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Dictionary Definition

render n : a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls


1 cause to become; "The shot rendered her immobile"
2 provide or furnish with; "We provided the room with an electrical heater" [syn: supply, provide, furnish]
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, return]
6 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"; "fork over the money" [syn: hand over, fork over, fork out, fork up, 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 coat with plastic or cement; "render the brick walls in the den"
11 bestow; "give hommage"; "render thanks" [syn: give]
12 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." [syn: translate, interpret]
13 melt (fat, lard, etc.) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole" [syn: try]

User Contributed Dictionary




From rendre.


  1. To cause to become.
    The shot rendered her immobile.
  2. To interpret, give an interpretation or rendition of.
    The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully.
    • 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
  3. To pass down.
    render a verdict (= deliver a judgment)
  4. To make over as a return.
    They had to render the estate.
  5. To give back.
    render money
  6. transitive computer graphics To transform digital information in the form received from a repository into a display on a computer screen, or for other presentation to the user.
    rendering images
  7. To capture and turn over to another country secretly.


To cause to become
  • Finnish: tehdä
  • French: rendre
To interpret
  • Finnish: tulkita
  • Portuguese: interpretar
To pass down
To make over as a return
To give back
To transform digital information in the form received from a repository into a display on a computer screen, or for other presentation to the user
To capture and turn over to another country secretly
  • Portuguese: interpretar


  1. A substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls.

Extensive Definition

Render or Rendering may refer to:
  • In the visual arts,
    • Artistic rendering, the process by which a work of art is created
    • XRender, or Render, an X Window System rendering extension
  • In computer science,
  • Rendering (food processing), a process for separating fats from other organic materials
  • Rendition, the surrender or turning over of a person or property, particularly from one jurisdiction to another
  • Stucco or render, a coating of an aggregate, a binder, and water used on walls and ceilings or for decoration
render in Japanese: レンダリング
rinder-meaning to give

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