Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To rent (property one holds by lease) to another.
  • transitive v. To subcontract (work).
  • n. Property, especially an apartment, rented by a tenant to another party.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To lease or rent all or part of (a property) (to another person).
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sublet.
  • n. Property leased by one lessee to another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To underlet; to lease, as when a lessee leases to another person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To underlet; let to another person, the party letting being himself lessee or tenant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. lease or rent all or part of (a leased or rented property) to another person
  • n. a lease from one lessee to another

Etymologies

sub- +‎ let (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In August 2010, he responded to a Craigslist ad and moved his family into a two-bedroom Little Italy unit above retail shops on a short-term sublet agreement, says the landlord, who asked not to be identified fearing repercussions from her own landlord.

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  • One of her friends, she said, found a short-term sublet on the site, put down a $1,000 deposit, received the keys, and returned the next to day to find new locks.

    NYT > Home Page

  • How can I find a short-term sublet not using Craiglist?

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  • The advantages, I figure, will be immense compared with getting a short term sublet/getting a hostel/hotel

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  • The Times report the close relationship between them and American Crossroads describing how they sublet from the Republican "Crossroads Media, whose other clients include the national Republican Party, the Republican Governors Association and American Crossroads, a Karl Rove-backed group raising millions to support Republican candidates."

    Kevin Zeese: Can Anyone Stop Rove's Crime Against Democracy While it is in Progress?

  • The images I speak of as matter for more evocation that I can spare them were the fruit of two different periods at Boulogne, a shorter and a longer; this second appearing to us all, at the time, I gather, too endlessly and blightingly prolonged: so sharply, before it was over, did I at any rate come to yearn for the Rue Montaigne again, the Rue Montaigne "sublet" for a term under a flurry produced in my parents 'breasts by a

    A Small Boy and Others

  • The pretax figures don't include intangible amortization costs and rent shortfalls on sublet properties.

    Henderson Tries to Curb Gartmore Outflows

  • Instead of my last semester in college, I took a year off and spent the first half, January to June, living in a cheap sublet house — $150 a month I think — in Waterville, Maine.

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  • For several reasons these ended in 1976, leaving me dependent on rent from lodgers to whom I sublet rooms in my council house, having some to spare because my wife and I had separated.

    Alasdair Gray: My life in pictures

  • A Welsh poet offers to sublet to me the room he rents from a professor.

    Ghost Story

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