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Definition of "sublet" []

  • To rent (property one holds by lease) to another. (verb-transitive)
  • To subcontract (work). (verb-transitive)
  • Property, especially an apartment, rented by a tenant to another party. (noun)

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 "sublet" in a sentence
  • "In August 2010, he responded to a Craigslist ad and moved his family into a two-bedroom Little Italy unit above retail shops on a short-term sublet agreement, says the landlord, who asked not to be identified fearing repercussions from her own landlord."
  • "One of her friends, she said, found a short-term sublet on the site, put down a $1,000 deposit, received the keys, and returned the next to day to find new locks."
  • "How can I find a short-term sublet not using Craiglist?"