What does render mean?

Definitions for render
ˈrɛn dərren·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. renderverb

    a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls

  2. renderverb

    cause to become

    "The shot rendered her immobile"

  3. supply, provide, render, furnishverb

    give something useful or necessary to

    "We provided the room with an electrical heater"

  4. interpret, renderverb

    give an interpretation or rendition of

    "The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"

  5. render, yield, return, give, generateverb

    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, returnverb

    pass down

    "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"

  7. render, submitverb

    make over as a return

    "They had to render the estate"

  8. render, returnverb

    give back

    "render money"

  9. hand over, fork over, fork out, fork up, turn in, deliver, renderverb

    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, showverb

    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. renderverb

    coat with plastic or cement

    "render the brick walls in the den"

  12. give, renderverb


    "give homage"; "render thanks"

  13. translate, interpret, renderverb

    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, renderverb

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

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


  1. rendernoun

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

  2. rendernoun

    An image produced by rendering a model.

    A low-resolution render might look blocky.

  3. rendernoun

    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. renderverb

    To cause to become.

    The shot rendered her immobile.

  5. renderverb

    To interpret, give an interpretation or rendition of.

    The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully.

  6. renderverb

    To translate into another language

  7. renderverb

    To pass down.

    render a verdict (= deliver a judgment)

  8. renderverb

    To make over as a return.

    They had to render the estate.

  9. renderverb

    To give; to give back.

  10. renderverb

    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. renderverb

    To capture and turn over to another country secretly.

  12. renderverb

    To convert waste animal tissue into a usable byproduct.

    rendering of fat into soap

  13. renderverb

    For fat to drip off meat from cooking.

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

  14. renderverb

    To cover a wall with a film of cement.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rendernoun

    One that rends; a tearer.

    Etymology: from rend.

  2. Rendernoun


    Etymology: from rend.

    Of Cloten’s death, we being not known, nor muster’d
    Among the bands, may drive us to a render. William Shakespeare.

  3. To Renderverb

    Etymology: rendre, Fr.

    What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits. Ps.

    They that render evil for good are adversaries. Ps. xxxviii.

    Will ye render me a recompense? Joel iii. 4.

    Let him look into the future state of bliss or misery, and see there God, the righteous judge, ready to render every man according to his deeds. John Locke.

    Hither the seas at stated times resort,
    And shove the loaden vessels into port;
    Then with a gentle ebb retire again,
    And render back their cargo to the main. Addison.

    The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit, than seven men that can render a reason. Proverbs xxvi. 16.

    Because the nature of man carries him out to action, it is no wonder if the same nature renders him solicitous about the issue. Robert South, Sermons.

    Can answer love, and render bliss secure. James Thomson.

    I heard him speak of that same brother,
    And he did render him the most unnatural
    That liv’d ’mongst men. William Shakespeare.

    Render it in the English a circle; but ’tis more truly rendered a sphere. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    He has a clearer idea of strigil and sistrum, a curry-comb and cymbal, which are the English names dictionaries render them by. John Locke.

    He uses only a prudent dissimulation; the word we may almost literally render master of a great presence of mind. , Notes on the Odyssey.

    I will call him to so strict account,
    That he shall render every glory up,
    Or I will tear the reck’ning from his heart. William Shakespeare.

    My rend’ring my person to them, may engage their affections to me. Charles I .

    One, with whom he used to advise, proposed to him to render himself upon conditions to the earl of Essex. Edward Hyde.

    Would he render up Hermione,
    And keep Astyanax, I should be blest! Ambrose Philips.

    Logick renders its daily service to wisdom and virtue. Isaac Watts.


  1. render

    Render is a verb that can have various meanings depending on the context. It generally means to cause or become, to make, or to provide. 1) In terms of judgment or decision, it means to deliver or pronounce formally. 2) In a computer graphic context, it refers to the process of generating an image or animation. 3) If it’s about a service, it means to provide or give a service. 4) In the terms of an interpretation or a translation, it means to perform, express, or depict. 5) In cooking, it refers to melting down fat. 6) In construction, it means to apply a first rough coat of plaster to brick or stone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rendernoun

    one who rends

  2. Renderverb

    to return; to pay back; to restore

  3. Renderverb

    to inflict, as a retribution; to requite

  4. Renderverb

    to give up; to yield; to surrender

  5. Renderverb

    hence, to furnish; to contribute

  6. Renderverb

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

  7. Renderverb

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

  8. Renderverb

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

  9. Renderverb

    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. Renderverb

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

  11. Renderverb

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

  12. Renderverb

    to give an account; to make explanation or confession

  13. Renderverb

    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. Rendernoun

    a surrender

  15. Rendernoun

    a return; a payment of rent

  16. Rendernoun

    an account given; a statement

  17. Etymology: [From Rend.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Render

    ren′dėr, v.t. to give up: to make up: to deliver, furnish, present: to cause to become: to translate into another language: to perform officially, as judgment: to cause to be: to reproduce, as music: to clarify: to plaster without the use of lath.—n. a surrender: a payment of rent: an account given.—adj. Ren′derable.—ns. Ren′derer; Ren′dering, the act of rendering: version: translation: interpretation; Rendi′tion, the act of surrendering, as fugitives from justice: translation.—adj. Rend′ible, capable of being yielded up, or of being translated. [O. Fr. rendre—L. reddĕrere-, away, dăre, to give.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Render is ranked #10924 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Render surname appeared 2,913 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Render.

    47.9% or 1,397 total occurrences were Black.
    47.5% or 1,384 total occurrences were White.
    2.3% or 68 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 43 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of render in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of render in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of render in a Sentence

  1. Patrick Thomassey:

    There's always so much emotion involved in these cases, that's the hard part from a defense posture and a prosecution posture. You just hope that the people listen to the law, set aside whatever emotions are involved, follow the law, and render the proper decision.

  2. Sayuri Shirai:

    By not acting, the BOJ might risk its credibility. Such a circumstance would not only render my outlook unfeasible but would also undermine the feasibility of the 2 percent target.

  3. Lorenzo Ferrero:

    Seldom have I found in the ritual music of the Catholic church a quality so convincing that there is no need to mourn the past. Without going into a complicated maze of aesthetics, we can define quality as a certain something which is not inferior to what the external world offers, such as to render every Christian proud of his own music.

  4. Governor Steve Bullock:

    I will give the merits of Barry Beach requests careful consideration and render a decision that serves the best interests of the state.

  5. Gretchen Whitmer:

    I don't think many knew that Michigan would snap back 91 years to a law that would render this pro-choice state one of the most extreme in the country, no exceptions for rape, no exception for incest. This is how serious this moment is and how dramatic lives could be upended in Michigan.

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