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Ren \Ren\ (r?n), v. t. & i. See Renne. [Obs.]


Ren \Ren\, n. A run. [Obs.]


Etymology 1 n. (context anatomy English) A kidney. Etymology 2

n. (lb en Egyptian mythology) One's secret name, as part of the soul in ancient Egyptian mythology.


Ren is a diminutive of the feminine given name Renée.

Ren or REN may refer to:

Ren (command)

In computing, ren (or rename) is a command in various DOS, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows command line interpreters ( shells) such as [[COMMAND.COM]], [[cmd.exe]], 4DOS, 4NT and Windows PowerShell. It is used to rename files and in some implementations also directories. It can also move a file to a new path, if it is on the same device. It is analogous to the Unix [[mv]] command. RT-11, RSX-11 and OpenVMS also provide the rename command which can be contracted to ren.

In Windows PowerShell, ren is a predefined command alias for the Rename-Item Cmdlet which basically serves the same purpose.

Ren (Confucianism)

Ren is the Confucian virtue denoting the good feeling a virtuous human experiences when being altruistic. Ren is exemplified by a normal adult's protective feelings for children. It is considered the outward expression of Confucian ideals.

Yan Hui, Confucius's most outstanding student, once asked his master to describe the rules of ren. Confucius replied, "One should see nothing improper, hear nothing improper, say nothing improper, do nothing improper." Confucius also defined ren in the following way: "wishing to be established himself, seeks also to establish others; wishing to be enlarged himself, he seeks also to enlarge others." Confucius also said, "Ren is not far off; he who seeks it has already found it." Ren is close to man and never leaves him.

Ren (surname)

Rén is the Mandarin pinyin romanisation of the Chinese surname written in Chinese character. It is romanised as Jen in Wade–Giles, and Yam or Yum in Cantonese. It is listed 58th in the Song dynasty classic text Hundred Family Surnames. As of 2008, it is the 59th most common surname in China, shared by 4.2 million people.

Usage examples of "ren".

Leading the way up the forested slope, Daile emerged from the autumn-colored forest, finding herself on the high, rocky crest of granite that Ren affectionately dubbed Dead Orc Ridge.

Ren gave Daile a reassuring look, then he turned to face the knight, unsheathing his two-handed sword.

On this paper I have the names of every one of you: Keffer, Ruppel, Beildeck, Gotz, Von Spyre, Mentelin, Neumeister, Eggestein, Spiess, Krantz, Drach, Stein, Remboldt, Renner, Wolff.

I realized for the first time there were to be two more: Drogue and Ren.

Ren set off for the kitchen and quickly returned with more glasses, the wedge of pecorino, and some fresh slices of bruschetta.

I splashed water on my face and when I came out of the bath Ren had tabbed the lights to mid-brightness and was dressed.

Data flashed on-screen and were gone before Renner could quite integrate them.

Small aliens, not really intelligent, but able to manipulate technologies beyond anything Renner had ever seen.

As Renner and Cohen entered the antechamber, the Marine dictated, Lieutenant Commander Cohen and subject identified as Kevin Renner, civilian, Imperial Autonetics, entered security rooms .

There was a conference table, good chairs, and a couch, all identical to security rooms Renner had seen on a dozen planets.

Kevin Renner glanced in and saw a squarish chunk of white rock glittering with opal colors.

They reached the edge of the woods and Scott gestured Renner off to his left, briskly.

Snow mounded on underbrush could be snow mounded on a ghost, Renner thought.

It tried to rise again, and Renner had a clear shot past its shoulder into the torso.

James and Darwin skinned it, carefully, while Renner followed his footprints back to the snowmobile.