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Webster 1913 Edition


Render

Rend′er

(-?r)
,
Noun.
[From
Rend
.]
One who rends.

Ren′der

(r?n′d?r)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Rendered
(-d?rd)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Rendering
.]
[F.
rendre
, LL.
rendre
, fr. L.
reddere
; pref.
red-
,
re-
, re- +
dare
to give. See
Date
time, and cf.
Reddition
,
Rent
.]
1.
To return; to pay back; to restore.
Whose smallest minute lost, no riches
render
may.
Spenser.
2.
To inflict, as a retribution; to requite.
I will
render
vengeance to mine enemies.
Deut. xxxii. 41.
3.
To give up; to yield; to surrender.
I ’ll make her
render
up her page to me.
Shakespeare
4.
Hence, to furnish; to contribute.
Logic
renders
its daily service to wisdom and virtue.
I. Watts.
5.
To furnish; to state; to deliver;
as, to
render
an account; to
render
judgment
.
6.
To cause to be, or to become;
as, to
render
a person more safe or more unsafe; to
render
a fortress secure.
7.
To translate from one language into another;
as, to
render
Latin into English
.
8.
To interpret; to set forth, represent, or exhibit;
as, an actor
renders
his part poorly; a singer
renders
a passage of music with great effect; a painter
renders
a scene in a felicitous manner
.
He did
render
him the most unnatural
That lived amongst men.
Shakespeare
9.
To try out or extract (oil, lard, tallow, etc.) from fatty animal substances;
as, to
render
tallow
.
10.
To plaster, as a wall of masonry, without the use of lath.

Ren′der

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To give an account; to make explanation or confession.
[Obs.]
2.
(Naut.)
To pass; to run; – said of the passage of a rope through a block, eyelet, etc.;
as, a rope
renders
well, that is, passes freely
; also, to yield or give way.
Totten.

Ren′der

,
Noun.
1.
A surrender.
[Obs.]
Shak.
2.
A return; a payment of rent.
In those early times the king's household was supported by specific
renders
of corn and other victuals from the tenants of the demains.
Blackstone.
3.
An account given; a statement.
[Obs.]
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Render

REND'ER

,
Noun.
[from rend.] One that tears by violence.

Definition 2021


render

render

English

Alternative forms

Verb

render (third-person singular simple present renders, present participle rendering, simple past and past participle rendered)

  1. (transitive) To cause to become.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 7, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      […] St. Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger's mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.
    The shot rendered her immobile.
  2. (transitive) To interpret, give an interpretation or rendition of.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 34.
      we may, at last, render our philosophy like that of Epictetus
    The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully.
  3. (transitive) To translate into another language.
    to render Latin into English
  4. (transitive) To pass down.
    render a verdict (i.e., deliver a judgment)
  5. (transitive) To make over as a return.
    They had to render the estate.
  6. (transitive) To give; to give back; to deliver.
    render aid; render money
    to render an account of what really happened
    • I. Watts
      Logic renders its daily service to wisdom and virtue.
  7. to give up; to yield; to surrender.
    • Shakespeare
      I'll make her render up her page to me.
  8. (transitive, computer graphics) To transform (a model) into a display on the screen or other media.
    rendering images
  9. (transitive) To capture and turn over to another country secretly and extrajudicially.
  10. (transitive) To convert waste animal tissue into a usable byproduct.
    rendering of fat into soap
  11. (intransitive, cooking) For fat to drip off meat from cooking.
    Bacon is very fatty when raw; however, most of the fat will render during cooking.
  12. (construction) To cover a wall with a film of cement or plaster.
  13. (nautical) To pass; to run; said of the passage of a rope through a block, eyelet, etc.
    A rope renders well, that is, passes freely.
  14. (nautical) To yield or give way.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)
  15. (obsolete) To return; to pay back; to restore.
    • Spenser
      whose smallest minute lost, no riches render may
  16. (obsolete) To inflict, as a retribution; to requite.
    • Bible, Deuteronomy xxxii. 41
      I will render vengeance to mine enemies.
Synonyms
  • (fat dripping): render off
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

render (plural renders)

  1. A substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls.
  2. (computer graphics) An image produced by rendering a model.
    A low-resolution render might look blocky.
  3. (obsolete) A surrender.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  4. (obsolete) A return; a payment of rent.
    • Blackstone
      In those early times the king's household was supported by specific renders of corn and other victuals from the tenants of the demesnes.
  5. (obsolete) An account given; a statement.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

Etymology 2

rend + -er

Noun

render (plural renders)

  1. One who rends.

Danish

Noun

render c

  1. plural indefinite of rende

Verb

render

  1. present tense of rende

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

render m, f

  1. indefinite plural of rand (Etymology 1)

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

render f

  1. indefinite plural of rand (Etymology 1)

Portuguese

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *rendere, from Latin reddēre, present active infinitive of reddō.

Verb

render (first-person singular present indicative rendo, past participle rendido)

  1. to render
  2. to yield
  3. to dominate or command
  4. to subject

Conjugation


Romansch

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *rendere, from Latin reddēre, present active infinitive of reddō.

Verb

render

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) to return, give back
  2. to vomit, throw up, puke, be sick

Synonyms

  • (to return, give back):
    • (Rumantsch Grischun) dar enavos, (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) dar anavos, (Puter) der inavous, (Vallader) dar inavo
    • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Puter, Vallader) restituir, (Surmiran) restitueir
    • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) returnar, (Puter) returner, (Vallader) retuornar