lease

lease
[[t]li͟ːs[/t]]
♦♦♦
leases, leasing, leased
1) N-COUNT A lease is a legal agreement by which the owner of a building, a piece of land, or something such as a car allows someone else to use it for a period of time in return for money.

He took up a 10 year lease on the house at Rossie Priory.

2) VERB If you lease property or something such as a car from someone or if they lease it to you, they allow you to use it in return for regular payments of money.

[V n] He went to Toronto, where he leased an apartment...

[V n to n] She hopes to lease the building to students...

[V n n] He will need more grazing land and perhaps La Prade could lease him a few acres.

3) PHRASE: PHR after v If you say that someone or something has been given a new lease of life, you are emphasizing that they are much more lively or successful than they have been in the past.

The operation has given me a new lease of life.


English dictionary. 2008.

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Synonyms:
(for a term of years)


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  • lease — 1 / lēs/ n [Anglo French les, from lesser to grant by lease, from Old French laisser to let go, from Latin laxare to loosen, from laxus slack] 1 a: a contract by which an owner of property conveys exclusive possession, control, use, or enjoyment… …   Law dictionary

  • lease — [lēs] n. [ME leas < Anglo Fr les < OFr lais < laissier: see LEASH] 1. a contract by which one party (landlord, or lessor) gives to another (tenant, or lessee) the use and possession of lands, buildings, property, etc. for a specified… …   English World dictionary

  • lease — lease; lease·less; lease·man; re·lease·ment; re·lease; sub·lease; …   English syllables

  • Lease — (l[=e]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Leased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Leasing}.] [F. laisser, OF. laissier, lessier, to leave, transmit, L. laxare to loose, slacken, from laxus loose, wide. See {Lax}, and cf. {Lesser}.] 1. To grant to another by lease the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lease — (l[=e]s), n. [Cf. OF. lais. See {Lease}, v. t.] 1. The temporary transfer of a possession to another person in return for a fee or other valuable consideration paid for the transfer; especially, A demise or letting of lands, tenements, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lease — steht für: einen Vorgang beim Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol ein Rechtsinstitut im common law, siehe Landlord and tenant law Lease ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Rex Lease (1903–1966), US amerikanischer Schauspieler Siehe auch:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lease — ► NOUN ▪ a contract by which one party conveys land, property, services, etc. to another for a specified time, in return for payment. ► VERB ▪ let or rent on lease. ● a new lease of life Cf. ↑a new lease of life DERIVATIVES leasable ad …   English terms dictionary

  • Lease — (l[=e]z), v. i. [AS. lesan to gather; akin to D. lezen to gather, read, G. lesen, Goth. lisan to gather; cf. Lith lesti to peck.] To gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean. [Obs.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lease–up — n: the act or practice of finding or acquiring tenants Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Lease — (engl., spr. Lihs), 1) Verpachtung, Pachtgeld; 2) Pachtgeld von Gütern od. Grund u. Boden auf eine gewisse Zeit, um auf 99 Jahre Häuser darauf zu bauen, daher Leaseholder, so v.w. Pächter …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lease — Lease, Verpachtung einer Eisenbahn, meist auf eine Zeit von 99 oder 999 Jahren, ist eine in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika häufig vorkommende Form einer verschleierten Verschmelzung von Eisenbahngesellschaften. Die volle, tatsächliche und… …   Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens

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