renewal

noun re·new·al \ ri-ˈnü-əl , -ˈnyü- \
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018
1 : the act or process of renewing : repetition
2 : the quality or state of being renewed
3 : something (such as a subscription to a magazine) renewed
4 : something used for renewing; specifically : an expenditure that betters existing fixed assets
5 : the rebuilding of a large area (as of a city) by a public authority

Examples of renewal in a Sentence

  1. The lease calls for yearly renewals.

  2. License renewals can be done online.

  3. You can get a 10 percent savings on subscription renewals.

  4. High fuel prices have led to a renewal of interest in electric cars.

  5. She uses flowers in her art as symbols of rebirth and renewal.

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First Known Use of renewal

1603

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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RENEWAL Defined for English Language Learners

renewal

  • : the act of extending the period of time when something is effective or valid : the act of renewing something

  • : the state of being made new, fresh, or strong again : the state of being renewed


RENEWAL Defined for Kids

renewal

noun re·new·al \ ri-ˈnü-əl , -ˈnyü- \
1 : the act of continuing in force for a new period
  • the renewal of a magazine subscription
2 : the state of being made new, fresh, or strong again
3 : something renewed
  • license renewals

Law Dictionary

renewal

noun re·new·al \ ri-ˈnü-əl, -ˈnyü- \
1 : the act or process of renewing
  • a renewal of the copyright
2 : the quality or state of being renewed
3 : something renewed
4 : something used for renewing; specifically : an expenditure that betters existing fixed assets
5 : the rebuilding of a large area (as of a city) by a public authority


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