• WordNet 3.6
    • n rendering the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance "her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving"
    • n rendering giving in acknowledgment of obligation
    • n rendering perspective drawing of an architect's design
    • n rendering a coat of stucco applied to a masonry wall
    • n rendering 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"
    • n rendering a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
    • n rendering a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc. "they heard a live rendition of three pieces by Schubert"
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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.'
    • n Rendering The act of one who renders, or that which is rendered.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rendering The act of translating; also, a version; translation.
    • n rendering In the fine arts and the drama, interpretation; delineation; reproduction; representation; exhibition.
    • n rendering In plastering:
    • n rendering The laying on of a first coat of plaster on brickwork or stonework.
    • n rendering The coat thus laid on.
    • n rendering The process of trying out or clarifying.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rendering the act of rendering: version: translation: interpretation
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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.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
    “That a peasant may become king does not render the kingdom democratic.”
  • Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley
    Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley
    “Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious.”
  • 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.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. rendre—L. reddĕrere-, away, dăre, to give.


In literature:

To render this conclusion palpable, suppose that Louis the XIV.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
You never will have it so much in your power again to render such eminent service.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
An abyss seems to open behind you, and to render your return for ever impossible.
"Corinne, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Mme de Stael
To the three last items there is an addition of five shillings for a reply, should one be rendered requisite.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
For this reason the Greeks rendered them worship as to the gods and implored their protection.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
There is nothing which renders a person so amiable and lovely, in the sight of others, as disinterested benevolence.
"A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females" by Harvey Newcomb
To superintend the workmen, direct the work, and render justice to every man.
"The Mysteries of Free Masonry" by William Morgan
I had just lost my shoes, and this loss rendered my stockings of no use.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Ten well trained woodsmen, or Indians, would have rendered more service.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5)" by John Marshall
The ocean would be like shining glass beneath a vertical shower of the sun's rays that, at times, rendered the deck almost unendurable.
"Ralph Granger's Fortunes" by William Perry Brown

In poetry:

And I beheld the proud,— the free,—
A passing homage render;
And lofty genius bend the knee
Before their painted splendour.
"Stanzas." by Eliza Acton
He gave himself to my embrace,
Ah, Youth, confiding and unwise !
My Kisses clustered on his face
How should I render up my prize?
"Song of the Enfifa River" by Laurence Hope
O Christ, thou King compassionate!
Our hearts possess, on Thee we wait:
Help us to render praises due,
To Thee the endless ages through!
"The Morning Kindles All the Sky" by Augusta Treverorum
Wherein she sits, augustly throned,
In loveliness that renders dumb—
The Essence and the final Sum—
With peril and with wonder zoned.
"The Butterfly" by Clark Ashton Smith
The knell was tolled--the requiem sung,
The solemn burial-service read;
And tributes from the heart and tongue
Were rendered to the dead.
"Lines On The Burial Of Mrs. Mary L. Ward, At Dale Cemetery, Sing-Sing, May 3, 1853." by George Pope Morris
O Christ, the King of gentleness,
Our several hearts do Thou possess,
They we may render all our days
Thy meed of thankfulness and praise.
"His Cheering Message From the Grave" by Augusta Treverorum

In news:

Artists renderings of the renovations underway at Sweet Briar College's Mary Helen Cochran Library.
Changing weather patterns render past risk assessments unreliable.
This artist's rendering shows the Mars Rover, Curiosity.
A demotic egalitariansim, allied with multiculturalism, has rendered civility passé.
The Bustle and Beauty of New York City, Rendered by a Master Designer.
There's great food, and then there's great food that's rendered newly great by culinary alchemy.
Robbie Bryant Chevrolet Colorado Rendering.
A rendering of Sugu, coming to Rockville.
But in just two seasons as a Maverick, 19-year-old center fielder Michael Choice has rendered the schoolR.
In this artist rendering, Jared Lee Loughner, right, makes a court appearance with his lawyer, Judy Clarke, at the Sandra Day O'Connor United States Courthouse in Phoenix, Ariz.
A NASA rendering of Eris , the "dwarf planet.".
A rendering of the garden at Hope Lodge in Salt Lake City.
This is a rendering of Market Square shopping center.
Rendering for the New International Trade Crossing.
T he least significant elements of the five new bids to develop Hudson Yards are the competing renderings on view at the MTA's storefront on East 43rd Street.

In science:

We can use the functionals to define a class of measures that are possible candidates to render x random.
Probability Measures and Effective Randomness
Pramanik for help rendered during the course of measurement.
Changeover from Glassy ferromagnetism of the orbital domain state to long range ferromagnetic ordering in La{_{0.9}}Sr_{0.1}MnO{_3}
The zero modes however render the vacuum not normalizable.
Group theoretical approach to quantum fields in de Sitter space II. The complementary and discrete series
This does not solve the problem of what to do when the Grassmann variables are more numerous or when considering the full supersymmetric situation which is rendered more complicated by the presence of commuting variables.
Superbosonization formula and its application to random matrix theory
OX -Lie-algebras that generalizes the notion of the Lie-algebra bundle associated to the adjoint representation of the gauge group of a principal bundle.21 This renders EX a GX -module.
Azumaya-type noncommutative spaces and morphisms therefrom: Polchinski's D-branes in string theory from Grothendieck's viewpoint