One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who rents a flat, car, or other object.
- ‘Auckland has become a city of renters who aren't looking after the property they rent, a city of speculators there to make a buck.’
- ‘How do prospective renters convince landlords that they and their pets are model citizens?’
- ‘Keep in mind that most offices require boat renters to attend training before they're allowed to take the boat out for a spin.’
- ‘This city counts 188,000 occupied dwellings, with about half occupied by renters and half by owners.’
- ‘Is it good for a city to have nothing to offer renters with low incomes?’
- ‘Cuts to income assistance rates will increase the number of homeless people in the province, predict groups concerned about renters on welfare.’
- ‘Over supper, the friends mentioned that a prospective renter sounded like a catch.’
- ‘Gone were the promised secondary suites meant for student renters.’
- ‘By renting a Florida villa, there will almost always be more than one bathroom available to the renters.’
- ‘Montreal has one of North America's highest proportions of renters, as well as students.’
- ‘He said now is the opportune time to regularise the group's status from renters to owners.’
- ‘She suggested they make monthly visits to the suite to ensure that renters are respecting the property.’
- ‘According to census figures, just over a third of the properties in the area are occupied by renters.’
- ‘We know that many renters are going to look at these figures and wonder what on earth all the fuss is about.’
- ‘In St. Catharines, the housing situation has overflowed to affect low-income renters.’
- ‘The study concludes that things are looking up for renters and prospective renters in the Waterloo area.’
- ‘His organization is already receiving frantic calls from desperate renters.’
- ‘And come on - why should an apartment renter be paying more taxes so you can frolic in the greenery?’
- ‘Modernized base housing gives would-be renters an attractive home option.’
- ‘Many city councilors seem terrified to ask renters and condo owners to share responsibility.’
2US A rented car or video cassette.
- ‘McDormand's expression during this scene alone makes this film a good renter.’
- ‘If not, it's a nice renter for a lazy weekend night.’
- ‘This reviewer's opinion is that's a little high for a film like Torn Curtain, but as a renter it's a good piece of film history.’
- ‘Within five years of release, Shawshank was a phenomenon, a video bestseller and a renter that its admirers feel they've discovered for themselves.’
- ‘As a renter this will make a fun and informative night for you and your loved ones.’
- ‘For around 20 bucks I can't really recommend this title as a buyer, but as a renter this is a fun flick to watch with your favorite Oktoberfest beer and a brat.’
- ‘Not sure as I can say this is a great buy, but as a renter it's a lot of fun.’
3British informal A male prostitute.
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