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ten·der 1

 (tĕn′dər)
adj. ten·der·er, ten·der·est
1.
a. Easily crushed or bruised; fragile: a tender petal.
b. Easily chewed or cut: tender beef.
2. Young and vulnerable: of tender age.
3. Frail; delicate.
4. Sensitive to frost or severe cold; not hardy: tender green shoots.
5.
a. Easily hurt; sensitive: tender skin.
b. Painful; sore: a tender tooth.
6.
a. Considerate and protective; solicitous: a tender mother; his tender concern.
b. Characterized by or expressing gentle emotions; loving: a tender glance; a tender ballad.
c. Given to sympathy or sentimentality; soft: a tender heart.
7. Nautical Likely to heel easily under sail; crank.
tr.v. ten·dered, ten·der·ing, ten·ders
To make tender.
n.
A strip of meat, usually chicken, often breaded, deep-fried, and served with a sauce.

[Middle English, from Old French tendre, from Latin tener; see ten- in Indo-European roots. N., possibly short for tenderloin.]

ten′der·ly adv.
ten′der·ness n.

ten·der 2

 (tĕn′dər)
n.
1. A formal offer, as:
a. Law An offer to pay the amount due under a debt or obligation.
b. A written offer to contract goods or services at a specified cost or rate; a bid.
2. Something, especially money, offered in payment.
tr.v. ten·dered, ten·der·ing, ten·ders
1. To offer formally: tender a letter of resignation.
2. Law To offer (payment or performance) pursuant to an obligation.

[From French tendre, to offer, from Old French, from Latin tendere, to hold forth, extend; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

ten′der·er n.

tend·er 3

 (tĕn′dər)
n.
1. One who tends something: a lathe tender.
2. Nautical A vessel attendant on other vessels, especially one that ferries supplies between ship and shore.
3. A railroad car attached to the rear of a locomotive and designed to carry fuel and water.

tender

(ˈtɛndə)
adj
1. easily broken, cut, or crushed; soft; not tough: a tender steak.
2. easily damaged; vulnerable or sensitive: a tender youth; at a tender age.
3. having or expressing warm and affectionate feelings: a tender smile.
4. kind, merciful, or sympathetic: a tender heart.
5. arousing warm feelings; touching: a tender memory.
6. gentle and delicate: a tender breeze.
7. requiring care in handling; ticklish: a tender question.
8. painful or sore: a tender wound.
9. sensitive to moral or spiritual feelings: a tender conscience.
10. (foll by: of) careful or protective: tender of one's emotions.
11. (Nautical Terms) (of a sailing vessel) easily keeled over by a wind; crank. Compare stiff10
vb
(tr) rare
a. to make tender
b. to treat tenderly
[C13: from Old French tendre, from Latin tener delicate]
ˈtenderly adv
ˈtenderness n

tender

(ˈtɛndə)
vb
1. (tr) to give, present, or offer: to tender one's resignation; tender a bid.
2. (Commerce) (foll by: for) to make a formal offer or estimate for (a job or contract)
3. (Law) (tr) law to offer (money or goods) in settlement of a debt or claim
n
4. the act or an instance of tendering; offer
5. (Commerce) commerce a formal offer to supply specified goods or services at a stated cost or rate
6. (Banking & Finance) something, esp money, used as an official medium of payment: legal tender.
[C16: from Anglo-French tendre, from Latin tendere to extend; see tend1]
ˈtenderable adj
ˈtenderer n

tender

(ˈtɛndə)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a small boat, such as a dinghy, towed or carried by a yacht or ship
2. (Railways) a vehicle drawn behind a steam locomotive to carry the fuel and water
3. an ancillary vehicle used to carry supplies, spare parts, etc, for a mobile operation, such as an outside broadcast
4. a person who tends
[C15: variant of attender]

ten•der1

(ˈtɛn dər)

adj. -der•er, -der•est,
v. adj.
1. soft or delicate in substance; not hard or tough: a tender steak.
2. weak or delicate in constitution; not strong or hardy.
3. (of plants) unable to withstand freezing temperatures.
4. young or immature: children of tender age.
5. delicate or gentle: the tender touch of her hand.
6. easily moved to sympathy or compassion: a tender heart.
7. affectionate or sentimental: a tender glance.
8. acutely or painfully sensitive: a tender bruise.
9. easily distressed: a tender conscience.
10. of a delicate or ticklish nature; requiring careful handling: a tender subject.
v.t.
12. to make tender.
13. Archaic. to regard or treat tenderly.
[1175–1225; Middle English, variant of tendre < Old French < Latin tenerum, acc. of tener tender]
ten′der•ly, adv.
ten′der•ness, n.

ten•der2

(ˈtɛn dər)

v.t.
1. to present formally for acceptance; make formal offer of: to tender one's resignation.
2. to offer or proffer.
3. Law. to offer (money, goods, etc.) in payment of an obligation and in exact accordance with its terms.
v.i.
4. to make or submit a bid (often fol. by for).
n.
5. an offer of something for acceptance.
6. something tendered or offered, esp. money, as in payment.
7. an offer made in writing by one party to another to execute certain work, supply certain commodities, etc., at a given cost.
8. Law. an offer of money, goods, etc., in satisfaction of a debt.
[1535–45; earlier tendre < Anglo-French]
ten′der•er, n.

tend•er3

(ˈtɛn dər)

n.
1. a person who attends to or takes charge of someone or something.
2. an auxiliary ship employed to attend one or more other ships, as for supplying provisions.
3. a dinghy carried or towed by a yacht.
4. a railroad car attached to a steam locomotive for carrying fuel and water.
[1425–75; late Middle English; orig. aph. variant of attender]

tender


Past participle: tendered
Gerund: tendering

Imperative
tender
tender
Present
I tender
you tender
he/she/it tenders
we tender
you tender
they tender
Preterite
I tendered
you tendered
he/she/it tendered
we tendered
you tendered
they tendered
Present Continuous
I am tendering
you are tendering
he/she/it is tendering
we are tendering
you are tendering
they are tendering
Present Perfect
I have tendered
you have tendered
he/she/it has tendered
we have tendered
you have tendered
they have tendered
Past Continuous
I was tendering
you were tendering
he/she/it was tendering
we were tendering
you were tendering
they were tendering
Past Perfect
I had tendered
you had tendered
he/she/it had tendered
we had tendered
you had tendered
they had tendered
Future
I will tender
you will tender
he/she/it will tender
we will tender
you will tender
they will tender
Future Perfect
I will have tendered
you will have tendered
he/she/it will have tendered
we will have tendered
you will have tendered
they will have tendered
Future Continuous
I will be tendering
you will be tendering
he/she/it will be tendering
we will be tendering
you will be tendering
they will be tendering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tendering
you have been tendering
he/she/it has been tendering
we have been tendering
you have been tendering
they have been tendering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tendering
you will have been tendering
he/she/it will have been tendering
we will have been tendering
you will have been tendering
they will have been tendering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tendering
you had been tendering
he/she/it had been tendering
we had been tendering
you had been tendering
they had been tendering
Conditional
I would tender
you would tender
he/she/it would tender
we would tender
you would tender
they would tender
Past Conditional
I would have tendered
you would have tendered
he/she/it would have tendered
we would have tendered
you would have tendered
they would have tendered

tender

Describes plants damaged by freezing temperatures.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tender - something that can be used as an official medium of paymenttender - something that can be used as an official medium of payment
medium of exchange, monetary system - anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region
food stamp - a government-issued stamp that can be used in exchange for food
2.tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of anothertender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
companion - one paid to accompany or assist or live with another
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
baggageman - an attendant who takes care of baggage
batman - an orderly assigned to serve a British military officer
bellboy, bellhop, bellman - someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels
bridesmaid, maid of honor - an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding
caddie, golf caddie - an attendant who carries the golf clubs for a player
checker - an attendant who checks coats or baggage
courtier - an attendant at the court of a sovereign
cupbearer - the attendant (usually an officer of a nobleman's household) whose duty is to fill and serve cups of wine
equerry - a personal attendant of the British royal family
escort - an attendant who is employed to accompany someone
esquire - (Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood
famulus - a close attendant (as to a scholar)
gillie - a young male attendant on a Scottish Highlander chief
groomsman - a male attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding
lifeguard, lifesaver - an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidents
linkboy, linkman - (formerly) an attendant hired to carry a torch for pedestrians in dark streets
loader - an attendant who loads guns for someone shooting game
matron of honor - a married woman serving as the attendant to the bride at a wedding
hospital attendant, orderly - a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients
orderly - a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer; "the orderly laid out the general's uniform"
varlet, page - in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood
page - a youthful attendant at official functions or ceremonies such as legislative functions and weddings
racker - an attendant who puts pool or billiard balls into a rack
rocker - an attendant who rocks a child in a cradle
second - the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
servitor - someone who performs the duties of an attendant for someone else
squire - young nobleman attendant on a knight
gallant, squire - a man who attends or escorts a woman
flight attendant, steward - an attendant on an airplane
litter-bearer, stretcher-bearer - one who helps carry a stretcher
trainbearer - one who holds up the train of a gown or robe on a ceremonial occasion
arouser, rouser, waker - someone who rouses others from sleep
3.tender - a formal proposal to buy at a specified pricetender - a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
offering, offer - something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"
overbid - a bid that is higher than preceding bids
buyout bid - a bid to buy all of a person's holdings
4.tender - car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
railcar, railroad car, railway car, car - a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails"
5.tender - a boat for communication between ship and shoretender - a boat for communication between ship and shore
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
gig - tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain
6.tender - ship that usually provides supplies to other shipstender - ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
Verb1.tender - offer or present for acceptance
gift, present, give - give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
2.tender - propose a paymenttender - propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
auction sale, vendue, auction - the public sale of something to the highest bidder
by-bid - bid on behalf of someone else
subscribe - offer to buy, as of stocks and shares; "The broker subscribed 500 shares"
overbid - bid more than the object is worth
underbid - bid too low
outbid - bid higher than others
underbid - bid lower than a competing bidder
3.tender - make a tender of; in legal settlements
proffer, offer - present for acceptance or rejection; "She offered us all a cold drink"
4.tender - make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer; "tenderize meat"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Adj.1.tender - given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"
soft - compassionate and kind; conciliatory; "he was soft on his children"
tough - not given to gentleness or sentimentality; "a tough character"
2.tender - hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"
painful - causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness"
3.tender - young and immature; "at a tender age"
young, immature - (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people"
4.tender - having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"
loving - feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"
5.tender - easy to cut or chew; "tender beef"
comestible, eatable, edible - suitable for use as food
tough - resistant to cutting or chewing
6.tender - physically untoughenedtender - physically untoughened; "tender feet"
weak - wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar"
toughened, tough - physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet"
7.tender - (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
unstable - lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"
8.tender - (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots"
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
delicate - exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly"

tender

1
adjective
2. romantic, moving, touching, emotional, sentimental, poignant, evocative, soppy (Brit. informal) a tragic, tender love story
3. vulnerable, young, sensitive, new, green, raw, youthful, inexperienced, immature, callow, impressionable, unripe, wet behind the ears (informal) He had become attracted to the game at the tender age of seven.
vulnerable mature, grown-up, experienced, worldly, seasoned, advanced, sophisticated, elderly, worldly-wise
4. not tough, done (informal), edible, succulent, chewable, easily chewed Cook until the meat is tender.
not tough strong, tough, hard, leathery
5. sensitive, painful, sore, smarting, raw, bruised, irritated, aching, inflamed My tummy felt very tender.
6. fragile, delicate, frail, soft, weak, feeble, breakable The newborn looked so fragile and tender.
7. difficult, sensitive, tricky, dangerous, complicated, risky, touchy, ticklish Even his continuing presence remains a tender issue.

tender

2
noun
1. offer, bid, estimate, proposal, suggestion, submission, proffer Builders will be asked to submit a tender for the work.
verb
1. offer, present, submit, give, suggest, propose, extend, volunteer, hand in, put forward, proffer She quickly tendered her resignation.
tender for something put in a bid for, quote a price for, give a quote for, give an estimate for, propose a price for He tendered for and was awarded the contract.

tender 1

adjective
Of a kindly, considerate character:

tender 2

noun
Something offered:
verb
To put before another for acceptance:
Idioms: come forward with, lay at someone's feet, lay before.
Translations
المُعْتَنيرَقيق، لَطيف، مُحِبرَقيق، مُرْهَفطَريلَطِيف
něžnýošetřovatelpřísunový člunbolestivýcitlivý
mørømømttendervogter
aristavaarkaemälaivaesittäähellä
nježan
kirakóhajó
afgreiîslumaîur, baròjónnástúîlegur, blíîurmjúkur, meyrskipsbátur, ferjaviîkvæmur
柔らかい炭水車過敏優しい
부드러운
tener
jutīgsliegsmaigsmīkstsmīlošs
czułytender
ošetrovateľprísunový čln
mehekneženobčutljiv
ljuvmörömömtålig
อ่อนโยน
yumuşakağrılıbakıcıdokununca acıyanhizmet eden kimse
mềm

tender

1 [ˈtendəʳ]
A. N
1. (Comm) → oferta f
call for tenderpropuesta f para licitación de obras
to put in or make a tender (for)presentarse a concurso or a una licitación (para)
to put sth out to tendersacar algo a concurso or a licitación
2. [of currency] legal tendermoneda f corriente or de curso legal
B. VT (frm) (= proffer) [+ money] → ofrecer; [+ thanks] → dar
he tendered his resignationpresentó su dimisión
C. VI (Comm) to tender (for)presentarse a concurso or a una licitación (para)
D. CPD tender documents NPLpliegos mpl de propuesta

tender

2 [ˈtendəʳ] N
1. (Rail) → ténder m
2. (Naut) → gabarra f, embarcación f auxiliar

tender

3 [ˈtendəʳ] ADJ
1. (= gentle, affectionate) [person, expression, kiss, word] → tierno; [voice] → lleno de ternura
he gave her a tender smilele sonrió tiernamente or con ternura
a child needs tender loving careun niño necesita que le den cariño y que lo cuiden
to bid sb a tender farewell (liter) → despedirse de algn con ternura, dar a algn una cariñosa despedida
2. (esp hum) (= young) → tierno
at the tender age of sevena la tierna edad de siete años
in spite of his tender yearsa pesar de su tierna edad
3. (= sensitive, sore) → sensible, dolorido
the skin will be tender for a whilela piel te dolerá durante algún tiempo
tender to the touchsensible al tacto
4. (Culin) [meat, vegetables] → tierno
cook the vegetables until tendercocer las verduras hasta que estén or se pongan tiernas
5. (Bot) [plant] → delicado; [shoot] → tierno

tender

[ˈtɛndər]
adj
(= gentle and caring) [kiss, gesture, moment] → tendre; [person] → tendre, affectueux/euse; [smile] → affectueux/euse; [voice] → doux(douce)
tender, loving care → affection f
(= young) [age] → tendre
at the tender age of → à l'âge tendre de
(= not tough) [meat, beans] → tendre
(= delicate) [plants, shoots] → tendre
(= sore) [skin, bruise, spot] → sensible
My feet are really tender → J'ai les pieds très sensibles.
n (COMMERCE) (= offer) → soumission f
to put in a tender for sth → faire une soumission pour qch
to put sth out to tender → mettre qch en adjudication
vt (= offer) [+ suggestion] → faire
to tender one's resignation → donner sa démission, remettre sa démission
tender for
vt fus (COMMERCE)soumissionner à un appel d'offrestender-hearted [ˌtɛndərˈhɑːrtɪd] adj
(= good) → bon(ne)
(= sensitive) → sensible

tender

:
tenderfoot
nNeuling m
tenderhearted
adjgutherzig
tenderheartedness

tender

1
n
Hüter(in) m(f); (of sick person)Pfleger(in) m(f); machine tenderMaschinenwart m
(Naut, Rail) → Tender m

tender

2
vt money, services, shares(an)bieten, geben; thanks, apologyaussprechen; resignationeinreichen; “please tender exact fare”„bitte Fahrgeld abgezählt bereithalten
vi (Comm) → sich bewerben (for um)
n (Comm) → Angebot nt; to invite tenders for a jobAngebote plfür eine Arbeit einholen; to put work out to tenderArbeiten plausschreiben; to put in a tender for somethingein Angebot für etw machen or einreichen; we won the tenderwir haben die Ausschreibung gewonnen; tender documentsAusschreibungsunterlagen pl; tender priceAngebotspreis m; call for tenderAusschreibung f

tender

3
adj
(= sore, easily hurt) spot, bruiseempfindlich; skin, plantzart, empfindlich; (fig) subjectheikel; of tender yearsim zarten Alter; at the tender age of 7im zarten Alter von 7 Jahren; she left home at a very tender agesie verließ sehr früh ihr Elternhaus; my arm still feels tendermein Arm ist noch sehr empfindlich; tender to the touchberührungsempfindlich; she is a tender plant (fig)sie ist ein zartes Pflänzchen
meatzart; cook the carrots for about 10 minutes or until tenderdie Möhren etwa 10 Minuten lang kochen oder bis sie weich sind
(= affectionate) person, voice, lookzärtlich, liebevoll; memorieslieb, zärtlich; heartgut; gesturesanft; kiss, embracezärtlich; tender loving careLiebe und Zuneigung f; he gave her a tender smileer lächelte sie zärtlich an; to bid somebody a tender farewellliebevoll(en) or zärtlich(en) Abschied von jdm nehmen; in somebody’s tender carein jds Obhut; to leave somebody to somebody’s tender mercies (iro)jdn jds liebevollen Händen anvertrauen

tender

1 [ˈtɛndəʳ] adj
a.tenero/a
to bid sb a tender farewell → salutare qn con tenerezza
b. (sore, part of body) → sensibile, dolente (fig) (subject) → delicato/a
tender to the touch → sensibile al tatto

tender

2 [ˈtɛndəʳ]
1. n
a. (Comm) → offerta
to make a tender (for), put in a tender (for) → fare un'offerta (per)
to put work out to tender (Brit) → dare lavoro in appalto
b. (Fin) to be legal tenderessere in corso legale
2. vtpresentare, offrire
to tender one's resignation (frm) → rassegnare le proprie dimissioni
3. vi (Comm) to tender (for)fare un'offerta (per), concorrere a un appalto (per)

tender

3 [ˈtɛndəʳ] n (Rail, Naut) → tender m inv

tender1

(ˈtendə) adjective
1. soft; not hard or tough. The meat is tender.
2. sore; painful when touched. His injured leg is still tender.
3. loving; gentle. She had a tender heart.
ˈtenderness noun
ˈtenderly adverb
in a loving and gentle manner. He kissed her tenderly.
ˌtender-ˈhearted adjective
kind and sympathetic; easily made to feel pity.
ˌtender-ˈheartedness noun

tender

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ten·der

a. sensitivo-a al tacto o la palpación;
___ pointspuntos neurálgicos
[soft] blando-a, tierno-a.

tender

adj (sore) dolorido, adolorido (Amer), que duele al tocar
References in classic literature ?
Your hands are bigger than mine, and you will stretch my glove dreadfully," began Meg, whose gloves were a tender point with her.
The longer I waited the more raw and tender I became.
The older girls, who helped to break up the wild sod, learned so much from life, from poverty, from their mothers and grandmothers; they had all, like Antonia, been early awakened and made observant by coming at a tender age from an old country to a new.
Edna took him in her arms, and seating herself in the rocker, began to coddle and caress him, calling him all manner of tender names, soothing him to sleep.
If you would save these tender blossoms from the fangs of the worst of serpents, gentleman, you have neither time to lose nor resolution to throw away
A woman should not undertake to nurse a tender little child without knowing what is good and what is bad for it.
Under its in- fluence, the tender heart became stone, and the lamblike disposition gave way to one of tiger-like fierceness.
My heart flooded over with tender pity for these poor sweet women--though perhaps chiefly for my own sad lot in not encountering them,--and I conceived a great comprehensive love-poem to be entitled "The Girls that never can be Mine.
Eva wondered, but silently followed her guide, little Rose-Leaf, who with tender words passed among the delicate blossoms, pouring dew on their feeble roots, cheering them with her loving words and happy smile.
Athos approached and hung over the youth in an attitude full of tender melancholy; he looked long on this young man, whose smiling mouth and half closed eyes bespoke soft dreams and lightest slumber, as if his guardian angel watched over him with solicitude and affection.
Whether or no the early loves of Adam and Martha had rendered it inexpedient that they should now preside together over a Shaker village, it was certainly most singular that such should be the final result of many warm and tender hopes.
They are intended for the perusal of young women, at that tender age when the feelings of their nature begin to act on them most insidiously, and when their minds are least prepared by reason and experience to contend with their passions.