Hypertext Webster Gateway: "render"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Render \Ren"der\, v. i.
1. To give an account; to make explanation or confession.

2. (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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Render \Ren"der\, n.
1. A surrender. [Obs.] --Shak.

2. 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.

3. An account given; a statement. [Obs.] --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Render \Rend"er\ (-?r), n. [From {Rend}.]
One who rends.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Render \Ren"der\ (r?n"d?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rendered}
(-d?rd);p. pr. & vb. n. {Rendering}.] [F. rendre, LL. rendre,
fr. L. reddere; pref. red-, re-, re- + dare to give. See
{Date}time, and cf. {Reddition}, {Rent}.]
1. To return; to pay back; to restore.

Whose smallest minute lost, no riches render may.

2. To inflict, as a retribution; to requite.

I will render vengeance to mine enemies. --Deut.
xxxii. 41.

3. To give up; to yield; to surrender.

I 'll make her render up her page to me. --Shak.

4. Hence, to furnish; to contribute.

Logic renders its daily service to wisdom and
virtue. --I. Watts.

5. To furnish; to state; to deliver; as, to render an
account; to render judgment.

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

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

8. 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. --Shak.

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

10. To plaster, as a wall of masonry, without the use of

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

v 1: cause to become; "The shot rendered her immobile"
2: provide or furnish with; "We provided the room with an
electrical heater"; "render assistence" [syn: {supply}, {provide},
3: give an interpretation or rendition of; "The pianist
rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully" [syn: {interpret}]
4: 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" [syn: {yield}, {return},
{give}, {generate}]
5: pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment" [syn: {deliver},
6: Law: make over as a return; "They had to render the estate"
[syn: {submit}]
7: give back; "render money" [syn: {return}]
8: 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" [syn: {hand
over}, {turn in}, {get in}, {deliver}]
9: 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" [syn: {picture}, {depict}, {show}]
10: bestow; "give hommage"; "render thanks" [syn: {give}]
11: 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" [syn: {translate}, {interpret}]
12: melt (fat, lard, etc.) in order to separate out impurities;
"try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole" [syn: {try}]

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