rental

[ ren-tl ]
/ ˈrɛn tl /

noun

adjective


Nearby words

  1. rent-a-car,
  2. rent-free,
  3. rent-roll,
  4. rent-seeking,
  5. rent-stabilized,
  6. rental collection,
  7. rental library,
  8. rente,
  9. renter,
  10. rentes

Origin of rental

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

Related formspre·rent·al, nounre·rent·al, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for rental

rental

/ (ˈrɛntəl) /

noun

  1. the amount paid by a tenant as rent
  2. the amount paid by a user for the use of propertytelephone rental
  3. an income derived from rents received
property available for renting
a less common name for rent-roll

adjective

of or relating to rent or renting
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Word Origin and History for rental

rental

n.

mid-14c., "rent roll;" late 14c., "income from rents," from Anglo-French rental, Medieval Latin rentale; see rent (n.1) + -al (2). Meaning "amount charged for rent" is from 1630s; that of "a car or house let for rent" is from 1952, American English.

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