- n. 承租人；房客；佃户；居住者
- vt. 租借（常用于被动语态）
- n. (Tenant)人名；(法)特南
CET6 TEM4 CET4 GRE 考 研 TOEFL
1. ten- + -ant.
2. => person who holds lands by title or by lease.
4. 十只蚂蚁租我的房子，并为我工作。=> 房客，佃户。
- tenant:  A tenant is etymologically a ‘holder’. The word comes from Old French tenant, a noun use of the present participle of tenir ‘hold’. This in turn went back to Latin tenēre ‘hold’, a descendant of the Indo-European base *ten- ‘stretch, extend’ (source also of English tend, tense, thin, etc). Also from Latin tenēre come English tenacious , tenement , tenet , and tenor, not to mention contain, continue, detain, maintain, obtain, retain, etc, while French tenir has additionally produced tenable , tenon , tenure , and probably tennis.
=> contain, continue, detain, maintain, obtain, retain, tenable, tenacious, tend, tenement, tenet, tennis, tenon, tenor, tense, tenure, thin
- tenant (n.)
- early 14c., "person who holds lands by title or by lease," from Anglo-French tenaunt (late 13c.), Old French tenant "possessor; feudal tenant" (12c.), noun use of present participle of tenir "to hold," from Latin tenere "hold, keep, grasp" (see tenet). Related: Tenancy. Tenant-farmer attested from 1748.
- 1. If you are a council tenant call the housing department about it.
- 2. Landowners frequently left the management of their estates to tenant farmers.
- 3. Mowing lawns and taking out the trash are jobs for the tenant.
- 4. The tenant was dispossessed for not paying his rent.
- 5. The tenant received two month's notice.
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