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Bible Usage:


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  • Included in Strongs: Yes
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Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REND, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive rent. [Eng. cranny, Latin crena, Gr.]

1. To separate any substance into parts with force or sudden violence; to tear asunder; to split; as, powder rends a rock in blasting; lightning rends an oak.

An empire from its old foundation rent.

I rend my tresses, and by breast I wound.

Neither rend your clothes, lest ye die. Leviticus 10:6.

2. To separate or part with violence.

I will surely rend the kingdom from thee. 1 Kings 11:11.

To rend the heart, in Scripture, to have bitter sorrow for sin. Joel 2:13.

To rend the heavens, to appear in majesty. Isaiah 64:1.

REND differs somewhat from lacerate. We never say, to lacerate a rock or a kingdom, when we mean to express splitting or division. Lacerate is properly applicable to the tearing off of small pieces of a thing, as to lacerate the body with a whip or scourge; or to the tearing of the flesh or other thing without entire separation.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REND'ER, noun [from rend.] One that tears by violence.

REN'DER, verb transitive [This is probably the Latin reddo, with a casually inserted.]

1. To return; to pay back.

See that none render evil for evil to any man. 1 Thessalonians 5:15.

2. To inflict, as a retribution.

I will render vengeance to my enemies. Deuteronomy 32:41.

3. To give on demand; to give; to assign.

The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit, than seven men that can render a reason. Proverbs 26:16.

4. To make or cause to be, by some influence upon a thing, or by some change; as, to render a person more safe or more unsafe; to render him solicitous or cautious; to render a fortress more secure or impregnable; to render a ferocious animal more mild and tractable.

5. To translate, as from one language into another; as, to render Latin into English. We say, to render a word, a sentence a book, or an author into a different language.

6. To surrender; to yield or give up the command or possession of; as, to render one's self to his enemies.

[Less used than surrender.]

7. To afford; to give for use or benefit.

Washington rendered great service to his country.

8. To represent; to exhibit.

He did render him the most unnatural that liv'd amongst men. [Not in use.]

To render back, to return; to restore.

REN'DER, noun

1. A surrender; a giving up.

2. A return; a payment of rent.

In those early times, the king's household was supported by specific renders of corn and other victuals from the tenants of the domains.

3. An account given.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REN'DERABLE, adjective That may be rendered.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REN'DERED, participle passive Returned; paid back; given; assigned; made; translated; surrendered; afforded.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REN'DERING, participle present tense Returning; giving back; assigning; making; translating; surrendering; affording.

REN'DERING, noun Version; translation.

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REN'DEZVOUS, noun [This word is anglicized, and may well be pronounced as an English word.]

1. A place appointed for the assembling of troops, or the place where they assemble; or the port or place where ships are ordered to join company.

2. A place of meeting, or a sign that draws men together. [Rarely used.]

3. An assembly; a meeting. [Rarely used.]

REN'DEZVOUS, verb intransitive To assemble at a particular place, as troops.

The place where the Gauls and Bruti had rendezvoused.

REN'DEZVOUS, verb transitive To assemble or bring together at a certain place.

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REN'DEZVOUSING, participle present tense Assembling at a particular place.

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REN'DIBLE, adjective

1. That may be yielded or surrendered.

2. That may be translated. [little used in either sense.]

Naves Topical Index
Rending of Garments

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RENDI'TION, noun [from render.]

1. The act of yielding possession; surrender.

2. Translation.