verb (used with object), rent, rend·ing.
verb (used without object), rent, rend·ing.
Words nearby rend
Origin of rend
OTHER WORDS FROM rendrend·i·ble, adjective
Examples from the Web for rended
He turned on himself and rended his soul into shreds rather than join in the affirmations of recognised faith.Egoists|James Huneker
None but a fiendish slaveholder could have rended an honest Christian heart in such a manner as this.The Story of Mattie J. Jackson|L. S. Thompson
And then the timber crashed against the flimsy door; the rended boards flew across the room; the sod walls trembled to the shock.When the West Was Young|Frederick R. Bechdolt
No lightning flash ever rended forest king from crest to root quicker than the transformation which now overspread the earth.
But the slave had his moments alone, when the agony tore at his breast and rended him.The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories|Paul Laurence Dunbar