rent-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: grant temporary use of, for money

NOTE: this is the 'lend' sense of rent Includes: RENT OUT

She rented her Oxford house to three tenants who destroyed the property.
We custom made the Sgt. Pepper's outfits and rented them to four blokes.
The company rents out fake wedding cakes.
Before, large landowners rented land out to poorer tenants.

VerbNet: give-13.1-1
FrameNet: Commerce_sell
PropBank: rent.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
rent_out 1

Sense Number 2: use teporarily, by payment

NOTE: this is the 'borrow' sense of rent

It was the student that rented the car.
She rented the costume from a little dive downtown.
I've rented 'The Secret of NIMH' to help me prepare to be a research participant.
We rented the cutest little bungalow on the beach!

VerbNet: get-13.5.1
FrameNet: Commerce_buy
PropBank: rent.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4