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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lease /ˈlis/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lease v. i.  To gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lease n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,
          engage, take]