• WordNet 3.6
    • adj rental of or relating to rent "rental agreement","rental charges"
    • adj rental available to rent or lease "a rental car"
    • n rental the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)
    • n rental property that is leased or rented out or let
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are no rental cars in Bermuda.
    • Rental A schedule, account, or list of rents, with the names of the tenants, etc.; a rent roll.
    • Rental A sum total of rents; as, an estate that yields a rental of ten thousand dollars a year.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 20% of tuxedo rentals take place in May.
    • n rental A schedule or an account of rents, or a roll wherein the rents of a manor or an estate are set down; a rent-roll.
    • n rental The gross amount of rents drawn from an estate or other property: as, the rental of the estate is five thousand a year.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Rental a schedule or account of rents, with the tenants' names, &c.: a rent-roll: rent
    • ***


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. rentale, fr. renta,. See Rent income
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. rente—L. reddita (pecunia), money paid—reddĕre, to pay.


In literature:

In the case of most of these so-called water fronts, there was usually a trivial rental attached.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
He is now in possession of a rental of three thousand per annum, to which, of course, you will be heir?
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by John Mackay Wilson
It wasn't necessary, but he checked rental dates.
"Forget Me Nearly" by Floyd L. Wallace
Cincinnatus-like, I'll plant my cabbages, feed my turkeys, let my beard grow, and nurse my rental.
"Arthur O'Leary" by Charles James Lever
Its rental amounted to $44,000, and the total loss was estimated at $1,300,000.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
The rental of the estate must be overhauled; you must get a better agent, a more enterprising steward.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
We have it at a very low rental in consideration of the improvements which father made from time to time, but it is not our own.
"The Daughters of a Genius" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The expenses, moreover, would not be greater than the rental and keep of a deer-forest.
"The Young Colonists" by G.A. Henty
Downstairs, Mrs. Milliken met me with a frown, but her features relaxed when I handed her my week's rental and board, which I seldom partake of.
"A Top-Floor Idyl" by George van Schaick
Flat rates are those which are also known as rentals.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2" by Kempster Miller
The interest might run along and all the rental go toward educating the children.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
And perhaps the larger share of the city property is unoccupied or paying no rental.
"The Arena" by Various
It will take a very small percentage of the rental to remedy that.
"Toppleton's Client" by John Kendrick Bangs
Save for the farm in the South and a small sum of rental, he would have nothing.
"Phases of an Inferior Planet" by Ellen Glasgow
He took a house on an up-town street at a considerable rental.
"Mark Mason's Victory" by Horatio Alger
To-day his successor holds one of the richest rentals in the world.
"Milton's England" by Lucia Ames Mead
With a Map, and Notes on Rental, Rates, and Accommodation.
"The Ivory Gate, a new edition" by Walter Besant
This principle will partly explain why the rental of money cannot be capitalized in the same way that the rental of land can be.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
Second, a share-crop rental, in which the landlord and the tenant divide the cotton and corn produced.
"Following the Color Line" by Ray Stannard Baker
Land selected under occupation with the right of purchase is subject to a rental of 5 per cent.
"Australasian Democracy" by Henry de R. Walker

In poetry:

How can you, my Lord, thus delight to torment all
The Peers of realm about cheapening their corn,
When you know, if one hasn't a very high rental,
'Tis hardly worth while being very high born?
"An Expostulation to Lord King" by Thomas Moore

In news:

In a few months Tye Lofts, a new residential rental building can have its ground floor retail space open for business.
INDIANAPOLIS — Scrambling amidst a mostly forgettable weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Phil Giebler locked his keys inside the trunk of a rental car Sunday morning.
The rental car company launches an iPhone app to ease reservations.
FL-High-HUD-Rentals This large home in a gated community in Coral Springs was bought in foreclosure for only $13,700 and now is being rented to a poor family receiving federal housing subsidies, known as Section 8.
Rental car didn't work right from the get-go .
During my rental, the car didn't work properly.
Rentals range from $10 to $250 a day, depending on the item.
Housewife Kim Granatell's Daughter Gia Involved In Hamptons Vacation Rental Scam.
The family was living in a rental at the beach while their new home was under construction.
Get a Day of Free Gear Rental with Beyond Diving in Playa del Carmen.
Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits is aiming to fast-forward sales in its units inside Kroger stores by hooking up with the video rental department.
'The City Manager can't find receipts for car rentals and meals, but she does have receipts for Post-it notes.
Turning the purchase of a single one-family house into one of the major rental real-estate businesses in Ithaca takes vision, imagination, sociability, a facility with figures and a willingness to work hard.
Half-day (four-hour) rentals of 45- to 50-footers start at $1,500, and $2,500 to $3,000 gets you a boat for a full day (eight hours).
With three docking stations, Miami Yacht Charters has a wide variety of power boat rentals to choose from.

In science:

For rental paging and for fault model, the deterministic upper and lower bounds in this paper are tight within constant factors.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
Lopez-Ortiz and Salinger , in an independent work, study the rental paging problem.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
Their deterministic lower bound on the competitive ratio for rental paging matches the lower bound in this paper.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
They do not study the rental paging problem in the randomized setting.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
In this section, we present a deterministic algorithm, RentalPagingCILP, for rental paging, and then extend the algorithm to rental caching.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
Now we extend the results to rental caching and present the algorithm RentalCachingCILP.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
For rental caching, the linear program is similar to the linear program for rental paging, with appropriate changes to take into account the cost and the size of each file.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
RentalCachingCILP is k-competitive for rental caching.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
So, for the general case of rental caching, the algorithm is k-competitive.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
Consider the special case of the rental paging (or caching) problem where the cache has infinite size.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
This is equivalent to the rental caching problem without any cache size constraint.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
Even though there is no cache size constraint, this problem is still interesting because there is a rental cost for keeping files in the cache.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
Such a phase, excluding the first step, reduces to ski-rental as follows.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
The algorithm ALG∞ for rental caching with infinite cache does the following.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
Let OPTSR be the optimal cost of the ski-rental problem.
Caching with rental cost and zapping