rental

noun
rent·​al | \ ˈren-tᵊl \

Definition of rental

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an amount paid or collected as rent
2 : something that is rented
3 : an act of renting
4 : a business that rents something

rental

adjective

Definition of rental (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : of or relating to rent
b : available for rent
2 : dealing in rental property a rental agency

Examples of rental in a Sentence

Noun

thousands of dollars paid in rental There are restrictions against rentals to people with pets. The movie is available for rental. Boat rentals are available on the island. I had a rental while my car was being repaired.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Last tube rental is at 1 p.m. Last shuttle pickup is at 6:30 p.m. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Going tubing this weekend? Essential safety tips to prevent drowning accidents," 8 June 2018 After the most successful one-year rental in program history, the Cougars will have their work cut out for them trying to replace Gardner Minshew. Theo Lawson, The Seattle Times, "NCAA early signing day: These five WSU recruits could make an instant impact for the Cougars," 17 Dec. 2018 The average price of apartment rentals in Fort Lauderdale jumped 5.9 percent year over year to $1,858, keeping with a national upside trend in most U.S. metropolitan areas. Johnny Diaz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Want that two-bedroom rental in South Florida? You need to make at least $54K, report says.," 16 June 2018 Where to stay: Jake’s Hotel, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth 00000, Jamaica +1 876-965-3000 HomeAway also offers a number of private rentals in the area. Kristin Braswell, Vogue, "This Literary Festival in Jamaica Is the Island’s Best-Kept Secret," 12 June 2018 Experts over at SmartAsset compared the total costs of buying and renting a typical home or rental in U.S. metros with a population larger than 200,000 for households earning $100,000 per year. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "Should you rent or buy in Atlanta? Metro among top in US to own a home," 12 June 2018 San Francisco startup Scoot, known for its fleet of red electric mopeds, wants to add e-bike rentals in the city. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, "Scoot’s e-bike sharing plan hits bureaucratic wall in SF," 30 May 2018 Now that's how to plan a cheap vacation. Peruse this gallery for the cheapest vacation rentals in each state: Ben Abramson of USA TODAY contributed to this story. Bobby Shipman, The Courier-Journal, "Two of America's cheapest vacation rentals are so close to Louisville," 21 May 2018 Vacation rentals in Lower Puna were ordered to stop operations to conserve water and to help emergency workers focus on residents, the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency said. Susannah Cullinane And Holly Yan, CNN, "Hawaii's tourism industry gets walloped by relentless volcano," 14 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

In the 11 months since Meadow was murdered, Mr. Pollack has been transformed from an ordinary suburban dad and rental-market realtor to a vehement, in-your-face crusader for school safety. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "A Parkland Father’s Quest for Accountability," 11 Jan. 2019 Are these services really worth it when weighed against buying clothes outright? How easy is the rental process, really? Leah Bourne, Glamour, "There's a New Trend in Fashion Subscription Boxes—and We Put It to the Test," 10 Jan. 2019 Fly through the air with the greatest of ease (and tons of very heavy rental equipment). Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do, Eat, and See in Curaçao," 8 Jan. 2019 Incentives included reimbursements for damage to apartment units or missed rental payments. Vernal Coleman, The Seattle Times, "Seattle, King County look to Atlanta program to entice landlords to rent to homeless, but can it work here?," 26 Dec. 2018 Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry. Dee-ann Durbin, The Seattle Times, "Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans," 12 Dec. 2018 New rental housing construction has shifted to higher-cost units. Diana Budds, Curbed, "Elizabeth Warren doubles down on affordable housing legislation," 11 Dec. 2018 Electric scooters take the dockless rental model one step further, adding a mini motor. Umair Irfan, Vox, "The scooter stampede of 2018 is great news for urban transportation," 5 Dec. 2018 Remember in 2006, the Duke Lacrosse team haired a pair of exotic dancers for a party at a rental house near the Duke campus. Fox News, "Ingraham: The rush to judgment and injustice for Kavanaugh," 18 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of rental

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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rental

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rental

: the amount of money paid or collected as rent

: the act of renting something

: something that can be rented

rental

noun
rent·​al | \ ˈren-tᵊl \

Kids Definition of rental

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an amount paid or collected as rent

rental

adjective

Kids Definition of rental (Entry 2 of 2)

: relating to or available for rent

rental

noun
rent·​al

Legal Definition of rental

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an amount paid or collected as rent
2 : something that is rented
3 : an act of renting
4 : a business that rents something

rental

adjective

Legal Definition of rental (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : of or relating to rent
b : available for rent rental property
2 : dealing in rental property a rental agency

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