Origin of rendering
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of render1
Synonyms for render
Related Words for renderingrendition, 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
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of rendering
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
- to reeve (a line)
- to slacken (a rope, etc)
Word Origin for render
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.).