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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"
  • in economics:
    • payment for the use of a resource (factor of production), whether it be land, labour, equipment, ideas or money [1]
    • payment for the use of land or equipment[1]
    • payment for the use of land, land rent[1]
    • Economic rent, a payment to a factor of production in excess of that which is needed to keep it employed in its current use
    • Rent-seeking, attempting to increase one's share of existing wealth without creating wealth
  • 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"


  1. ^ a b c Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, ed. (2008). New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics 7. MacMillan Publishers Ltd. p. 91.