Pronunciation: (ren'dur), [key]
1. to cause to be or become; make: to render someone helpless.
2. to do; perform: to render a service.
3. to furnish; provide: to render aid.
4. to exhibit or show (obedience, attention, etc.).
5. to present for consideration, approval, payment, action, etc., as an account.
6. to return; to make (a payment in money, kind, or service) as by a tenant to a superior: knights rendering military service to the lord.
7. to pay as due (a tax, tribute, etc.).
8. to deliver formally or officially; hand down: to render a verdict.
9. to translate into another language: to render French poems into English.
10. to represent; depict, as in painting: to render a landscape.
11. to represent (a perspective view of a projected building) in drawing or painting.
12. to bring out the meaning of by performance or execution; interpret, as a part in a drama or a piece of music.
13. to give in return or requital: to render good for evil.
14. to give back; restore (often fol. by back).
15. to give up; surrender.
16. Building cover (masonry) with a first coat of plaster.
17. to melt down; extract the impurities from by melting: to render fat.
18. to process, as for industrial use: to render livestock carcasses.

1. to provide due reward.
2. to try out oil from fat, blubber, etc., by melting.

Building Trades.a first coat of plaster for a masonry surface.


Pronunciation: (ren'dur), [key]
a person or thing that rends.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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