Definitions for renderˈrɛn dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ren•derˈrɛn dər(v.t.)

  1. to cause to be or become; make.

  2. to do; perform.

  3. to furnish; provide:

    to render aid.

  4. to exhibit or show (obedience, attention, etc.).

  5. to present for approval, payment, etc.

  6. to pay as due (a tax, tribute, etc.).

  7. to officially hand down:

    to render a verdict.

  8. to translate into another language.

  9. to depict, as in painting:

    to render a landscape.

  10. to represent (a perspective view of a projected building) in drawing or painting.

  11. to interpret (a part in a drama or a piece of music).

  12. to give in return:

    to render good for evil.

  13. to give back; restore (often fol. by back).

  14. to give up; surrender.

  15. to cover (masonry) with a first coat of plaster.

    Category: Building Trades

  16. to melt down; extract the impurities from by melting:

    to render fat.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  17. to process, as for industrial use:

    to render livestock carcasses.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  18. (v.i.)to provide due reward.

  19. to extract oil from fat, blubber, etc., by melting.

  20. (n.)a first coat of plaster for a masonry surface.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of render:

1275–1325; rendren < MF rendre < VL *rendere, alter. (by analogy with prendere to take) of L reddere to give back


rend•erˈrɛn dər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that rends.

Origin of render:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. render(verb)

    a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls

  2. render(verb)

    cause to become

    "The shot rendered her immobile"

  3. supply, provide, render, furnish(verb)

    give something useful or necessary to

    "We provided the room with an electrical heater"

  4. interpret, render(verb)

    give an interpretation or rendition of

    "The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"

  5. render, yield, return, give, generate(verb)

    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"

  6. render, deliver, return(verb)

    pass down

    "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"

  7. render, submit(verb)

    make over as a return

    "They had to render the estate"

  8. render, return(verb)

    give back

    "render money"

  9. hand over, fork over, fork out, fork up, turn in, deliver, render(verb)

    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"

  10. picture, depict, render, show(verb)

    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"

  11. render(verb)

    coat with plastic or cement

    "render the brick walls in the den"

  12. give, render(verb)


    "give homage"; "render thanks"

  13. translate, interpret, render(verb)

    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."

  14. try, render(verb)

    melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities

    "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"


  1. render(Noun)

    A substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls.

  2. render(Noun)

    An image produced by rendering a model.

    A low-resolution render might look blocky.

  3. render(Noun)

    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. uE000132064uE001 Blackstone.

  4. render(Verb)

    To cause to become.

    The shot rendered her immobile.

  5. render(Verb)

    To interpret, give an interpretation or rendition of.

    The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully.

  6. render(Verb)

    To translate into another language

  7. render(Verb)

    To pass down.

    render a verdict (= deliver a judgment)

  8. render(Verb)

    To make over as a return.

    They had to render the estate.

  9. render(Verb)

    To give; to give back.

  10. render(Verb)

    To transform digital information in the form received from a repository into a display on a computer screen, or for other presentation to the user.

    rendering images

  11. render(Verb)

    To capture and turn over to another country secretly.

  12. render(Verb)

    To convert waste animal tissue into a usable byproduct.

    rendering of fat into soap

  13. render(Verb)

    For fat to drip off meat from cooking.

    Bacon is very fatty when raw, however most of that will render during cooking.

  14. render(Verb)

    To cover a wall with a film of cement.

  15. Origin: From rendre, from *, from reddere, present active infinitive of reddo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Render(noun)

    one who rends

  2. Render(verb)

    to return; to pay back; to restore

  3. Render(verb)

    to inflict, as a retribution; to requite

  4. Render(verb)

    to give up; to yield; to surrender

  5. Render(verb)

    hence, to furnish; to contribute

  6. Render(verb)

    to furnish; to state; to deliver; as, to render an account; to render judgment

  7. Render(verb)

    to cause to be, or to become; as, to render a person more safe or more unsafe; to render a fortress secure

  8. Render(verb)

    to translate from one language into another; as, to render Latin into English

  9. Render(verb)

    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

  10. Render(verb)

    to try out or extract (oil, lard, tallow, etc.) from fatty animal substances; as, to render tallow

  11. Render(verb)

    to plaster, as a wall of masonry, without the use of lath

  12. Render(verb)

    to give an account; to make explanation or confession

  13. Render(verb)

    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

  14. Render(noun)

    a surrender

  15. Render(noun)

    a return; a payment of rent

  16. Render(noun)

    an account given; a statement

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'render' in Verbs Frequency: #691

Translations for render

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to cause to become

His remarks rendered me speechless.

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