Pronunciation: (ten'unt),[key] —n. 1. a person or group that rents and occupies land, a house, an office, or the like, from another for a period of time; lessee.
2. Law.a person who holds or possesses for a time lands, tenements, or personalty of another, usually for rent.
3. an occupant or inhabitant of any place.
—v.t. to hold or occupy as a tenant; dwell in; inhabit.