tender

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[ten┬Ěder]

If you're tender, it means you're fragile, sensitive, easily bruised or gentle. Young, easily cut beef and a sentimental heart can both be called tender.

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One who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a nurse.

Noun
ship that usually provides supplies to other ships

Noun
a boat for communication between ship and shore

Noun
car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water

Noun
a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

Noun
someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

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Noun
something used as an official medium of payment

Verb
make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer; "tenderize meat"

Verb
make a tender of; in legal settlements

Verb
offer or present for acceptance

Verb
propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"

Adjective S.
(of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots"

Adjective S.
having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "caring parents"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"

Adjective S.
susceptible to physical or emotional injury; "at a tender age"

Adjective S.
hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"

Adjective S.
(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

Adjective
easy to cut or chew; "tender beef"

Adjective
physically untoughened; "tender feet"

Adjective
given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"


n.
One who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a nurse.

n.
A vessel employed to attend other vessels, to supply them with provisions and other stores, to convey intelligence, or the like.

n.
A car attached to a locomotive, for carrying a supply of fuel and water.

v. t.
To offer in payment or satisfaction of a demand, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture; as, to tender the amount of rent or debt.

v. t.
To offer in words; to present for acceptance.

n.
An offer, either of money to pay a debt, or of service to be performed, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture, which would be incurred by nonpayment or nonperformance; as, the tender of rent due, or of the amount of a note, with interest.

n.
Any offer or proposal made for acceptance; as, a tender of a loan, of service, or of friendship; a tender of a bid for a contract.

n.
The thing offered; especially, money offered in payment of an obligation.

superl.
Easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender fruit.

superl.
Sensible to impression and pain; easily pained.

superl.
Physically weak; not hardly or able to endure hardship; immature; effeminate.

superl.
Susceptible of the softer passions, as love, compassion, kindness; compassionate; pitiful; anxious for another's good; easily excited to pity, forgiveness, or favor; sympathetic.

superl.
Exciting kind concern; dear; precious.

superl.
Careful to save inviolate, or not to injure; -- with of.

superl.
Unwilling to cause pain; gentle; mild.

superl.
Adapted to excite feeling or sympathy; expressive of the softer passions; pathetic; as, tender expressions; tender expostulations; a tender strain.

superl.
Apt to give pain; causing grief or pain; delicate; as, a tender subject.

superl.
Heeling over too easily when under sail; -- said of a vessel.

n.
Regard; care; kind concern.

v. t.
To have a care of; to be tender toward; hence, to regard; to esteem; to value.


Tender

Tend"er , n. [From Tend to attend. Cf. Attender.] 1. One who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a nurse. 2. (Naut.) A vessel employed to attend other vessels, to supply them with provisions and other stores, to convey intelligence, or the like. 3. A car attached to a locomotive, for carrying a supply of fuel and water.

Tender

Ten"der , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tendered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tendering.] [F. tendre to stretch, stretch out, reach, L. tendere. See Tend to move.] 1. (Law) To offer in payment or satisfaction of a demand, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture; as, to tender the amount of rent or debt. 2. To offer in words; to present for acceptance.
You see how all conditions, how all minds, . . . tender down Their services to Lord Timon.

Tender

Ten"der, n. 1. (Law) An offer, either of money to pay a debt, or of service to be performed, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture, which would be incurred by nonpayment or nonperformance; as, the tender of rent due, or of the amount of a note, with interest. &hand; To constitute a legal tender, such money must be offered as the law prescribes. So also the tender must be at the time and place where the rent or debt ought to be paid, and it must be to the full amount due. 2. Any offer or proposal made for acceptance; as, a tender of a loan, of service, or of friendship; a tender of a bid for a contract.
A free, unlimited tender of the gospel.
3. The thing offered; especially, money offered in payment of an obligation. Shak. Legal tender. See under Legal. -- Tender of issue (Law), a form of words in a pleading, by which a party offers to refer the question raised upon it to the appropriate mode of decision. Burrill.

Tender

Ten"der, a. [Compar. Tenderer ; superl. Tenderest.] [F. tendre, L. tener; probably akin to tenuis thin. See Thin.] 1. Easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender fruit. 2. Sensible to impression and pain; easily pained.
Our bodies are not naturally more tender than our faces.
3. Physically weak; not hardly or able to endure hardship; immature; effeminate.
The tender and delicate woman among you.
4. Susceptible of the softer passions, as love, compassion, kindness; compassionate; pitiful; anxious for another's good; easily excited to pity, forgiveness, or favor; sympathetic.
The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
I am choleric by my nature, and tender by my temper.
5. Exciting kind concern; dear; precious.
I love Valentine, Whose life's as tender to me as my soul!
6. Careful to save inviolate, or not to injure; -- with of. "Tender of property." Burke.
The civil authority should be tender of the honor of God and religion.
7. Unwilling to cause pain; gentle; mild.
You, that are thus so tender o'er his follies, Will never do him good.
8. Adapted to excite feeling or sympathy; expressive of the softer passions; pathetic; as, tender expressions; tender expostulations; a tender strain. 9. Apt to give pain; causing grief or pain; delicate; as, a tender subject. "Things that are tender and unpleasing." Bacon. 10. (Naut.) Heeling over too easily when under sail; -- said of a vessel. &hand; Tender is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, tender-footed, tender-looking, tender-minded, tender-mouthed, and the like. Syn. -- Delicate; effeminate; soft; sensitive; compassionate; kind; humane; merciful; pitiful.

Tender

Ten"der , n. [Cf. F. tendre.] Regard; care; kind concern. [Obs.] Shak.

Tender

Ten"der, v. t. To have a care of; to be tender toward; hence, to regard; to esteem; to value. [Obs.]
For first, next after life, he tendered her good.
Tender yourself more dearly.
To see a prince in want would move a miser's charity. Our western princes tendered his case, which they counted might be their own.

One who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a nurse.

To offer in payment or satisfaction of a demand, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture; as, to tender the amount of rent or debt.

An offer, either of money to pay a debt, or of service to be performed, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture, which would be incurred by nonpayment or nonperformance; as, the tender of rent due, or of the amount of a note, with interest.

Easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender fruit.

Regard; care; kind concern.

To have a care of; to be tender toward; hence, to regard; to esteem; to value.

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Usage Examples

Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart is led Unto the thinking of the thought divine.

For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.

If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.

Beauty, sweet love, is like the morning dew, Whose short refresh upon tender green, Cheers for a time, but till the sun doth show And straight is gone, as it had never been.

I don't run a car, have never run a car. I could say that this is because I have this extremely tender environmentalist conscience, but the fact is I hate driving.

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Fame is indeed beautiful and benign and gentle and satisfying, but happiness is something at once tender and brilliant beyond all things.

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of sympathy have been touched.

Our job is to represent the truth of human nature, whether you're playing a tender love story that's set in a coffee shop or whether you're in 'The Avengers,' which is set in a Manhattan which is exploding.

A child is owed the greatest respect if you have ever have something disgraceful in mind, don't ignore your son's tender years.

In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.

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