1. [ noun ] someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else
Synonyms: renter

"the landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent"

Related terms: payer leaseholder lodger lease
2. [ verb ] (housing) occupy as a tenant
Related terms: inhabit
3. [ noun ] a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease)
Related terms: bearer holder life_tenant tenant_farmer cotenant
4. [ noun ] any occupant who dwells in a place
Related terms: resident
Similar spelling:   Tennant