render

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French rendre (to render, to make), from Vulgar Latin *rendere, from Latin reddere, present active infinitive of reddō (return in profit).

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Verb[edit]

render (third-person singular simple present renders, present participle rendering, simple past and past participle rendered)

  1. (transitive) To cause to become.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 7, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      […] St. Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger's mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.
    The shot rendered her immobile.
  2. (transitive) To interpret, give an interpretation or rendition of.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 34.
      we may, at last, render our philosophy like that of Epictetus
    The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully.
  3. (transitive) To translate into another language.
    to render Latin into English
  4. (transitive) To pass down.
    render a verdict (i.e., deliver a judgment)
  5. (transitive) To make over as a return.
    They had to render the estate.
  6. (transitive) To give; to give back.
    render aid; render money
    to render an account of what really happened
    • I. Watts
      Logic renders its daily service to wisdom and virtue.
  7. to give up; to yield; to surrender.
    • Shakespeare
      I'll make her render up her page to me.
  8. (transitive, computer graphics) To transform (a model) into a display on the screen or other media.
    rendering images
  9. (transitive) To capture and turn over to another country secretly.
  10. (transitive) To convert waste animal tissue into a usable byproduct.
    rendering of fat into soap
  11. (intransitive, cooking) For fat to drip off meat from cooking.
    Bacon is very fatty when raw; however, most of the fat will render during cooking.
  12. (construction) To cover a wall with a film of cement or plaster.
  13. (nautical) To pass; to run; said of the passage of a rope through a block, eyelet, etc.
    A rope renders well, that is, passes freely.
  14. (nautical) To yield or give way.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)
  15. (obsolete) To return; to pay back; to restore.
    • Spenser
      whose smallest minute lost, no riches render may
  16. (obsolete) To inflict, as a retribution; to requite.
    • Bible, Deuteronomy xxxii. 41
      I will render vengeance to mine enemies.
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Noun[edit]

render (plural renders)

  1. A substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls.
  2. (computer graphics) An image produced by rendering a model.
    A low-resolution render might look blocky.
  3. (obsolete) A surrender.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  4. (obsolete) A return; a payment of rent.
    • Blackstone
      In those early times the king's household was supported by specific renders of corn and other victuals from the tenants of the demesnes.
  5. (obsolete) An account given; a statement.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

rend +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

render (plural renders)

  1. One who rends.

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

render c

  1. plural indefinite of rende

Verb[edit]

render

  1. present tense of rende

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

render m, f

  1. indefinite plural of rand (Etymology 1)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

render f

  1. indefinite plural of rand (Etymology 1)

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

render (first-person singular present indicative rendo, past participle rendido)

  1. to render
  2. to yield
  3. to dominate or command
  4. to subject

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Romansch[edit]

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Verb[edit]

render

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Puter, Vallader) to return, give back
  2. to vomit, throw up, puke, be sick

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