Lease vs Term - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between lease and term

is that lease is falsehood; a lie or lease can be an open pasture or common or lease can be a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified period in exchange for a specified rent or lease can be the place at which the warp-threads cross on a loom while term is term.

As a verb lease

is (chiefly dialectal) to gather or lease can be to tell lies; tell lies about; slander; calumniate or lease can be to release; let go; unloose or lease can be to operate or live in some property or land through purchasing a long-term contract (or leasehold) from the owner (or freeholder).

As an adjective lease

is false; lying; deceptive.

lease

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) lesen, from (etyl) .

Verb

(leas)
  • (chiefly dialectal) to gather.
  • (chiefly dialectal) to pick, select, pick out; to pick up.
  • (chiefly dialectal) to glean.
  • (chiefly dialectal) to glean, gather up leavings.
  • (Dryden)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) leas, lees, les, from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • false; lying; deceptive
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • falsehood; a lie
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) .

    Verb

    (leas)
  • To tell lies; tell lies about; slander; calumniate.
  • Etymology 4

    From (etyl) lese, from (etyl) . See also (l).

    Alternative forms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • an open pasture or common
  • *1928 , Thomas Hardy, He Never Expected Much :
  • *:Since as a child I used to lie
  • *:Upon the leaze and watch the sky,
  • *:Never, I own, expected I
  • *:That life would all be fair.
  • Etymology 5

    From (etyl) lesen, from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (Scotland)

    Verb

    (leas)
  • To release; let go; unloose.
  • Etymology 6

    From (etyl) . More at (l).

    Verb

    (leas)
  • To operate or live in some property or land through purchasing a long-term contract (or leasehold) from the owner (or freeholder).
  • To take or hold by lease.
  • To grant a lease; to let or rent.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified period in exchange for a specified rent
  • The period of such a contract
  • A leasehold
  • Etymology 7

    From (leash)

    Noun

  • The place at which the warp-threads cross on a loom.
  • Anagrams

    * English contranyms ----

    term

    English

    (wikipedia term)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Limitation, restriction or regulation. (rfex)
  • Any of the binding conditions or promises in a legal contract.
  • That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Corruption is a reciprocal to generation, and they two are as nature's two terms , or boundaries.
  • (geometry) A point, line, or superficies that limits.
  • A line is the term''' of a superficies, and a superficies is the '''term of a solid.
  • A word or phrase, especially one from a specialised area of knowledge.
  • "Algorithm" is a term used in computer science.
  • Relations among people.
  • * , chapter=22
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part.
  • Part of a year, especially one of the three parts of an academic year.
  • (mathematics) Any value (variable or constant) or expression separated from another term by a space or an appropriate character, in an overall expression or┬átable.
  • (logic) The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice.
  • * Sir W. Hamilton
  • The subject and predicate of a proposition are, after Aristotle, together called its terms or extremes.
  • (architecture) A quadrangular pillar, adorned on top with the figure of a head, as of a man, woman, or satyr.
  • Duration of a set length; period in office of fixed length.
  • (computing) A terminal emulator, a program that emulates a video terminal.
  • (of a patent) The maximum period during which the patent can be maintained into force.
  • (astrology) An essential dignity in which unequal segments of every astrological sign have internal rulerships which affect the power and integrity of each planet in a natal chart.
  • (archaic) A menstrual period.
  • * 1660 , (Samuel Pepys), Diary
  • My wife, after the absence of her terms for seven weeks, gave me hopes of her being with child, but on the last day of the year she hath them again.
  • (nautical) A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.
  • Derived terms

    {{der3, at term , blanket term , collective term , come to terms , long-term , midterm , short-term , term limit , term logic , term of art , terms and conditions , umbrella term}}

    See also

    * idiom * lexeme * listeme * word

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To phrase a certain way, especially with an unusual wording.
  • *
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= The Evolution of Eyeglasses , passage=The ability of a segment of a glass sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical segment was called a reading stone, essentially what today we might term a frameless magnifying glass or plain glass paperweight.}}