Pronunciation: (ten'unt), [key]
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.
to hold or occupy as a tenant; dwell in; inhabit.
to dwell or live (usually fol. by in).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.