Rent

Rent may refer to:

  • Renting, a system of payment for the temporary use of something owned by someone else (hiring); the payments for such use are typically referred to as "rent"
  • Economic rent, in economics, a payment to a factor of production in excess of that which is needed to keep it employed in its current use
  • Rent (musical), a stage musical by Jonathan Larson, directed by Michael Greif
    • Rent (film), a 2005 movie version of the musical, directed by Chris Columbus
    • Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway, the final performance of the Broadway production filmed live in 2008, directed by Michael John Warren
  • Rent (song), a 1987 pop music hit from the Pet Shop Boys
  • Rent (MUD), a game mechanic in some MUDs
  • Rentboy or rent boy, a slang term for a male prostitute
  • Past form of the verb "to rend"

Famous quotes containing the word rent:

    The arbitrary division of one’s life into weeks and days and hours seemed, on the whole, useless. There was but one day for the men, and that was pay day, and one for the women, and that was rent day. As for the children, every day was theirs, just as it should be in every corner of the world.
    Alice Caldwell Rice (1870–1942)

    Underneath the inharmonious and trivial particulars, is a musical perfection, the Ideal journeying always with us, the heaven without rent or seam.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    We want some coat woven of elastic steel, stout as the first, and limber as the second. We want a ship in these billows we inhabit. An angular, dogmatic house would be rent to chips and splinters, in this storm of many elements. No, it must be tight, and fit to the form of man, to live at all; as a shell is the architecture of a house founded on the sea.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)