renewal

noun
re·new·al | \ri-ˈnü-əl, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of renewal 

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

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Examples of renewal in a Sentence

The lease calls for yearly renewals. License renewals can be done online. You can get a 10 percent savings on subscription renewals. High fuel prices have led to a renewal of interest in electric cars. She uses flowers in her art as symbols of rebirth and renewal.
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Concert goers have shared everything from Beyoncé's epic costumes, behind-the-scenes videos from Beyoncé and Jay-Z's vow renewal, and first looks at twins Rumi and Sir. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé Had To Be Rescued During Her Concert, and Still Looked Flawless," 2 July 2018 Documenting and recording paperwork, managing services like passport renewals, and processing patent applications are practices that could all be dramatically improved with robotic automation. Will Hurd, Fortune, "Washington Needs to Adopt AI Soon or We’ll Lose Millions," 12 June 2018 The impersonal cosmic force is still tearing through the universe, doling out renewals and viral infections indiscriminately. Sean O'neal, GQ, "The Tortured Mind Of Dan Harmon," 30 May 2018 Dennis Gross has seen commercial companies produce research results, like promoting cell renewal and collagen. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "I Tried The ‘Penis Facial’," 16 May 2018 Even in Southern California where we are not lashed by endless winter storms, spring is a time for renewal and reconnection. Ernie Cowan, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Visit the High Sierra with a trip to Palomar Mountain," 11 May 2018 The ten renewals and increases passed included Westlake's Porter Public Library and Shaker Heights Public Library. Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com, "Voters approve 10 library tax increases, renewals in Ohio," 9 May 2018 Landlords are now routinely pushing to chisel away co-tenancy provisions when leases come up for renewal, said Ivan Friedman, head of RCS Real Estate Advisors, a New York consulting firm. Lauren Coleman-lochner And Eliza Ronalds-hannon, chicagotribune.com, "Mall tenants had an out when giants like Macy's left. Now landlords bar the door," 9 July 2018 Most materials are eligible for multiple automatic renewals, meaning borrowers can hold onto them for extended periods of time. Cornelius Frolik, ajc, "Since Ohio library ended late fees, more materials getting returned," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of renewal

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of renewal was in 1603

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renewal

noun

English Language Learners Definition of 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

noun
re·new·al | \ri-ˈnü-əl, -ˈnyü-\

Kids Definition of renewal

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

renewal

noun
re·new·al | \ri-ˈnü-əl, -ˈnyü- \

Legal Definition of renewal 

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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