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leasing (goods, services, hold)

leasing is a present participle form of lease

lease (goods, services, hold)

Definition:

of goods and services, to hold under a lease or rental agreement

Class:

social verb (politics, social activities, events, etc.)

Related to:

lessee

Past tense:

leased

Present participle:

leasing

3rd-person singular present:

leases

Type of:

contract » promise » declare » state

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

charter | hire | rent

Etymology:

Middle English lesen, from Old English lesan ("to collect, pick, select,...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of leasing...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

hire | for hire [sense-specific] | hirable [derived] | hireable [adjective, derived]

to acquire the temporary use of (a thing) or the services of (a person) in exchange for payment | to employ (a person) for wages | [often followed by ... (27 of 613 words, 9 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hire

Merriam-Webster:

hire [entry 1, noun] | for hire | wages [synonym, sense-specific] | employment [synonym, sense-specific] | rental [synonym, sense-specific] | employ [synonym, sense-specific] | engagement [synonym, sense-specific] | joblessness [antonym, sense-specific] | nonemployment [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

payment for the temporary use of something ; payment for labor or personal services; "wages" | the act or an instance of hiring ; the state of being ... (27 of 173 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hire

hire [entry 2, verb] | hired [past tense] | hiring [present participle] | charter [synonym, sense-specific] | engage [synonym, sense-specific] | lease [synonym, sense-specific] | rent [synonym, sense-specific] | ax [antonym, sense-specific] | can [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

to engage the personal services of for a set sum ; to engage the temporary use of for a fixed sum | to grant the personal services of or temporary use ... (30 of 309 words, 4 definitions, 11 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hire show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

hire | on | hire something out | hire oneself out | for hire | hireable [derived] | hirer [derived]

[British] : obtain the temporary use of (something) for an agreed payment | ("hire something out") : grant the temporary use of something for an ... (24 of 206 words, 8 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hire

Random House Dictionary:

hire | hired [past tense] | hiring [present participle] | hire on [sense-specific] | hire out [sense-specific] | for hire [sense-specific] | for hire: on hire [sense-specific]

to engage the services of (a person or persons) for wages or other payment. | to engage the temporary use of at a set price; rent. | "hire on": to ... (28 of 162 words, 10 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/hire

Macmillan British Dictionary:

hire [uncountable, British, noun] | for hire | on hire

the payment of money in order to use something, especially for a short ... | "for hire": available to be hired | available to be employed in a ... (26 of 144 words, 4 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/hire 12

hire | hired [past tense] | hiring [present participle] | hires [3rd-person singular present] | hire out

[transitive, British] if you hire something, such as a car, room, or piece ... | [intransitive/transitive] to pay someone to work for you, especially ... (23 of 135 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/hire

American Heritage Dictionary:

hire | hired [past tense] | hiring [present participle] | hires [3rd-person singular present] | hirable [adjective, related] | hireable [adjective, related] | hirer [noun, related]

To engage the services of (a person) for a fee; employ | To engage the temporary use of for a fee; rent | To grant the services of or the temporary ... (29 of 130 words, 9 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hire

New World Dictionary:

hire | hired [past tense] | hiring [present participle] | hirable [related] | hirer [noun, related]

the amount paid to get the services of a person or the use of a thing | a hiring or being hired | [informal] a person who is hired; employee | to get ... (30 of 97 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hire

Wiktionary:

hire | hires [plural] | hired [past tense] | hiring [present participle] | employment [synonym, sense-specific] | employ [synonym, sense-specific] | fire [antonym, sense-specific]

Payment for the temporary use of something. | [obsolete] Reward, payment. | The state of being hired, or having a job; employment. | A person who has been hired, especially in a cohort. | [transitive] To obtain the services of in return for fixed... (40 of 95 words, 9 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hire

Cambridge Dictionary:

hire [entry 1, British] | rent | hired [adjective, British, derived]

([United States] "rent") to pay to use something for a short period | to employ someone or pay them to do a particular job (23 of 95 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hire 1

hire [entry 2, British]

when you arrange to use something by paying for it (10 of 41 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hire 2

Wikipedia:

Hire [disambiguation]

may refer to: Employment | Rental | Payment for the use of a ship under a time charter | HIRE may refer to For Hire, an Urdu book written by a Pakistani taxi driver | Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act, a United States law enacted in 2010 (44 of 86 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Hire

Britannica Encyclopedia:

charter [document]

a document granting certain specified rights, powers, privileges, or functions from the sovereign power of a state to an individual, corporation, ... (21 of 246 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/107660​/charter

Columbia Encyclopedia:

charter

document granting certain rights, powers, or functions. It may be issued by the sovereign body of a state to a local governing body, university, or ... (25 of 109 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/history​/A​0811522​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

hire | hires [plural] | hired [past tense] | hiring [present participle]

to employ somebody to work for you, or pay somebody to do a job for you | to rent something from somebody for a period of time | the activity of ... (29 of 115 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618068​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

lease | leases [plural] | leased [past tense] | leasing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English lesen, from Old English lesan ("to collect, pick, select, gather"), from Proto-Germanic ... | Middle English leas, lees, les, from Old English lēas ("false, void, loose"), from Proto-Germanic ... (29 of 238 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/lease

Online Etymology:

lease

First use: late 15th century

Origin: Anglo-French les (late 13th century), from lesser "to let, let go", from Old French laissier "to let, leave", from Latin ... (23 of 46 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=lease

American Heritage Dictionary:

lease | leased [past tense] | leasing [present participle] | leases [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English les, from Anglo-Norman, from lesser, to lease, variant of Old French laissier, to let go, from Latin ... (19 of 30 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lease

Collins Dictionary:

lease

First use: 15th century

Origin: via Anglo-French from Old French lais (n), from laissier to let go, from Latin laxāre to loosen | Old English lǣs; perhaps ... (23 of 29 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lease

Oxford Dictionary:

lease | on [North American]

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French lais, leis, from lesser, laissier "let, leave", from Latin laxare "make loose", from laxus "loose, lax"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/lease

New World Dictionary:

lease | leased [past tense] | leasing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English leas from Anglo-French les from Old French lais from laissier: see "leash" | Anglo-French lesser from Old French laissier

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lease

Merriam-Webster:

lease [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English les, from Anglo-French, from lesser

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/lease

lease [entry 2, verb] | leased [past tense] | leasing [present participle]

First use: about 1570

Origin: Anglo-French lesser, laisser, lescher to leave, hand over, lease, from Latin laxare to loosen, from laxus slack

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Encarta Dictionary:

lease | leases [plural] | leased [past tense] | leasing [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Anglo-Norman les from lesser "to lease", variant of Old French laissier

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861625473​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

lease | leases [plural] | leased [past tense] | leasing [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "lease"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/lease

Collins Dictionary:

lease

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "lease"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "lease"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lease

Macmillan British Dictionary:

lease [countable] | leases [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "lease"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/lease

lease [transitive, verb] | leased [past tense] | leasing [present participle] | leases [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "lease"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

lease [countable] | leases [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "lease"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/lease

lease [transitive, verb] | leased [past tense] | leasing [present participle] | leases [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "lease"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

lease [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "lease"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "lease"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/lease 1

the Free Dictionary:

lease

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "lease"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "lease"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "lease" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

lease | leases [plural] | leased [past tense] | leasing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "lease"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

lease

Audio: North American pronunciation of "lease"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=lease​001 word=lease

YourDictionary Audio:

lease

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "lease" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lease

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