A tenant in someone's house; SYN. boarder, roomer.
1. One who pays rent.
2. One who pays a set amount (the rent) to live in a dwelling owned by another person.
ETYM French tenant, p. pr. of tenir to hold. Related to Tenable, Lieutenant.
1. A holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease).
2. Any occupant who dwells in a place.
3. Someone who pays rent to use land or a building owned by someone else; SYN. renter.