n renter One who collects rents.
    • n renter A shareholder in a theater.
    • n renter In telephony, a subscriber.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Renter one who holds by paying rent for
    • v.t Renter ren′tėr to sew together edge to edge, without doubling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. rentraire,; L. pref. re-, re- + in, into, in + trahere, to draw
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. rentraire, to sew together.


In literature:

But these things cannot be intrusted to the mere renter or the hired man who is nothing more.
"Rural Life and the Rural School" by Joseph Kennedy
His renters and drivers were as numerous and as ugly a set as ours.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
Renters can hardly be called farmers.
"The Ghosts" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Several homes are vacant, but it is expected that they will be filled by renters before the Spring season opens.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
If your sons remain on the farms, they will be renters; they cannot hold the land.
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
Thus it is that the anti-renters have dragged in the law in aid of their designs.
"The Redskins; or, Indian and Injin, Volume 1." by James Fenimore Cooper
He had found a renter for the ranch, the prospects for the venture in Montana were good.
"Fidelity" by Susan Glaspell
It was probably not known to authors Luth and Renters.
"The Invention of the Sewing Machine" by Grace Rogers Cooper
I'm just a renter, but I can keep it as long as I want to.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
Polly turned deliberately toward Carl von Renter.
"The Camp Fire Girls Across the Seas" by Margaret Vandercook

In news:

Park Brady, CEO of ResortQuest, and Steve Reich, a vacation rental marketing consultant, offer tips to would-be renters.
Seneca County renters may begin planning to buy their own homes with the assistance of homebuyer education classes now available in Tiffin.
I'm a renter and have been thinking that I might want to buy a condo at some point.
This affects renters, as well.
When the landlord's property taxes go up, the renter's rent goes up.
An attempt to efficiently remove some weeds will surely cost a home's renter his damage deposit.
New apartments could be on the way to a vacant lot in Temecula, potentially offering more options for renters.
FEMA has approved nearly $116 million in individual aid for Louisiana homeowners and renters who experienced damage from Hurricane Isaac.
The saving grace for Ms Cook was that she had renter's insurance.
'Renter Nation' Just A Myth: 93% of Millennial Renters Plan To Buy A Home Someday.
Composer Claire van Kampen and her husband, actor Mark Rylance, aren't typical Manhattan renters paying $2,500 a month for a shoebox apartment.
That generalization couldn't be truer than at one Mishawaka apartment complex, where for months, renters have fought sicknesses thought to be brought on by mold .
'Renter Nation' Just A Myth : 93% of Millennial Renters Plan To Buy A Home Someday.
'Renter Nation ' Just A Myth: 93% of Millennial Renters Plan To Buy A Home Someday.
HGrowth in Renters and Low Wages Create Severe Housing Shortage.