verb (used with object), rent, rend·ing.
verb (used without object), rent, rend·ing.
DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Origin of rend
synonym study for rend
OTHER WORDS FROM rendrend·i·ble, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for rend
“Heche's scenes with Depp have a rending poignancy,” Rolling Stone reviewed.
With a rending, riving sound the ship began to split in two, where the sharp back of the Mansie reef was sawing into her keel.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales|Arthur Conan Doyle
Immediately following the splash there came a sullen, rending roar under water.Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers|H. Irving Hancock
They might almost quarrel, but never enough to drag their two orbs apart, breaking and rending from the common center.Foes|Mary Johnston