Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Renascence noun [ See Renascent , and confer Renaissance .]
1. The state of being renascent.

Read the Ph...nix, and see how the single image of renascence is varied.
Coleridge.

2. Same as Renaissance .

The Renascence . . . which in art, in literature, and in physics, produced such splendid fruits.
M. Arnold.

Renascency noun State of being renascent.

Renascent (-s e nt) adjective [ Latin renascens , present participle of renasci to be born again; prefix re- re- + nasci to be born. See Nascent .]
1. Springing or rising again into being; being born again, or reproduced.

2. See Renaissant .

Renascible adjective [ Late Latin renascibilis , from Latin renasci to be born again.] Capable of being reproduced; ablle to spring again into being.

Renate adjective [ Latin renatus , past participle of renasci .] Born again; regenerate; renewed. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.

Renavigate transitive verb To navigate again.

Renay transitive verb [ Old French reneier , French renier , French renier ; Latin prefix re- re- + negare to deny. See Renegade .] To deny; to disown. [ Obsolete]

Rencontre noun [ French] Same as Rencounter , noun

Rencounter transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Rencountered (-t?rd); present participle & vb/ noun Rencountering .] [ French rencontrer ; prefix re- + Old French encontrer to encounter. See Encounter .]
1. To meet unexpectedly; to encounter.

2. To attack hand to hand. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Rencounter intransitive verb To meet unexpectedly; to encounter in a hostile manner; to come in collision; to skirmish.

Rencounter noun [ French rencontre , from renconter to meet.]
1. A meeting of two persons or bodies; a collision; especially, a meeting in opposition or contest; a combat, action, or engagement.

The justling chiefs in rude rencounter join.
Granville.

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.
Addison.

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

Rend (rĕnd) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Rent (r?nt); present participle & verbal noun Rending .] [ Anglo-Saxon rendan , hrendan ; confer OFries. renda , randa , Fries. renne to cut, rend, Icelandic hrinda to push, thrust, Anglo-Saxon hrindan ; or confer Icelandic r...na 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.
Shak.

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 , transitive verb , to snatch.

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

Rend intransitive verb To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split. Jer. Taylor.

Render noun [ From Rend .] One who rends.

Render transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Rendered (-d?rd); present participle & verbal noun Rendering .] [ French rendre , Late Latin rendre , from Latin reddere ; prefix red- , re- , re- + dare to give. See Date time, and confer 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 secure.

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

8. To interpret; to set forth, represent, or exhibit; as, an actor renders his part poorly; a singer renders a passage of music with great effect; a painter renders a scene in a felicitous manner.

He did render him the most unnatural
That lived amongst men.
Shak.

9. To try out or extract (oil, lard, tallow, etc.) from fatty animal substances; as, to render tallow.

10. To plaster, as a wall of masonry, without the use of lath.

Render intransitive verb
1. To give an account; to make explanation or confession. [ Obsolete]

2. (Nautical) To pass; to run; -- said of the passage of a rope through a block, eyelet, etc.; as, a rope renders well, that is, passes freely; also, to yield or give way. Totten.

Render noun
1. A surrender. [ Obsolete] Shak.

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 demains.
Blackstone.

3. An account given; a statement. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Renderable adjective Capable of being rendered.

Renderer noun
1. One who renders.

2. A vessel in which lard or tallow, etc., is rendered.

Rendering noun The act of one who renders, or that which is rendered. Specifically: (a) A version; translation; as, the rendering of the Hebrew text. Lowth. (b) In art, the presentation, expression, or interpretation of an idea, theme, or part. (c) The act of laying the first coat of plaster on brickwork or stonework. (d) The coat of plaster thus laid on. Gwilt. (e) The process of trying out or extracting lard, tallow, etc., from animal fat.

Rendezvous noun ; plural Rendezvouses (r...n"d...-vō`z...z). [ Rare in the plural.] [ French rendez- vous , properly, render yourselves, repair to a place. See Render .]
1. A place appointed for a meeting, or at which persons customarily meet.

An inn, the free rendezvous of all travelers.
Sir W. Scott.

2. Especially, the appointed place for troops, or for the ships of a fleet, to assemble; also, a place for enlistment.

The king appointed his whole army to be drawn together to a rendezvous at Marlborough.
Clarendon.

3. A meeting by appointment. Sprat.

4. Retreat; refuge. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Rendezvous (rĕn"dĕ*vō or räN"-; 277) intransitive verb [ imperfect &. past participle Rendezvoused (-vōd); present participle & verbal noun Rendezvousing (-vō*ĭng).] To assemble or meet at a particular place.

Rendezvous transitive verb To bring together at a certain place; to cause to be assembled. Echard.

Rendible adjective [ From Rend .] Capable of being rent or torn.

Rendible adjective [ See Render .] Capable, or admitting, of being rendered.

Rendition noun [ Late Latin rendere to render: confer Latin redditio . See Render , and confer Reddition .]


1. 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.

The rest of these brave men that suffered in cold blood after articles of rendition .
Evelyn.

2. Translation; rendering; version.

This rendition of the word seems also most naturally to agree with the genuine meaning of some other words in the same verse.
South.

Rendrock noun A kind of dynamite used in blasting. [ U.S.]

Renegade noun [ Spanish renegado , Late Latin renegatus , from renegare to deny; Latin prefix re- re- + negare to deny. See Negation , and cf . Runagate .] One faithless to principle or party. Specifically: (a) An apostate from Christianity or from any form of religious faith.

James justly regarded these renegades as the most serviceable tools that he could employ.
Macaulay.

(b) One who deserts from a military or naval post; a deserter. Arbuthnot. (c) A common vagabond; a worthless or wicked fellow.

Renegado noun [ Spanish ] See Renegade .

Renegat noun [ See Runegate .] A renegade. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Renegation noun A denial. [ R.] "Absolute renegation of Christ." Milman.

Renege transitive verb [ Late Latin renegare . See Renegade .] To deny; to disown. [ Obsolete] Shak.

All Europe high (all sorts of rights reneged )
Against the truth and thee unholy leagued.
Sylvester.

Renege intransitive verb
1. To deny. [ Obsolete] Shak.

2. (Card Playing) To revoke. [ R.]

Renerve transitive verb To nerve again; to give new vigor to; to reinvigorate.

Renew transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Reneved (-n?d"); present participle & verbal noun Renewing .] [ Prefix re- + new . Confer Renovate .]
1. To make new again; to restore to freshness, perfection, or vigor; to give new life to; to rejuvenate; to re...stablish; to recreate; to rebuild.

In such a night
Medea gathered the enchanted herbs
That did renew old ...son.
Shak.

2. Specifically, to substitute for (an old obligation or right) a new one of the same nature; to continue in force; to make again; as, to renew a lease, note, or patent.

3. To begin again; to recommence.

The last great age . . . renews its finished course.
Dryden.

4. To repeat; to go over again.

The birds-their notes renew .
Milton.

5. (Theol.) To make new spiritually; to regenerate.

Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Rom. xii. 2.

Renew intransitive verb To become new, or as new; to grow or begin again.

Renewability noun The quality or state of being renewable. [ R.]

Renewable adjective Capable of being renewed; as, a lease renewable at pleasure. Swift.

Renewal (- a l) noun The act of renewing, or the state of being renewed; as, the renewal of a treaty.

Renewedly adverb Again; once more. [ U.S.]

Renewedness noun The state of being renewed.

Renewer noun One who, or that which, renews.

Reneye transitive verb [ See Renay .] To deny; to reject; to renounce. [ Obsolete]

For he made every man reneye his law.
Chaucer.

Reng noun [ See Rank , noun ]
1. A rank; a row. [ Obsolete] "In two renges fair." Chaucer.

2. A rung or round of a ladder. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Renidification noun (Zoology) The act of rebuilding a nest.

Reniform adjective [ Latin renes kidneys + -form : confer French réniforme .] Having the form or shape of a kidney; as, a reniform mineral; a reniform leaf.

Renitence (r?-n?"t e ns), Re*ni"ten*cy (-t e -s?) noun [ Confer French rénitence .] The state or quality of being renitent; resistance; reluctance. Sterne.

We find a renitency in ourselves to ascribe life and irritability to the cold and motionless fibers of plants.
E. Darwin.

Renitent (-t e nt) adjective [ Latin renitens , -entis , present participle of renit to strive or struggle against, resist; prefix re- re- + niti to struggle or strive: confer French rénitent .]
1. Resisting pressure or the effect of it; acting against impulse by elastic force. "[ Muscles] soft and yet renitent ." Ray.

2. Persistently opposed.

Renne transitive verb To plunder; -- only in the phrase "to rape and renne ." See under Rap , transitive verb , to snatch. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Renne intransitive verb To run. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.