- Bible Reference: Jeremiah 4:30
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H7167 Used 1 time
(Isaiah 3:24), probably a rope, as rendered in the LXX. and Vulgate and Revised Version, or as some prefer interpreting the phrase, "girdle and robe are torn [i.e., are a rent'] by the hand of violence."
RENT, participle passive of rend. Torn asunder; split or burst by violence; torn.
RENT, noun [from rend.
1. A fissure; a break or breach made by force; as a rent made in the earth, in a rock or in a garment.
2. A schism; a separation; as a rent in the church.
RENT, verb transitive To tear. [See Rend.]
RENT, verb intransitive To rant. [Not in use.]
A sum of money, or a certain amount of other valuable thing, issuing yearly from lands or tenements; a compensation or return, in the nature of an acknowledgment, for the possession of a corporeal inheritance.
RENTs, at common law, are of three kinds; rent-service, rent-charge, and rent-seek. Rent-service is when some corporal service is incident to it, as by fealty and a sum of money; rent-charge is when the owner of the rent has no future interest or reversion expectant in the land, but the rent is reserved in the deed by a clause of distress for rent in arrear; rent-seek, dry rent is rent reserved by deed, but without any clause of distress. There are also rents of assize, certain established rents of free-holders and copy-holders of manors, which cannot be varied; called also quit-rents. These when payable in silver, are called white rents, in contradistinction to rents reserved in work or the baser metals, called black rents, or black mail. Rack-rent is a rent of the full value of the tenement, or near it. A fee farm rent is a rent-charge issuing out of an estate in fee, of at least one fourth of the value of the lands at the time of its reservation.
RENT, verb transitive
1. To lease; to grant the possession and enjoyment of lands or tenements for a consideration in the nature of rent The owner of an estate or house rents it to a tenant for a term of years.
2. To take and hold by lease the possession of land or a tenement, for a consideration in the nature of rent The tenant rents his estate for a year.
RENT, verb intransitive To be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate or a tenement rents for five hundred dollars a year.
RENT'ABLE, adjective That may be rented.
RENT'AGE, noun Rent. [Not used.]
RENT'AL, noun A schedule or account of rents.
RENT'ED, participle passive Leased on rent.
RENT'ER, noun One who leases an estate; more generally, the lessee or tenant who takes an estate or tenement on rent.
RENT'ER, verb transitive [Latin retracho, retrahere; re and traho, to draw.]
1. To fine-draw; to sew together the edges of two pieces of cloth without doubling them, so that the seam is scarcely visible.
2. In tapestry, to work new warp into a piece of damaged tapestry, and on this to restore the original pattern or design.
3. To sew up artfully, as a rent.
REN'TERED, participle passive Fine-drawn; sewed artfully together.
REN'TERER, noun a Fine-drawer.
REN'TERING, participle present tense Fine-drawing; sewing artfully together.
RENT'ING, participle present tense Leasing on rent; taking on rent.
RENT'ROLL, noun [rent and roll.] A rental; a list or account of rents or income.