To rap and rend. See under Rap, v. t., to snatch.

Syn. — To tear; burst; break; rupture; lacerate; fracture; crack; split.

(Rend), v. i. To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split. Jer. Taylor.

(Rend"er) n. [From Rend.] One who rends.

(Ren"der) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rendered (-d?rd);p. pr. & vb. n. Rendering.] [F. rendre, LL. rendre, fr. L. reddere; pref. red-, re-, re- + dare to give. See Datetime, and cf. Reddition, Rent.]

1. To return; to pay back; to restore.

Whose smallest minute lost, no riches render may.

2. To inflict, as a retribution; to requite.

I will render vengeance to mine enemies.
Deut. xxxii. 41.

3. To give up; to yield; to surrender.

I 'll make her render up her page to me.

4. Hence, to furnish; to contribute.

Logic renders its daily service to wisdom and virtue.
I. Watts.

5. To furnish; to state; to deliver; as, to render an account; to render judgment.

6. To cause to be, or to become; as, to render a person more safe or more unsafe; to render a fortress secure.

7. To translate from one language into another; as, to render Latin into English.

2. A causal combat or action; a sudden contest or fight without premeditation, as between individuals or small parties.

The confederates should . . . outnumber the enemy in all rencounters and engagements.

Syn. — Combat; fight; conflict; collision; clash.

(Rend) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rent (r?nt); p. pr. & vb. n. Rending.] [AS. rendan, hrendan; cf. OFries. renda, randa, Fries. renne to cut, rend, Icel. hrinda to push, thrust, AS. hrindan; or cf. Icel. rna to rob, plunder, Ir. rannaim to divide, share, part, W. rhanu, Armor. ranna.]

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

The dreadful thunder
Doth rend the region.

2. To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.

An empire from its old foundations rent.

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

  By PanEris using Melati.

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