Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Renner noun A runner. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Rennet noun [ French rainette , reinette , perhaps from raine a tree frog, Latin rana , because it is spotted like this kind of frog. Confer Ranunculus .] (Botany) A name of many different kinds of apples. Confer Reinette . Mortimer.

Rennet noun [ Anglo-Saxon rinnan , rennan , to run, confer gerinnan to curdle, coagulate. √11. See Run , v. ] The inner, or mucous, membrane of the fourth stomach of the calf, or other young ruminant; also, an infusion or preparation of it, used for coagulating milk. [ Written also runnet .]

Cheese rennet . (Botany) See under Cheese . -- Rennet ferment (Physiol. Chem.) , a ferment, present in rennet and in variable quantity in the gastric juice of most animals, which has the power of curdling milk. The ferment presumably acts by changing the casein of milk from a soluble to an insoluble form. -- Rennet stomach (Anat.) , the fourth stomach, or abomasum, of ruminants.

Renneted adjective Provided or treated with rennet. [ R.] "Pressed milk renneted ." Chapman.

Renneting noun (Botany) Same as 1st Rennet .

Renning noun See 2d Rennet . [ Obsolete]

Asses' milk is holden for to be thickest, and therefore they use it instead of renning , to turn milk.

Reno*vation noun [ Latin renovatio : confer French rénovation .] The act or process of renovating; the state of being renovated or renewed. Thomson.

There is something inexpressibly pleasing in the annual renovation of the world.

Renomee (rā`no*mā") noun [ French renommée .] Renown. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Renounce (re*nouns") transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Renounced (-nounst"); present participle & verbal noun Renouncing (-noun"s?ng).] [ French renoncer , Latin renuntiare to bring back word, announce, revoke, retract, renounce; prefix re- re- + nuntiare to announce, from nuncius , a messenger. See Nuncio , and cf . Renunciation .]
1. To declare against; to reject or decline formally; to refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one; to disclaim; as, to renounce a title to land or to a throne.

2. To cast off or reject deliberately; to disown; to dismiss; to forswear.

This world I do renounce , and in your sights
Shake patiently my great affliction off.

3. (Card Playing) To disclaim having a card of (the suit led) by playing a card of another suit.

To renounce probate (Law) , to decline to act as the executor of a will. Mozley & W.

Syn. -- To cast off; disavow; disown; disclaim; deny; abjure; recant; abandon; forsake; quit; forego; resign; relinquish; give up; abdicate. -- Renounce , Abjure , Recant . -- To renounce is to make an affirmative declaration of abandonment. To abjure is to renounce with, or as with, the solemnity of an oath. To recant is to renounce or abjure some proposition previously affirmed and maintained.

From Thebes my birth I own; . . . since no disgrace
Can force me to renounce the honor of my race.

Either to die the death, or to abjure
Forever the society of man.

Ease would recant
Vows made in pain, as violent and void.

Renounce intransitive verb
1. To make renunciation. [ Obsolete]

He of my sons who fails to make it good,
By one rebellious act renounces to my blood.

2. (Law) To decline formally, as an executor or a person entitled to letters of administration, to take out probate or letters.

Dryden died without a will, and his widow having renounced , his son Charles administered on June 10.
W. D. Christie.

Renounce noun (Card Playing) Act of renouncing.

Renouncement (-m e nt) noun [ Confer French renoncement .] The act of disclaiming or rejecting; renunciation. Shak.

Renouncer noun One who renounces.

Renovate transitive verb [ Latin renovatus , past participle of renovare ;pref. re- re- + novare to make new, from novus new. See New , and ...... Renew .] To make over again; to restore to freshness or vigor; to renew.

All nature feels the reniovating force
Of winter.

Renovator noun [ Latin : confer French rénovateur .] One who, or that which, renovates. Foster.

Renovel transitive verb [ French renouveler to renew.] To renew; to renovate. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Renovelance (- a ns) noun Renewal. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Renowme noun Renown. [ Obsolete]

The glory and renowme of the ancectors.
Robynson (More's Utopia).

Renowmed adjective Renowned. [ Obsolete]

Renown noun [ French renom . See Noun , and confer Renown , v. ]
1. The state of being much known and talked of; exalted reputation derived from the extensive praise of great achievements or accomplishments; fame; celebrity; -- always in a good sense.

Nor envy we
Thy great renown , nor grudge thy victory.

2. Report of nobleness or exploits; praise.

This famous duke of Milan,
Of whom so often I have heard renown .

Renown transitive verb [ French renommer to name again, celebrate, make famous; prefix re- re- + nommer to name, Latin nominare , from nomen a name. See Noun .] To make famous; to give renown to. [ Obsolete]

For joi to hear me so renown his son.

The bard whom pilfered pastorals renown .

Renowned adjective Famous; celebrated for great achievements, for distinguished qualities, or for grandeur; eminent; as, a renowned king. "Some renowned metropolis with glistering spires." Milton.

These were the renowned of the congregation.
Num. i. 61.

Syn. -- Famous; famed; distinguished; noted; eminent; celebrated; remarkable; wonderful. See Famous .

Renownedly adverb With renown.

Renowner noun One who gives renown. [ R.]

Renownful adjective Having great renown; famous. " Renownful Scipio." Marston.

Renownless adjective Without renown; inglorius.

Rensselaerite noun (Min.) A soft, compact variety of talc,, being an altered pyroxene. It is often worked in a lathe into inkstands and other articles.

Rent intransitive verb To rant. [ R. & Obsolete] Hudibras.

Rent imperfect & past participle of Rend .

Rent noun [ From Rend .]
1. An opening made by rending; a break or breach made by force; a tear.

See what a rent the envious Casca made.

2. Figuratively, a schism; a rupture of harmony; a separation; as, a rent in the church.

Syn. -- Fissure; breach; disrupture; rupture; tear; dilaceration; break; fracture.

Rent transitive verb To tear. See Rend . [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Rent noun [ French rente , Late Latin renta , from Latin reddita , fem. sing. or neut. plural of redditus , past participle of reddere to give back, pay. See Render .]
1. Income; revenue. See Catel . [ Obsolete] "Catel had they enough and rent ." Chaucer.

[ Bacchus] a waster was and all his rent
In wine and bordel he dispent.

So bought an annual rent or two,
And liv'd, just as you see I do.

2. Pay; reward; share; toll. [ Obsolete]

Death, that taketh of high and low his rent .

3. (Law) A certain periodical profit, whether in money, provisions, chattels, or labor, issuing out of lands and tenements in payment for the use; commonly, a certain pecuniary sum agreed upon between a tenant and his landlord, paid at fixed intervals by the lessee to the lessor, for the use of land or its appendages; as, rent for a farm, a house, a park, etc.

» The term rent is also popularly applied to compensation for the use of certain personal chattels, as a piano, a sewing machine, etc.

Black rent . See Blackmail , 3. -- Forehand rent , rent which is paid in advance; foregift. -- Rent arrear , rent in arrears; unpaid rent. Blackstone. -- Rent charge (Law) , a rent reserved on a conveyance of land in fee simple, or granted out of lands by deed; -- so called because, by a covenant or clause in the deed of conveyance, the land is charged with a distress for the payment of it. Bouvier. -- Rent roll , a list or account of rents or income; a rental. -- Rent seck (Law) , a rent reserved by deed, but without any clause of distress; barren rent. A power of distress was made incident to rent seck by Statute 4 George II. c. 28. -- Rent service (Eng. Law) , rent reserved out of land held by fealty or other corporeal service; -- so called from such service being incident to it. -- White rent , a quitrent when paid in silver; -- opposed to black rent .

Rent transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Rented ; present participle & verbal noun Renting .] [ French renter . See Rent , noun ]
1. To grant the possession and enjoyment of, for a rent; to lease; as, the owwner of an estate or house rents it.

2. To take and hold under an agreement to pay rent; as, the tennant rents an estate of the owner.

Rent intransitive verb To be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate rents for five hundred dollars a year.

Rent noun (Polit. Econ.) (a) That portion of the produce of the earth paid to the landlord for the use of the "original and indestructible powers of the soil;" the excess of the return from a given piece of cultivated land over that from land of equal area at the "margin of cultivation." Called also economic, or Ricardian, rent . Economic rent is due partly to differences of productivity, but chiefly to advantages of location; it is equivalent to ordinary or commercial rent less interest on improvements, and nearly equivalent to ground rent . (b) Loosely, a return or profit from a differential advantage for production, as in case of income or earnings due to rare natural gifts creating a natural monopoly.

Rentable adjective Capable of being rented, or suitable for renting.

Rentage noun [ Confer Old French rentage .] Rent. [ Obsolete]

Rental (- a l) noun [ Late Latin rentale , from renta . See Rent income.]
1. A schedule, account, or list of rents, with the names of the tenants, etc.; a rent roll.

2. A sum total of rents; as, an estate that yields a rental of ten thousand dollars a year.

Rente (räNt) noun [ French See Rent income.] In France, interest payable by government on indebtedness; the bonds, shares, stocks, etc., which represent government indebtedness.

Renter noun One who rents or leases an estate; -- usually said of a lessee or tenant.

Renter transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Rentered (-t?rd); present participle & verbal noun Rentering .] [ French rentraire ; Latin prefix re- re- + in into, in + trahere to draw.]
1. To sew together so that the seam is scarcely visible; to sew up with skill and nicety; to finedraw.

2. To restore the original design of, by working in new warp; -- said with reference to tapestry.

Renterer noun One who renters.

Rentier noun [ French See 5th Rent .] One who has a fixed income, as from lands, stocks, or the like.

Renumerate transitive verb [ Latin renumeratus , past participle of renumerare to count over, count up; prefix re- re- + numerare to count. See Numerate .] To recount.

Renunciation noun [ Confer French renonciation , Latin renuntiatio ann announcement. See Renounce .]
1. The act of renouncing.

2. (Law) Formal declination to take out letters of administration, or to assume an office, privilege, or right.

Syn. -- Renouncement; disownment; disavowal; disavowment; disclaimer; rejection; abjuration; recantation; denial; abandonment; relinquishment.

Renunciatory adjective [ Confer Late Latin renuntiatorius .] Pertaining to renunciation; containing or declaring a renunciation; as, renunciatory vows.

Renverse transitive verb [ French renverser ; Latin prefix re- re- + in in, into + versare , v. intens. from vertere to turn.] To reverse. [ Obsolete]

Whose shield he bears renverst .

Renverse (r?n*v?rs"), or Ren`ver`sé" (r?n`v?r`s?") , adjective [ French renversé , past participle ] (Her.) Reversed; set with the head downward; turned contrary to the natural position.

Renversement (-m e nt) noun [ French] A reversing. [ Obsolete]