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

Car rental companies run out of vehicles almost every day. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "Travel nightmares: What to do when they run out of rental cars," 8 July 2018 Phoenix approves policy on Thursday Currently, there are no dockless bike rental companies operating in Phoenix. Jessica Boehm, azcentral, "Phoenix and Scottsdale move to regulate bike-sharing," 7 July 2018 While 18 is the age of majority in Vermont and most other states, Chester said current law recognizes people under 21 should not buy alcohol, and car rental companies generally require customers to be 25. David Jordan, The Christian Science Monitor, "Vermont rolls out a new idea to rehabilitate young offenders," 6 July 2018 Aengus Kelly, chief executive of AerCap Holdings NV, one of the world’s largest plane rental companies, said while there are credible private-equity investors in aviation, some recent actors aren’t long-term players. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Private Equity Makes Leasing Planes a Hot Commodity," 4 July 2018 As word spread that an electric scooter rental company called Bird Rides Inc. was amassing $300 million from investors just months after its first birthday, one question has plagued onlookers in and outside Silicon Valley: Why? Bloomberg, Fortune, "Bird CEO Explains Why His Scooter Startup Needed $300 Million," 28 June 2018 Now, Muya chips in money from his job with a party rental company toward the family’s rent. Bryce Miller, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Round 1: Will anger, desire spur a young San Diego boxer to spotlight?," 22 June 2018 Typically, the company said, the data sharing helps car rental companies provide roadside assistance and allows financial services companies to combat fraud. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "Verizon, AT&T will suspend sales of customer location data, after a prison phone company was caught misusing it," 20 June 2018 Jump, an electronic bike rental company, requires its bikes to be secured to bike racks or signposts, said Josh Squire, founder and CEO. Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF’s Scooter sweepstakes: Lyft, Uber among a dozen companies seeking city permits," 7 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Income was defined as the sum of earnings from work, capital income (interest and dividends), rental income, retirement income and transfer income before taxes. David Carrig, USA TODAY, "Study: Asians displace blacks as most economically divided group," 12 July 2018 And the Afro-American newspaper advertised the rowhouse as a rental home. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "Collapse: The rise and deadly fall of a Baltimore rowhouse," 12 July 2018 This includes alimony, capital gains, state-tax refunds, rental income and deductions for educator expenses, student loan interest and IRA deductions. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, "Is new 1040 tax form deceptively simple or just deceptive?," 29 June 2018 If the measure passes, cities will be allowed to extend rent control to virtually all rental homes in the state. Matthew Tinoco, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Push for Rent Control in Pasadena Speaks to a Regionwide Battle," 27 June 2018 Tynan suggested booking a rental home, instead of a hotel, to save a lot of money. Anne Roderique-jones, SELF, "5 Money-Saving Tips That Improved Our Finances—and Our Marriage," 10 June 2018 The area around Shinnecock Hills on the eastern end of Long Island is full of beautiful rental homes and beachside hotels. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Report: Tiger Woods Plans to Stay on $20 Million Yacht During U.S. Open," 6 June 2018 The counter-suit claims La Flame’s people have refused to pay the company for the loss of rental income from the Lambo’s time in the shop. Jose Lambiet, miamiherald, "Rapper Travis Scott: Miami car rental company tried to extort me," 5 June 2018 When coupling price gains with ongoing rental income, the outlook brightens. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "One landlord's advice for those who want to purchase rental property," 21 May 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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