Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of renewing or the state of having been renewed.
  • n. Something renewed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of renewing.
  • n. An offensive action made immediately after a parried one

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of renewing, or the state of being renewed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of renewing, or of forming anew.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of renewing
  • n. filling again by supplying what has been used up
  • n. the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation

Etymologies

renew +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Getting permission to leave the country while your documents are in renewal is an easy, straight-forward process.

    Status in Mexico

  • One night I was driving home from my mom's house and I had my tag renewal card in my pocket because I had been planning to pay it, but was lazy and forgot about it.

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  • I had also moved recently which was why I didn't receive a tag renewal sooner.

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  • But for Brown allies, that lends even more force to their argument that what the party needs is a "renewal" -- a code word that the cagey chancellor is using more and more.

    New 'New Labour'

  • A new article in the Moscow Times Online discusses what it calls the renewal of the Great Game in Central Asia, pitting a putative alliance of Russia and China against the interests of the U.S.

    Great Game

  • The only reasons that we would so a short term renewal with someone today, you know, you mentioned Paxton, is because we can't come to terms and if we can't come to terms, then okay, maybe we'll agree to a year, but we're leasing their space to another tenant who's going to pay higher rent.

  • We've been achieving 8 to 9 points of what we call their renewal price change for the last several periods.

  • It is the first time HUD is providing what it calls renewal grants to prevent an interruption in federal assistance, according to the statement.

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  • After the period is up, there's a possibility of a term renewal or a month-to-month lease arrangement, the release said.

    RISMedia

  • But my visa expired and was in renewal process at that time.

    2009

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