from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that receives payment in exchange for the use of one's property by another.
- n. One that pays rent for the use of another's property; a tenant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who rents property from another.
- n. One who owns or controls property and rents that property to another.
- v. To sew together so that the seam is scarcely visible; to sew up with skill and nicety; to finedraw.
- v. To restore the original design of (a tapestry) by working in new warp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who rents or leases an estate; -- usually said of a lessee or tenant.
- transitive v. To sew together so that the seam is scarcely visible; to sew up with skill and nicety; to finedraw.
- transitive v. To restore the original design of, by working in new warp; -- said with reference to tapestry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who leases an estate; more commonly, the lessee or tenant who takes an estate or a tenement on rent.
- n. One who rents or hires anything.
- In tap estry, to work new warp into in order to restore the original pattern or design.
- Hence To finedraw; sew together, as the edges of two pieces of cloth, without doubling them, so that the seam is scarcely visible.
- n. One who collects rents.
- n. A shareholder in a theater.
- n. In telephony, a subscriber.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an owner of property who receives payment for its use by another person
- n. someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else
rent + -er (Wiktionary)
French rentraire; Latin prefix re- re- + in into, in + trahere to draw. (Wiktionary)