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Definition of "rent-free" [rent-free]

  • Not being subject to rent. (adjective)
  • Not having to pay or not paying rent. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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