Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not being subject to rent.
  • adv. Not having to pay or not paying rent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. On which no rent is payable.
  • adv. Without paying rent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without payment of rent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without paying rent
  • adj. complimentary; without payment of rent

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But McMillan told The New York Times he had been living rent-free for over a decade, thanks to generous landlords.

    Jimmy McMillan's Sudden Stardom: NY Gov Candidate Rises

  • In many cases they may get to live in the home rent-free for months, even years, until the bank gets around to seizing it.

    The Great Mortgage Mystery

  • If Frank Abagnale — the con man played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film "Catch Me If You Can" — were operating today, he'd probably be living rent-free in a super-luxury high-rise in Miami.

    The Great Mortgage Mystery

  • Everett Collection If Frank Abagnale — the con man played by Leonardo DiCaprio (above) in the film "Catch Me If You Can" — were operating today, he'd probably be living rent-free in a super-luxury high-rise in Miami.

    The Great Mortgage Mystery

  • However, with a development of four years and average rent-free periods offered at around two years, the two developments are unlikely to produce income until 2016, he said.

    London Skyscrapers to Resume Climb

  • Why can't borrowers who are essentially living rent-free just get back on track?

    Understanding the Foreclosure Debacle

  • Ms. Keeser 's attorneys also say they have a buyer who has agreed to pay $19.35 million for the property and would allow the museum to continue to operate, rent-free, until the end of 2011, according to documents submitted to the Manhattan bankruptcy court.

    Chelsea Art Museum Could Close

  • So when Mr. Dominguez offered her the chance for a rent-free storefront in early November, Ms. Ellen jumped at it.

    Oakland Seeks a Lift From Pop-Ups

  • Even if we get rent-free temporary housing, we will still have to pay electricity and gas bills, and buy food, says Sato, 27.

    Soy sauce company symbolises Japan's determination after the tsunami

  • Many gringos live here only part of the year and contract with other gringos to stay at their place rent-free while they are gone.

    [mskitty] Your low income/FM3 experiences

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