from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of rendering.
- n. An interpretation of a musical score or a dramatic piece.
- n. A performance of a musical or dramatic work.
- n. A translation, often interpretive.
- n. A surrender.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To surrender or hand over (a person or thing); especially, for one jurisdiction to do so to another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of rendering; especially, the act of surrender, as of fugitives from justice, at the claim of a foreign government; also, surrender in war.
- n. Translation; rendering; version.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of rendering or translating; a rendering or giving the meaning of a word or passage; translation.
- n. The act of rendering up or yielding possession; surrender.
- n. The act of rendering or reproducing artistically.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. handing over prisoners to countries where torture is allowed
- n. a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.
- n. an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious
- n. the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
Obsolete French, from Old French rendre, to give back; see render.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From obsolete French rendition, alteration (after rendre ("to render")) of reddition ("reddition"). Many senses influenced by render. (Wiktionary)