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 The vacation rental site has plenty of beach houses available all over the country, from chic Hamptons homes to cozy cottages in California. Travel + Leisure, "8 Beautiful Beach Houses You Can Rent on Airbnb," 28 Mar. 2021 On March 20, a resident reported being scammed out of $800 as a result of a fake vacation rental agreement. Cheryl Higley, cleveland, "Fisticuffs result in assault charges: North Ridgeville police blotter," 27 Mar. 2021 Security deposits are an important part of the vacation rental system. Star Tribune, "Travel Troubleshooter: How long should you wait for a VRBO refund before filing a credit card dispute?," 19 Mar. 2021 Diaz and supporters of his earlier version of the bill maintain that vacation-rental owners are entitled to the same rights as their neighbors and shouldn’t be regulated differently. Dara Kam, sun-sentinel.com, "Vacation rental plan ‘clearly a work in progress’ in Florida Legislature," 12 Mar. 2021 If your hotel, campground, bed and breakfast, or vacation rental is right by the area’s top attractions, advertise it. Nathan Mayfield, Forbes, "How Your Hospitality Business Can Meet The Needs Of Digital Nomads," 12 Mar. 2021 Despite early jitters, the vacation rental market appears to have held up well during the pandemic. oregonlive, "Vacasa expands by 25% with deal to buy rival in Texas," 11 Mar. 2021 Inevitably, that’s going to give the loft less of a first-apartment vibe and more of a boutique-vacation-rental one. James Poniewozik, New York Times, "‘The Real World’ Revisited: When Reality Had Bite," 5 Mar. 2021 Airbnb, however, does not support a recommendation by the Planning Commission that the City Council consider, in the interest of equity, divvying up the allocation of vacation rental licenses equally among the nine council districts. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Is San Diego’s years-long stalemate over short-term rentals finally coming to an end?," 19 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective As of late March, only 28 states had launched rental assistance programs to disburse the first major wave of federal funds, $25 billion allocated by the Department of the Treasury in December, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. NBC News, "Housing advocates say evictions are continuing at 'full steam,' despite a federal ban," 3 Apr. 2021 House Bill 317 would require online short-term rental companies such as Airbnb to collect hotel and motel excise taxes and pay them to local governments. Nyamekye Daniel, Washington Examiner, "Here's what cleared the Georgia Legislature on its last day," 2 Apr. 2021 Hartford police confirmed the bags were left at City Hall and at the rental office on Farmington Avenue. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "Fake body bags left outside Connecticut State Capitol, Governor’s mansion, Hartford City Hall on April Fool’s Day were to protest housing crisis," 2 Apr. 2021 Two couples on an oceanside getaway grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: James Dean in ‘Giant’ on TCM and more," 2 Apr. 2021 Lawmakers added a series of amendments to provide sideboards on programs administered under the federal package but ultimately voted down attempts by Democrats to broaden mortgage and rental assistance and offer direct payments to essential workers. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Cherry blossom crowds, roller coaster return, farmworker fears: News from around our 50 states," 2 Apr. 2021 This is thanks to today's steep rental prices and intense demand. Mia Taylor, Better Homes & Gardens, "4 Hidden Costs of Accessory Dwelling Units You Should Plan For," 2 Apr. 2021 With so many renters shopping for homes, rental developers have been less aggressive than in the past, especially in urban areas where apartment construction has been most robust over the past decade. Jim Buchta, Star Tribune, "Twin Cities homebuilding rose 50% in March," 1 Apr. 2021 During a search of the Mazda, which was a rental vehicle, police found marijuana, a vape pen and opened bottles of Mike’s Hard Lemonade. John Benson, cleveland, "Akron speeder with suspended license leads police to open container: Brecksville Police Blotter," 31 Mar. 2021

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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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The first known use of rental was in the 14th century

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4 Apr 2021

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“Rental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rental. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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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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