Lease v. i. To gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean. [Obs.]
Lease v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leased p. pr. & vb. n. Leasing.]
1. To grant to another by lease the possession of, as of lands, tenements, and hereditaments; to let; to demise; as, a landowner leases a farm to a tenant; -- sometimes with out.
There were some [houses] that were leased out for three lives. --Addison.
2. To hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant leases his land from the owner.
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 hereditaments to another for life, for a term of years, or at will, or for any less interest than that which the lessor has in the property, usually for a specified rent or compensation.
2. The contract for such letting.
3. Any tenure by grant or permission; the time for which such a tenure holds good; allotted time.
Our high-placed Macbeth
Shall live the lease of nature. --Shak.
Lease and release a mode of conveyance of freehold estates, formerly common in England and in New York. its place is now supplied by a simple deed of grant.
n 1: property that is leased or rented out or let [syn: rental,
2: a contract granting use or occupation of property during a
specified time for a specified payment
3: the period of time during which a contract conveying
property to a person is in effect [syn: term of a
v 1: let for money; "We rented our apartment to friends while we
were abroad" [syn: rent]
2: hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and
services [syn: rent, hire, charter]
3: grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; "I am
leasing my country estate to some foreigners" [syn: let,
4: engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an
apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall
we take a guide in Rome?" [syn: rent, hire, charter,