[ ren-der-ing ]
/ ˈrɛn dər ɪŋ /


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).

Nearby words

  1. rend,
  2. rendell,
  3. render,
  4. render unto caesar the things which are caesar's,
  5. render unto caesar the things which are caesar's, and unto god the things that are god's,
  6. rendering works,
  7. rendezvous,
  8. rendition,
  9. rendu-osler-weber disease,
  10. rendu-osler-weber syndrome

Origin of rendering

1400–50; late Middle English (gerund); see render1, -ing1


[ 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.


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

Origin of render

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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British Dictionary definitions for rendering


/ (ˈrɛndərɪŋ) /


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


/ (ˈrɛndə) /

verb (tr)


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 Formsrenderable, 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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Word Origin and History for rendering
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