rental

noun
rent·​al | \ ˈren-tᵊl How to pronounce rental (audio) \

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

Their first two vacation rentals are historic, according to the Tribune, as are Cottonland Castle and The Fort House. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Are Chip and Joanna Gaines Secretly Filming for Their New TV Network? An Investigation," 12 Mar. 2019 As the short-term rental industry has grown with burgeoning tourism in The Woodlands, so has opposition to it. Marialuisa Rincon, Houston Chronicle, "Township officials face challenges with Airbnb," 8 July 2018 Availability is about open for fans to rent Chip and Jo's vacation rental homes—Hillcrest Estate and Magnolia House—from July to December. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "How To Book Your Stay At Joanna And Chip Gaines’s Magnolia House Vacation Rental," 23 Jan. 2019 Freddie was authorized by its regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, to fund up to $1.3 billion of loans for single-family rental homes in a test run. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "Freddie Mac Joins Rental-Home Boom," 18 Aug. 2018 Price with rentals Monday through Wednesday is $15 for adults and $5 for kids ages 10 and younger; Thursday through Sunday is $20 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and younger. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Blue Star families honored," 13 July 2018 Institutional investors bought more single-family rental homes in 2017 than in previous years, the first increase since 2013, according to data compiled by Amherst Holdings LLC. Bloomberg, latimes.com, "Wall Street is scooping up homes for rent again as leasing prices outpace apartment rents," 17 May 2018 Two homes in South Lake Tahoe, where strict rules for vacation-rental homes took effect in December. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, "Welcome to Tahoe. Here’s what can get you fined $1,000," 19 Mar. 2018 Prices start at $308 per adult and include a two-night stay, daily breakfast, bike rentals, personalized Lilac Tours, ferry tickets, and covers your luggage fees. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This Resort Has the Most Stunning Lilac Festival You’ll Ever See," 5 Apr. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The deal comes just months after Lyft’s rival, Uber, bought a similar bike-rental company, as ride-hail services seek to capture more of the overall transportation market. Adam Vaccaro, BostonGlobe.com, "Now you’ll be renting your Blue Bike from Lyft," 2 July 2018 One weekend each October, design lovers from New York City and across the Hudson Valley load up rental cars or pile onto Metro-North trains and head for Kingston, New York. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Field + Supply: The Craft Fair Worth Traveling Cross Country For," 12 Apr. 2019 This is not a drill: Chip and Joanna Gaines are opening yet another vacation rental house near their home of Waco, Texas. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Chip and Joanna Gaines Just Secretly Opened a Third Vacation Rental," 26 Feb. 2019 Noto can be reached via a combination of train or air, but it's best seen vby rental car and local roads. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Places Our Travel Specialists Say You Should Go in 2019," 17 Dec. 2018 Spinazzola, who’s also a musician, operates three rustic but comfortable rental cabins in the woods, across the road from the river — ideal for getting away from it all. BostonGlobe.com, "Four reasons to relocate to Cape Breton — if only for a few days (five, if you play golf)," 23 May 2018 Overnighters have 120 campsites and 4 rental cabins to choose from. Peter Fish, San Francisco Chronicle, "Top 10 California parks: Don’t die before seeing these," 9 May 2018 The night before our October tour, rain gushed like a fire hose on the roof of our rental cabin south of town. Brian J. Cantwell, sacbee, "Take a tour to soak in Big Island rainbows | The Sacramento Bee," 17 Mar. 2018 There are plenty of places to camp at Warm Lake, but nothing beats a stay at cozy North Shore Lodge — a rustic, family-friendly setup featuring 10 rental cabins right on the lakefront. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Hit the road for your next fishing adventure. You might catch something new. | Idaho Statesman," 7 Mar. 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
chiefly US : something that can be rented

rental

noun
rent·​al | \ ˈren-tᵊl How to pronounce rental (audio) \

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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