Definitions of tend

  1. To move in a certain direction; to be directed to an end or purpose; to aim at; to contribute.
  2. To look after; watch over; attend; serve.
  3. To make a tender of; to offer or tender.
  4. To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.
  5. To care for; attend; protect.
  6. To accompany as assistant or protector: to take care of.
  7. To attend; take care of.
  8. To await; to expect.
  9. To wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; - with on or upon.
  10. To attend: with on or upon; go in a certain direction; be directed, or be an influence, to any end.
  11. To stretch, aim at, or move in a certain direction: to be directed to any end or purpose: to contribute.
  12. To aim at; move in a certain direction; have an inclination to; contribute.
  13. To have a bent or aptitude; aim; incline.
  14. To move in a certain direction.
  15. have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; " She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; " These dresses run small"; " He inclined to corpulence"
  16. have care of or look after; " She tends to the children"
  17. To watch; to guard; to accompany as assistant or protector; to take care of; to be attentive to; to cause a vessel to swing, at single anchor, so as not to foul.
  18. To attend, or be attentive to; to watch; to accompany; to hold and take care of.
  19. To move in a certain direction; to be directed to any end or purpose; to have a leaning; to contribute; to aim.
  20. To be directed, as to any end, object, or purpose; to aim; to have or give a leaning; to exert activity or influence; to serve as a means; to contribute; as, our petitions, if granted, might tend to our destruction.
  21. To move in a certain direction; - usually with to or towards.