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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As shifting demographics and generational needs intensify single-family rental (SFR) demands, it’s only rational to add this to your portfolio. Lane Kawaoka, Forbes, 20 May 2022 Mosby is charged with two counts of perjury and two counts of making false statements on loan applications in order to purchase two Florida vacation homes: an eight-bedroom rental near Disney World and a condo on the state’s Gulf Coast. Lee O. Sanderlin, Baltimore Sun, 19 May 2022 The rental is straight out of real estate central casting. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, 18 May 2022 The short-term rental firm said that stays of 28 days or more made up 21% of bookings in the first quarter, above prepandemic levels. Peter Grant, WSJ, 17 May 2022 The house, two towns up the road from Holyoke, is a compact four-bedroom home of gray clapboard, with a chain-link fence bordering one side of a little yard and some low-end rental units across the way. New York Times, 17 May 2022 There’s a new player on the French Riviera’s luxury rental landscape. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2022 Jim Onen, the owner of 58 of the 74 units at Onen Place, is asking the council to amend the conditional use permit approved in 2004 for the development to now allow rental of the units, according to city documents. Steve Sadin, Chicago Tribune, 17 May 2022 The most obvious challenge is the cost of housing, both ownership and rental. Phil Blair, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The rental townhomes will be built adjacent to the Grand Riviera RV Resort currently under construction. Kathy Jumper, al, 8 May 2022 Prices are going up in many areas, including airfare and rental cars. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, 7 May 2022 One rental fund backed by Goldman Sachs just took the unsettling trend to a new extreme, buying an entire community of 87 single-family homes in Florida, according to Benzinga. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2022 Short-term rental hosts are competing for business, so amenities are sometimes the differentiator during my search. Mike Goldys, USA TODAY, 7 May 2022 This will be the new norm until San Diego gets its housing and rental costs in line. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 May 2022 The rental program is also recruiting residences in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Knoxville, Tenn. Washington Post, 6 May 2022 Menchey Music will also provide repair service to all outstanding instrument rental customers of Coffey Music. Cameron Goodnight, Baltimore Sun, 6 May 2022 Water sports are a breeze as the island is located close to rental shops for surfboards, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, parasailing and jet skis. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 6 May 2022 See More

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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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22 May 2022

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“Rental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rental. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for rental

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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