renewal

noun
re·​new·​al | \ ri-ˈnü-əl How to pronounce renewal (audio) , -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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Recent Examples on the Web

Difficulties with the annual Spring Hill contract renewal exacerbate the situation. Lynn Horsley, kansascity, "Critics call JoCo fire district board 'an embarrassment.' Commission to take control," 8 June 2018 The council ordinance calls for the tax to end after five years, with renewal requiring a council vote in 2023. Author: Matt Day, Daniel Beekman, Anchorage Daily News, "Seattle City Council scales down head tax on large employers in face of Amazon revolt," 15 May 2018 Under the agreement, the county will pay $1 a year to lease the station and its 0.84-acre site at 89 Dogwood Pass for one year beginning May 1, with an automatic renewal for five successive one-year terms. David Ibata, ajc, "Cherokee County leases fire station from Nelson," 26 Apr. 2018 Gulf Island Fabrication will more than double the size of its headquarters in the Energy Corridor with a lease renewal at One Park 10, Transwestern announced. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Gulf Island Fabrication expands HQ in Energy Corridor," 18 Apr. 2018 The state requires an eye exam and new photo with every renewal. Karen Farkas, cleveland.com, "Don't expect a reminder to renew your driver's license in Ohio, which lags behind other states in renewal policies," 15 Mar. 2018 Both are rich in antioxidants and promise skin repair and renewal. Mia Adorante, Town & Country, "How One Mother’s Beauty Philosophy Became a Powerful Family Bond," 21 Mar. 2019 Daniel Carey, president of the Allied Pilots Association, said Monday that pilots will seek industry-leading wages when their current contract is due for renewal in January 2020. David Koenig, The Seattle Times, "Pilot union says it wants to help reduce delays on American," 19 Nov. 2018 Two of New Jersey’s biggest tax-credit programs are up for renewal in 2019. Kate King, WSJ, "Chris Christie’s Corporate Tax Breaks Leave New Jersey With Big Price Tag," 13 June 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 How to pronounce renewal (audio) , -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- How to pronounce renewal (audio) \

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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