render: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ren'dur), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to cause to be or become; make: to render someone helpless.
  2. to do; perform: to render a service.
  3. to furnish; provide: to render aid.
  4. to exhibit or show (obedience, attention, etc.).
  5. to present for consideration, approval, payment, action, etc., as an account.
  6. to return; to make (a payment in money, kind, or service) as by a tenant to a superior: knights rendering military service to the lord.
  7. to pay as due (a tax, tribute, etc.).
  8. to deliver formally or officially; hand down: to render a verdict.
  9. to translate into another language: to render French poems into English.
  10. to represent; depict, as in painting: to render a landscape.
  11. to represent (a perspective view of a projected building) in drawing or painting.
  12. to bring out the meaning of by performance or execution; interpret, as a part in a drama or a piece of music.
  13. to give in return or requital: to render good for evil.
  14. to give back; restore (often fol. by back).
  15. to give up; surrender.
  16. to cover (masonry) with a first coat of plaster.
  17. to melt down; extract the impurities from by melting: to render fat.
  18. to process, as for industrial use: to render livestock carcasses.
  1. to provide due reward.
  2. to try out oil from fat, blubber, etc., by melting.
  1. a first coat of plaster for a masonry surface.


Pronunciation: (ren'dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that rends.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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