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Meaning of TENANT

Pronunciation:  'tenunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else; "the landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent"
  2. [n]  any occupant who dwells in a place
  3. [n]  a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease)
  4. [v]  occupy as a tenant

TENANT is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: renter
 See Also: bearer, boarder, cotenant, holder, inhabit, leaseholder, lessee, life tenant, lodger, occupant, occupier, occupy, payer, remunerator, resident, roomer, tenant farmer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ten"ant\, n. [F. tenant, p. pr. of tenir to hold. See
    {Tenable}, and cf. {Lieutenant}.]
    1. (Law) One who holds or possesses lands, or other real
       estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in
       common, in severalty, for life, for years, or at will;
       also, one who has the occupation or temporary possession
       of lands or tenements the title of which is in another; --
       correlative to landlord. See Citation from --Blackstone,
       under {Tenement}, 2. --Blount. Wharton.
    2. One who has possession of any place; a dweller; an
       occupant. ``Sweet tenants of this grove.'' --Cowper.
             The hhappy tenant of your shade.      --Cowley.
             The sister tenants of the middle deep. --Byron.
    {Tenant in capite} [L. in in + capite, abl. of caput head,
       chief.], or {Tenant in chief}, by the laws of England, one
       who holds immediately of the king. According to the feudal
       system, all lands in England are considered as held
       immediately or mediately of the king, who is styled lord
       paramount. Such tenants, however, are considered as having
       the fee of the lands and permanent possession.
    {Tenant in common}. See under {Common}.
  2. \Ten"ant\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tenanted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Tenanting}.]
    To hold, occupy, or possess as a tenant.
          Sir Roger's estate is tenanted by persons who have
          served him or his ancestors.             --Addison.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are a tenant means that your new projects will be a failure and as a result you will suffer some loss. Dreaming that a tenant pays you money means that you will be successful in you undertaking.