Ren·der v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rendered p. pr. & vb. n. Rendering.]
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. --Shak.
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. --Shak.
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.
Rend·er n. One who rends.
Ren·der, v. 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.
1. A surrender. [Obs.]
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.]
n : a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to
v 1: cause to become; "The shot rendered her immobile"
2: provide or furnish with; "We provided the room with an
electrical heater" [syn: supply, provide, furnish]
3: give an interpretation or rendition of; "The pianist
rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully" [syn: interpret]
4: give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This
year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate
renders some revenue for the family" [syn: yield, return,
5: pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment" [syn: deliver,
6: make over as a return; "They had to render the estate" [syn:
7: give back; "render money" [syn: return]
8: to surrender someone or something to another; "the guard
delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the
prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"; "fork over the
money" [syn: hand over, fork over, fork out, fork
up, turn in, get in, deliver]
9: show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country
life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much
tenderness in this painting" [syn: picture, depict, show]
10: coat with plastic or cement; "render the brick walls in the
11: bestow; "give hommage"; "render thanks" [syn: give]
12: restate (words) from one language into another language; "I
have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the
U.S."; "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting
dignitaries?"; "She rendered the French poem into
English"; "He translates for the U.N." [syn: translate,
13: melt (fat, lard, etc.) in order to separate out impurities;
"try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole" [syn: try]