tenant
See also: Tenant
English
Alternative forms
tenaunt, tennant, tennaunt (obsolete)
Etymology 1
From Middle English tenaunt, from Anglo-Norman​tenaunt and Old French tenant, present participle of tenir (“to hold”), from Latin tenēre, present active infinitive of teneō (“hold, keep”).
Pronunciation
Noun
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tenant (pluraltenants)
  1. One who pays a fee (rent) in return for the use of land, buildings, or other property owned by others.
    Synonyms: renter, lessee, (rare) rentee
    • a. 1945, Arthur Morrison, The Thing in the Upper Room[1]:
      Long even before the last tenant had occupied it, the room had been regarded with fear and aversion, and the end of that last tenant had in no way lightened the gloom that hung about the place.
    • 1982, “The Sitting Room”, in The Sitting Room, performed by Anne Clark:
      You are just a tenant here, you say / Living in and out of this life / As cheaply as you can
  2. (by extension) One who has possession of any place.
    Synonyms: dweller, occupant
  3. (computing) Any of a number of customers serviced through the same instance of an application.
    multi-tenant hosting
  4. (law) One who holds a property by any kind of right, including ownership.
Derived terms
Translations
one who pays a fee in return for the use of land, etc.
one who has possession of any place; a dweller; an occupant
law: one who holds property
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See also
tenet
Verb
tenant (third-person singular simple presenttenants, present participle tenanting, simple past and past participle tenanted)
  1. To hold as, or be, a tenant.
    Synonym: lodge
  2. (transitive) To inhabit.
Translations
to hold as, or be, a tenant
Etymology 2
Possibly just a modification of tenet, but note obsolete tenent (“tenet”).
Noun
tenant
Misconstruction of tenet
Anagrams
-netant, Annett
Cebuano
Etymology
From English tenant, borrowed from Anglo-Norman tenaunt, from Old French tenant, present participle of tenir (“to hold”), from Latin tenēre, present active infinitive of teneō (“hold, keep”). Doublet of tener and tinidor.
Pronunciation
Hyphenation: te‧nant
Noun
tenant
  1. a tenant; one who pays a fee (rent) in return for the use of land, buildings, or other property owned by others
  2. one who has possession of any place; a dweller; an occupant
  3. (law) one who holds a property by any kind of right, including ownership
French
Etymology
Present participle of tenir. From Old Frenchtenant; corresponding to Latin tenens, tenentem.
Pronunciation
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Noun
tenant m (plural tenants)
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Derived terms
Verb
tenant
present participle of tenir
Related terms
lieutenant
Anagrams
entant
Further reading
tenant” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
Old French
Alternative forms
tenaunt (Anglo-Norman, noun, adjective, verb)
Etymology
From the verb tenir (“to hold; to possess”); corresponding to Latin tenens, tenentem.
Noun
tenant m (oblique plural tenanz or tenantz, nominative singular tenanz or tenantz, nominative plural tenant)
  1. holder
  2. possessor (of land or property); tenant
Adjective
tenant m (oblique and nominative feminine singular tenant or tenante)
  1. holder; owner (attributively)
  2. sticky; adhesive
  3. strong (of an object, etc.)
Verb
tenant
present participle of tenir
Descendants
References
Welsh
Etymology
Borrowed from English tenant.
Pronunciation
IPA(key): /ˈtɛnant/
Noun
tenant m (plural tenantiaid)
tenant
Derived terms
tenantiaeth (“tenancy”)
Mutation
Welsh mutation
radicalsoftnasalaspirate
tenantdenantnhenantthenant
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
Further reading
R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “tenant”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
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