lease1 W3 [li:s] n
1.) a legal agreement which allows you to use a building, car etc for a period of time, in return for rent
lease on
They took out a lease on a seven-acre field.
The landlord refused to renew his lease .
The 99-year lease expired in 1999.
Do you understand all the terms of the lease ?
2.) a new lease of life
especially BrE a new lease on life AmE
a) if something has a new lease of life, it is changed or repaired so that it can continue
Historic buildings can have a new lease of life through conversion.
b) if someone has a new lease of life, they become healthy, active, or happy again after being weak, ill, or tired
an operation to give her a new lease of life
COLLOCATES for sense 1
take out a lease (=start having a lease)
renew a lease (=start having a lease again after it has finished)
a lease expires/runs out (=a lease stops)
the terms of a lease (=the legal details in a lease)
a long lease
a short lease
lease 2
lease2 v [T]
[Date: 1300-1400; : Anglo-French; Origin: lesser, from Old French laissier 'to let go', from Latin laxare; LAXATIVE]
1.) to use a building, car etc under a lease
I'm interested in leasing your cottage.
lease sth from sb
They lease the site from the council.
2.) also lease out
to let someone use a building, car etc under a lease
lease sth to sb
The building was leased to a health club.
see usage noterent1

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

(for a term of years)

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