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rent boy

A boy or young man who is a prostitute. Primarily heard in UK. The young man was taken from his parents and forced to work overseas as a rent boy.
See also: boy, rent

for rent

Available to be used by someone or something, in exchange for a certain fee. Hi, I see you've got a room for rent. May I fill out an application? That place has plenty of storage lockers for rent, should we need one.
See also: rent

rent out

To agree to allow someone to use something or occupy some place temporarily for payment or a series of payments. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rent" and "out." After business started declining, we began renting out our warehouses to help supplement our revenue stream. We also offer to rent the equipment out on daily, monthly, or yearly rates.
See also: out, rent


1. Literally, not costing much to rent. Typically used before a noun. There is a serious shortage of low-rent accommodation in the city, which has led to a homelessness crisis unlike anything we've seen before. The university is converting some of its derelict properties into low-rent offices and studio apartments.
2. Very cheap or inferior in quality. You can tell these toys are just low-rent knockoffs of the original. The studio became infamous for pumping out low-rent horror films several times a year.
3. Having low moral and social standards. He planned the whole operation, then hired a couple low-rent goons to do the dirty work for him. What does some low-rent junkie like you know about an honest day's work?

rent something from someone

to pay someone for the use of something. We rented a small car from one of the rental agencies. They rented a house from a local realtor.
See also: rent

rent something (out) (to someone)

to sell temporary rights for the use of something to someone. I rented the back room out to a nice young student. We rented the back room to someone. For how long did you rent it out? Let's rent out the garage.

rent out

To grant temporary occupancy or use of some property or some service to someone in exchange for regular payments: I rented out the extra room over the garage to a college student. My parents rented our cabin out to one of my cousins.
See also: out, rent

low rent

1. n. a low person; someone without grace or spirit. (Also a rude term of address.) Look, low rent, where is what you owe me?
2. mod. cheap; unfashionable. This place is strictly low rent.
See also: low, rent

room for rent

n. a person who acts very stupid. (Also a term of address. This implies that one’s head is so empty of brains that the space could be rented out.) My brother is a room for rent if I ever saw one. What a dope!
See also: rent, room

for rent

Available for use or service in return for payment.
See also: rent
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The cases presented above illustrate how throughout their lives farm owners rented out their farms in response to financial or family crises, and in doing so maintained their equity, raised some income, achieved some freedom to try their luck elsewhere, retained their status as landowners, and held the estate together until such time as they chose to sell or hand over the farm to someone else.
Essentially the Cox family created two small settlements of rented farms - one on the waterfront near Colborne and the second further inland.
and his family first rented a partially cleared waterfront lot in 1825 from Joseph Keeler, landowner and speculator in several properties.
According to Jeff Hanley, executive director of the Cooperative and Condominium Advisory Council of the Building and Realty Institute of Westchester, the law adopted on July 7, 1993 removed all Westchester cooperative units rented after that date from ETPA, i.
280A(d) as days for which the unit is rented at fair rental.
He was paid a limited amount for each day it was available for rent and a larger amount for each day it was rented to third parties.
Tenants who rented during cooperative ownership are in a more tenuous position: the sponsor who could not sell the unit could charge a free market rent, which usually makes the actual rent of the unit higher than it would have been under regulation.
Since the law went into effect, however, he has rented two.
Dan Margulies, executive director of the Community Housing Improvement Program said there has been a long standing procedure at the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) for registering a "preferential" rent when apartments cannot be rented for a legal rent.
Rent Control cases have been decided in favor of the higher rent, Forstadt said, after owners rented to family members at a discounted rent and sought to bring up a new tenant Forstadt said the new legal rent was found to be dependent on "what was the legal rent.
A generic apartment which is priced correctly is rented within one week to two weeks, she said, while those overpriced take four weeks or more.