|Origin:||rente, from Vulgar Latin rendita, from Latin reddere; RENDER|
1 [uncountable and countable]B
the money that someone pays regularly to use a room, house etc that belongs to someone else:
I pay the rent at the beginning of every month.
high/low/reasonable etc rent
Shop rents are extremely high.
an annual rent of £8,000
2 [uncountable and countable] especially American EnglishBBT
an amount of money that you pay to use a car, boat etc that belongs to someone else:
The rent was only $20 an hour.
available to be rented:
Luxury villas for rent.
4 [countable] formal
a large tear in something made of cloth:
huge rents in the curtains