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Meaning of REND

Pronunciation:  'rend

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"

REND is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: pull, rip, rive
 See Also: bust, rupture, snap, tear



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rend\ (r[e^]nd), 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. 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}, v. t., to snatch.
    Syn: To tear; burst; break; rupture; lacerate; fracture;
         crack; split.
  2. \Rend\, v. i.
    To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split.
    --Jer. Taylor.