- an act or instance of interpretation, rendition, or depiction, as of a dramatic part or a musical composition: her rendering of the part of Hedda.
- a translation: Chapman's rendering of Homer.
- a representation of a building, interior, etc., executed in perspective and usually done for purposes of presentation.
- Building Trades. render1(def 23).
Origin of rendering
- to cause to be or become; make: to render someone helpless.
- to do; perform: to render a service.
- to furnish; provide: to render aid.
- to exhibit or show (obedience, attention, etc.).
- to present for consideration, approval, payment, action, etc., as an account.
- 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.
- to pay as due (a tax, tribute, etc.).
- to deliver formally or officially; hand down: to render a verdict.
- to translate into another language: to render French poems into English.
- to represent; depict, as in painting: to render a landscape.
- to represent (a perspective view of a projected building) in drawing or painting.
- to bring out the meaning of by performance or execution; interpret, as a part in a drama or a piece of music.
- to use the processing power of computer hardware and software to synthesize (the components of an image or animation) in a final graphic output.
- to give in return or requital: to render good for evil.
- to give back; restore (often followed by back).
- to send (a suspected criminal) abroad; subject to rendition(def 4).
- to give up; surrender.
- Building Trades. to cover (masonry) with a first coat of plaster.
- to melt down; extract the impurities from by melting: to render fat.
- to process, as for industrial use: to render livestock carcasses.
- to provide due reward.
- to try out oil from fat, blubber, etc., by melting.
- Building Trades. a first coat of plaster for a masonry surface.
Origin of render1
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Related Wordsrendition, translation, reading, knowing, grip, perception, clarification, apprehension, explanation, insight, assimilation, analysis, discernment, meaning, comprehension, slant, realization, grasp, performance, execution
Examples from the Web for rendering
I underwent an endometrial ablation in my 30s, rendering my periods worse than ever.
The enemy effected and exploited a breach on the left flank, rendering the friendly positions untenable.Rocker Lenny Kravitz’s Namesake Receives Medal of Honor
March 19, 2014
It happened when, having become smugly satisfied with my rendering of Mickey Mouse, I turned to Donald Duck.There’s Nothing Wrong—and a Lot That’s Right—About Copying Other Artists
January 26, 2014
This time, he was no longer concerned with rendering her unable to fight back.A Serial Killer on the Loose in Nazi Berlin
Scott Andrew Selby
January 11, 2014
His rendering of a photorealistic portrait of Freeman was accomplished “using only a finger, an iPad Air, and the app Procreate.”This iPad Finger Painting of Morgan Freeman Is Amazingly Realistic
December 4, 2013
In the air a faint haze swam, rendering the distances opalescent.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
Another cause was rendering Roland's life not the most peaceful one.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
A look that was surely a look of fear came into his face, rendering it new to Hermione.A Spirit in Prison
Was there aught else in art than the rendering of what one felt within oneself?His Masterpiece
They had ended by rendering each other all sorts of services at the Hotel Boncoeur.L'Assommoir
- the act or an instance of performing a play, piece of music, etc
- a translation of a text from a foreign language
- Also called: rendering coat, render a coat of plaster or cement mortar applied to a surface
- a perspective drawing showing an architect's idea of a finished building, interior, etc
- to present or submit (accounts, etc) for payment, approval, or action
- to give or provide (aid, charity, a service, etc)
- to show (obedience), as due or expected
- to give or exchange, as by way of return or requitalto render blow for blow
- to cause to becomegrief had rendered him simple-minded
- to deliver (a verdict or opinion) formally
- to portray or depict (something), as in painting, music, or acting
- computing to use colour and shading to make a digital image look three-dimensional and solid
- to translate (something) into another language or form
- (sometimes foll by up) to yield or givethe tomb rendered up its secret
- (often foll by back) to return (something); give back
- to cover the surface of (brickwork, stone, etc) with a coat of plaster
- (often foll by down) to extract (fat) from (meat) by melting
- to reeve (a line)
- to slacken (a rope, etc)
- history (of a feudal tenant) to make (payment) in money, goods, or services to one's overlord
- 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
Word Origin and History for rendering
mid-15c., "action of restoring," verbal noun from render (v.). Meaning "a translation" is from 1640s; that of "extracting or melting of fat" is from 1792. Visual arts sense of "reproduction, representation" is from 1862.
late 14c., "repeat, say again," from Old French rendre "give back, present, yield" (10c.), from Vulgar Latin *rendere (formed by dissimilation or on analogy of its antonym, prendre "to take"), from Latin reddere "give back, return, restore," from red- "back" (see re-) + comb. form of dare "to give" (see date (n.1)).
Meaning "hand over, deliver" is recorded from late 14c.; "to return" (thanks, a verdict, etc.) is attested from late 15c.; meaning "represent, depict" is first attested 1590s. Irregular retention of -er in a French verb in English is perhaps to avoid confusion with native rend (v.) or by influence of a Middle English legalese noun render "a payment of rent," from French noun use of the infinitive. Related: Rendered; rendering.
1580s, agent noun from rend (v.).