What does the word rent mean?

Usage examples for rent

  1. " I pay rent to him for this house. – The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu
  2. Then, continued Roger, they find out where the people live; if they own their own houses, or if they rent them. – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  3. Another month's rent was due; the money to pay it was in the pocket- book. – Short Stories of Various Types by Various