Definition of rental
Definition of rental (Entry 2 of 2)
Examples of rental in a Sentence
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
Then, there’s rental services like Rent the Runway and Armarium, which are both in expansion mode. — Emily Farra, Vogue, “Will 2019 Be the Year We All Start Renting Out Our Own Closets?,” 18 Mar. 2019 Or not being able to afford that cheesy sweatshirt because you got smacked with an unexpected rental fee. — Shelby Deering, Good Housekeeping, “6 Rental Car Tips That’ll Save You Time and Money on Your Next Family Trip,” 1 Mar. 2019 Allied Market Research estimates the clothing rental market will reach $1.856 billion in global value by 2023, with more and more players in the game, like Le Tote and Gwynnie Bee. — Leah Bourne, Glamour, “There’s a New Trend in Fashion Subscription Boxes—and We Put It to the Test,” 10 Jan. 2019 That’s not even counting the thousands who have journeyed to Waco, Texas to stay in their vacation rentals, or to visit their Magnolia Market at the Silos. — Megan Stein, Country Living, “Chip Gaines Is Freaking Out Over These Cabbage Patch Doll Replicas of Him and Joanna,” 11 Dec. 2018 A week later, news broke that the pair were moving in together and shacking up in a $25,000 per month two-story rental house in West Hollywood. — Nicole Saunders, Harper’s BAZAAR, “Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons Flirt on Instagram and It’s Not Subtle,” 11 Jan. 2019 For instance: Electric scooter rentals arrived in cities across America. — Umair Irfan, Vox, “Climate and energy news in 2018 actually wasn’t all bad,” 1 Jan. 2019 Clear, a biometric technology company, is now in more than 25 U.S. airports and has partnered with Hertz to speed up car rental pickup and with Delta for quick entry to its airport lounges with a thumbprint ID. — Kristen Leigh Painter, Condé Nast Traveler, “How Air Travel Will Change in 2019,” 13 Dec. 2018 Wilson visited Taipei and contacted a house agent in Taipei on Sept. 6 through a rental website, the report said. — Amy Lieu, Fox News, “Cody Wilson rented apartment in Taipei, local media say, as manhunt continues,” 21 Sep. 2018
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective
In some ways, rental services are bringing that ultraexclusive perk to the masses. — Emily Farra, Vogue, “Will 2019 Be the Year We All Start Renting Out Our Own Closets?,” 18 Mar. 2019 In many school districts, proving residency requires state identification, a mortgage or rental statement, utility bills, and other alternative forms of identification. — Jenn M. Jackson, Teen Vogue, “Access to Education for Black Children Proves Difficult for Their Parents, Creating a Disadvantage,” 13 Mar. 2019 Today, Bloomberg released its annual index, which looks at the average rental price for Airbnbs around the world. — Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, “The World’s Most Expensive Cities for Airbnbs,” 24 July 2018 Its 80 one-bedroom units measure 900 to 1,000 square feet and can be rented starting at $3,395 per month, while the 168 two-bedroom apartments range from 1,100 to 1,500 square feet, with rental prices starting at $4,395 a month. — Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, “Preleasing begins at Chicago’s tallest all-residential downtown building,” 10 July 2018 But for now, rental prices are climbing, with little evidence that landlords want long-term tenants rather than tourists. — Raphael Minder, New York Times, “To Contain Tourism, One Spanish City Strikes a Ban, on Airbnb,” 23 June 2018 In a city where universities, Drexel included, continue to expand into surrounding neighborhoods, driving up home and rental prices, there’s a need for ways to bring communities together, Wenrick said. — Julia Terruso, Philly.com, “With a shared lens, Drexel students, neighbors document their West Philly,” 12 June 2018 For small cities, Brownsville, Texas, Norman, Oklahoma, and Alexandria, Virginia made the top five cut for slowest growing rents; i.e., rental prices are decreasing, in these cases around 2% year-over-year. — Southern Living, “Alert! These Southern Cities Are Seeing a Decrease in Rent,” 5 June 2018 But decreasing rental prices are good news for those on a fixed income. — Fiza Pirani, ajc, “This is the best city to retire in Georgia if you’re on a fixed income,” 14 May 2018
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First Known Use of rental
14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a