• WordNet 3.6
    • v render cause to become "The shot rendered her immobile"
    • v render melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities "try the yak butter","render fat in a casserole"
    • v render 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."
    • v render bestow "give homage","render thanks"
    • v render pass down "render a verdict","deliver a judgment"
    • v render coat with plastic or cement "render the brick walls in the den"
    • v render 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"
    • v render 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"
    • v render give an interpretation or rendition of "The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"
    • v render 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"
    • v render give back "render money"
    • v render make over as a return "They had to render the estate"
    • v render give something useful or necessary to "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
    • n render a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name Coca-Cola in China was first rendered as 'Ke-kou-ke-la.' Unfortunately, the Company did not discover until after thousands of signs had been printed that the phrase means 'bite the wax tadpole' or 'female horse stuffed with wax' depending on the dialect. Coke then researched Chinese characters and found a close phonetic equivalent, 'ko-kou-ko-le,' which can be loosely translated as 'happiness in the mouth.'
    • Render 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."
    • Render A surrender.
    • Render An account given; a statement.
    • Render Hence, to furnish; to contribute. "Logic renders its daily service to wisdom and virtue."
    • n Render One who rends.
    • Render To cause to be, or to become; as, to render a person more safe or more unsafe; to render a fortress secure.
    • Render To furnish; to state; to deliver; as, to render an account; to render judgment.
    • Render To give an account; to make explanation or confession.
    • Render To give up; to yield; to surrender. "I 'll make her render up her page to me."
    • Render To inflict, as a retribution; to requite. "I will render vengeance to mine enemies."
    • Render 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."
    • Render (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.
    • Render To plaster, as a wall of masonry, without the use of lath.
    • Render To return; to pay back; to restore. "Whose smallest minute lost, no riches render may."
    • Render To translate from one language into another; as, to render Latin into English.
    • Render To try out or extract (oil, lard, tallow, etc.) from fatty animal substances; as, to render tallow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n render One who rends or tears by violence.
    • render To give or pay back; give in return, or in retribution; return: sometimes with back.
    • render To give up; yield; surrender.
    • render To give; furnish; present; afford for use or benefit; often, to give officially, or in compliance with a request or duty: as, to render assistance or service; the court rendered judgment.
    • render To make or cause to be; cause to become; invest with certain qualities: as, to render a fortress more secure or impregnable.
    • render To translate, as from one language into another.
    • render To interpret, or express for others, the meaning, spirit, and effect of; reproduce; represent: as, to render a part in a drama, a piece of music, a scene in painting, etc.
    • render To report; exhibit; describe.
    • render To reduce; try out; clarify by boiling or steaming: said of fats: as, kettle-rendered lard.
    • render In building, to plaster directly on the brickwork and without the intervention of laths.
    • render To pass or pull through a pulley or the like, as a rope.
    • render Synonyms To restore.
    • render To contribute, supply.
    • render Interpret, etc. See translate.
    • render To give an account; make explanation or confession.
    • render To be put or passed through a pulley or the like.
    • n render A return; a payment, especially a payment of rent.
    • n render A giving up; surrender.
    • n render An account given; a statement; a confession.
    • n render Plaster put directly on a wall.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Render ren′dėr 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 Render a surrender: a payment of rent: an account given
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  • Jesse Jackson
    “Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.”
  • Og Mandino
    “Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.”
  • Sydney Smith
    “It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him.”
  • Francis Picabia
    “The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. rendre, LL. rendre, fr. L. reddere,; pref. red-, re-, re- + dare, to give. See Datetime, and cf. Reddition Rent


In literature:

In the rush the pastor was overthrown and rendered for a time insensible.
"Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader" by R.M. Ballantyne
Bad weather and a heavy sea rendered this for a long time impossible.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Nothing renders one so unpleasant to one's acquaintance, or is such a source of misery to one's self.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
If she had been sacred before, Katherine was rendered doubly sacred to him now.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
A storm can render the water muddy, by rendering the particles too numerous and gross.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
One is created, the other is corrupted, as the word might be properly rendered.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
It is but fitting that the life thou hast preserved should be rendered unto thee.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
If there was none, we proceeded with the second part of our work, the consideration of the rendering.
"Addresses on the Revised Version of Holy Scripture" by C. J. Ellicott
Thick darkness enveloped them, rendered more intense from the sudden extinction of the torchlight.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Long's friendship contributed to render Byron's stay at Cambridge bearable after his beloved Harrow days.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli

In poetry:

Welcome to earth, Thou noble Guest,
Through Whom e'en wicked men are blest!
Thou com’st to share our misery,
What can we render, Lord, to Thee!
"From Heaven Above to Earth I Come" by Martin Luther
The cradle hymns, the bridal song,
Oft sung in strains soft, true and tender;
The demon comes, the strain ere long
But tones of wailing woe can render.
"The Warning Wail" by Janet Hamilton
Sing, 'O an she were a white rosebud fair
Dropt, and in danger from passing feet,
'T is I would render her service tender,
Upraised on my bosom with reverence meet.'
"An Arrow-Slit" by Jean Ingelow
For conscious I am, by my glance is exprest
The passion that faithful as hopeless will be,
And he, whom, alas! I can ne'er render blest,
Shall never, no never, know sorrow through me.
"Song. "I am wearing away"" by Amelia Opie
O earth, earth, earth! there comes an awful day,
When thou and all thy works shall burn and melt away;
When all thy dead shall rise, and the sepulchral sea
Shall render up the dead that in her caverns be.
"To Mother Earth" by Janet Hamilton
"My love she is turned; untrue she doth prove:
O willow, willow, willow!
She renders me nothing but hate for my love.
O willow, willow, willow!
O willow, willow, willow!
Sing, O the green willow shall be my garl-and.
"Willow, Willow, Willow" by Henry Morley

In news:

Artists rendering of the Oregon Clean Energy Center, Lucas County, Ohio.
Rendered picture of Oneida Energy's gasification plant at 1230 Hurlbut Road, Green Bay, WI.
SUPPLIED RENDERING One of the homes at Geranium 's Courts of South Rouge development.
Pawtucket artist Gretchen Dow Simpson stands next to a rendering of the mural she designed to be one of four murals that will be painted as part of the Governor's Gateway Beautification Program last Friday.
Photos and renderings courtesy of Martin Andrew.
An artist rendering provided by Lynette Cook with the National Science Foundation.
Left, the developer's 1959 rendering.
An architect's rendering of Bill Propst Jr.'s proposed home on Echols Avenue in the Twickenham Historic District.
Above is an artist's rendering of a mammoth.
A rendering of the new parking garage with ground-floor retail in the central business district.
Check out Bruce Rodgers' renderings for the show.
Rendering of the proposed development of Metro Plaza.
As a result, most bacteria are dehydrated, killing them or rendering them weak and fragile.
A rendering of HOM Furniture's planned 130,000-square-foot Rogers, Minn.
An artist's rendering of the proposed Mayton Inn.

In science:

The infinite derivatives that occur in the ♦-product of fields render the nonanticommutative field theories nonlocal.
Non-Anticommutative Quantum Gravity
Rendering the derivative as a complex pair yields two alternative formulas, the equivalence of which amounts to the validity of the complexified Cauchy-Riemann equations.
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
X − yY − zZ − uU + (xY + yX + zU − uZ )i , xZ − yU + zX + uY + (xU + yZ − zY + uX )i ) which is another way of rendering (3).
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
While the first property allows for a mathematically sound formulation it is precisely the latter one which renders the idealization physically sensible.
Nonlinear distributional geometry and general relativity
At α = 1 all nodes have exactly one out-link, rendering this distribution trivial.
Adaptive Random Walks on the Class of Web Graph