from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A depiction or interpretation, as in painting or music.
  • n. A drawing in perspective of a proposed structure.
  • n. A translation: a rendering of Cicero's treatises into English.
  • n. A coat of plaster or cement applied to a masonry surface.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. version; translation.
  • n. sketch, illustration, or painting.
  • n. returning; giving back; assigning; making; translating; surrendering; affording.
  • v. Present participle of render.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A version; translation.
  • n. In art, the presentation, expression, or interpretation of an idea, theme, or part.
  • n. The act of laying the first coat of plaster on brickwork or stonework.
  • n. The coat of plaster thus laid on.
  • n. The process of trying out or extracting lard, tallow, etc., from animal fat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of translating; also, a version; translation.
  • n. In the fine arts and the drama, interpretation; delineation; reproduction; representation; exhibition.
  • n. In plastering:
  • n. The laying on of a first coat of plaster on brickwork or stonework.
  • n. The coat thus laid on.
  • n. The process of trying out or clarifying.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
  • n. an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious
  • n. a coat of stucco applied to a masonry wall
  • n. perspective drawing of an architect's design
  • n. giving in acknowledgment of obligation
  • n. the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
  • n. a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.


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