Rends vs Lends - What's the difference?

rends | lends |


As verbs the difference between rends and lends

is that rends is (rend) while lends is (lend).

As a noun lends is

(obsolete) loins.

rends

English

Verb

(head)
  • (rend)
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    rend

    English

    Verb

  • To separate into parts with force or sudden violence; to tear asunder; to split; to burst
  • Powder rends a rock in blasting.
    Lightning rends an oak.
  • * 1610 , , act 1 scene 2
  • If thou more murmur'st, I will rend an oak / And peg thee in his knotty entrails till / Thou hast howl'd away twelve winters.
  • * 1970 , Alvin Toffler, Future Shock'', ''Bantam Books , pg. 317:
  • We are most vulnerable now to the messages of the new subcults, to the claims and counterclaims that rend the air.
  • To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.
  • To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split.
  • Relationships may rend if tempers flare.
    Rending of garments for shiva is a Jewish tradition.

    Anagrams

    * English irregular verbs ----

    lends

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (lend)
  • Noun

    (en-plural noun)
  • (obsolete) loins
  • (Wyclif)
    (Webster 1913)