2. A causal combat or action; a sudden contest or fight without premeditation, as between individuals or
The confederates should . . . outnumber the enemy in all rencounters and engagements.Addison.
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 thunderShak.
Doth rend the region.
2. To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.
An empire from its old foundations rent.Dryden.
I will surely rend the kingdom from thee.1 Kings xi. 11. 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.Spenser.
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.Shak.
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
7. To translate from one language into another; as, to render Latin into English.