[ ren-tl ]
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  1. an amount received or paid as rent.

  2. the act of renting.

  1. an apartment, house, car, etc., offered or given for rent.

  2. an income arising from rents received.

  3. a rent-roll.

  1. of or relating to rent.

  2. available for rent.

  1. engaged in the business of providing rentals: a rental agency.

Origin of rental

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English word from Anglo-Latin word rentāle.See rent1, -al2

Other words from rental

  • pre·rent·al, noun
  • re·rent·al, noun

Words Nearby rental Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use rental in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for rental


/ (ˈrɛntəl) /

    • the amount paid by a tenant as rent

    • the amount paid by a user for the use of property: telephone rental

    • an income derived from rents received

  1. property available for renting

  1. a less common name for rent-roll

  1. of or relating to rent or renting

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