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.
Ren·der·ing, n. The act of one who renders, or that which is rendered. Specifically: (a) A version; translation; as, the rendering of the Hebrew text. --Lowth. (b) In art, the presentation, expression, or interpretation of an idea, theme, or part. (c) The act of laying the first coat of plaster on brickwork or stonework. (d) The coat of plaster thus laid on. --Gwilt. (e) The process of trying out or extracting lard, tallow, etc., from animal fat.
n 1: a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role
etc.; "they heard a live rendition of three pieces by
Schubert" [syn: rendition]
2: an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious;
"the edict was subject to many interpretations"; "he
annoyed us with his interpreting of parables"; "often
imitations are extended to provide a more accurate
rendition of the child's intended meaning" [syn: interpretation,
3: the act of interpreting something as expressed in an
artistic performance; "her rendition of Milton's verse was
extraordinarily moving" [syn: rendition, interpretation]
4: a written communication in a second language having the same
meaning as the written communication in a first language
[syn: translation, interlingual rendition, version]
5: a coat of stucco applied to a masonry wall
6: perspective drawing of an architect's design
7: giving in acknowledgment of obligation