Definition of rental noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    rental

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈrentl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrentl//
     
    Renting a home
     
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  1. 1(also rent especially in North American English) [uncountable, countable, usually singular] the amount of money that you pay to use something for a particular period of time Telephone charges include line rental. Synonymsratecharge fee rent fine fare toll rentalThese are all words for an amount of money that is charged or paid for something.rate a fixed amount of money that is asked or paid for something:a low hourly rate of pay interest ratescharge an amount of money that is asked for goods or services:an admission chargefee (rather formal) an amount of money that you have to pay for professional advice or services, to go to a school or college, or to join an organization:legal fees an annual membership fee rent an amount of money that you regularly have to pay for use of a building or room. In American English, rent can be used to mean rental:The weekly rent on the car was over $300.fine a sum of money that must be paid as punishment for breaking a law or rule:a parking finefare the money that you pay to travel by bus, plane, taxi, etc.toll an amount of money that you have to pay to use a particular road or bridge.rental an amount of money that you have to pay to use something for a particular period of time.rent or rental?In British English rent is only money paid to use a building or room: for other items use rental. In American English rent can be used for both, but rental is still more common for other items.Patterns (a) rate/​charge/​fee/​rent/​fine/​fare/​toll/​rental for something (a) rate/​charge/​fee/​rent/​toll/​rental on something at a rate/​charge/​fee/​rent/​fare/​rental of… for a charge/​fee to pay (a) rate/​charge/​fee/​rent/​fine/​fare/​toll/​rental to charge (a) rate/​fee/​rent/​fare/​toll/​rental See related entries: Renting a home
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of renting something or an arrangement to rent something the world’s largest car rental company DVD rental (especially North American English) a rental car a minimum rental period of three months compare hire See related entries: Renting a home
  3. 3[countable] (especially North American English) a house, car, or piece of equipment that you can rent ‘Is this your own car?’ ‘No, it's a rental.’ See related entries: Renting a home
  4. Word Origin late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, or from Anglo-Latin rentale, from Old French rente, from a root shared by render.Extra examples The local rental market is booming. The phone bill gives a breakdown of the cost of the line rental and of calls. a coupon for a free movie rental the broadband package includes 6 months free line rental The weekly rental on the car was over £200.
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