render

1
[ ren-der ]
/ ˈrɛn dər /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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

noun

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

Origin of render

1
1275–1325; Middle English rendren < Middle French rendre < Vulgar Latin *rendere, alteration (formed by analogy with prendere to take) of Latin reddere ‘to give back’, equivalent to red- red- + -dere, combining form of dare ‘to give’

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Definition for render (2 of 2)

render

2
[ ren-der ]
/ ˈrɛn dər /

noun

a person or thing that rends or tears something apart forcefully or violently.

Origin of render

2
First recorded in 1580–90; rend + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for render

render

/ (ˈrɛndə) /

verb (tr)

noun

a first thin coat of plaster applied to a surface
history a payment in money, goods, or services made by a feudal tenant to his lord

Derived Forms

renderable, adjectiverenderer, noun

Word Origin for render

C14: from Old French rendre, from Latin reddere to give back (influenced by Latin prendere to grasp), from re- + dare to give
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