Definitions of tender

  1. To present for acceptance; offer.
  2. 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.
  3. To offer in words; to present for acceptance.
  4. To have a care of; to be tender toward; hence, to regard; to esteem; to value.
  5. To offer for acceptance.
  6. To stretch out or offer for acceptance.
  7. To offer.
  8. propose a payment; as at sales or auctions; " The Swiss dealer offered $ 2 million for the painting"
  9. To offer in words; to exhibit or present for acceptance; to offer in payment or satisfaction of a demand, to save a penalty or forfeiture.
  10. To present for acceptance; to offer in payment or satisfaction of a demand.
  11. Easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender fruit.
  12. Sensible to impression and pain; easily pained.
  13. Physically weak; not hardly or able to endure hardship; immature; effeminate.
  14. Susceptible of the softer passions, as love, compassion, kindness; compassionate; pitiful; anxious for another's good; easily excited to pity, forgiveness, or favor; sympathetic.
  15. Unwilling to cause pain; gentle; mild.
  16. Adapted to excite feeling or sympathy; expressive of the softer passions; pathetic; as, tender expressions; tender expostulations; a tender strain.
  17. Apt to give pain; causing grief or pain; delicate; as, a tender subject.
  18. Careful to save inviolate, or not to injure; - with of.
  19. Heeling over too easily when under sail; - said of a vessel.
  20. ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
  21. car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
  22. One who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a nurse.
  23. A vessel employed to attend other vessels, to supply them with provisions and other stores, to convey intelligence, or the like.
  24. A car attached to a locomotive, for carrying a supply of fuel and water.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. The thing offered; especially, money offered in payment of an obligation.
  28. Regard; care; kind concern.
  29. One who takes care of a person or thing; a vehicle containing coal and water attached to a locomotive; a smaller vessel attending and supplying a larger one; a rowboat used to land passengers from a ship; an offer for acceptance; offer of service, or of a sum due in money, under certain legal conditions; money offered in payment; as, legal tender.
  30. A small vessel that attends a larger with stores, etc.: a carriage attached to locomotives, to supply fuel and water.
  31. An offer or proposal, esp. of some service: the thing offered.
  32. Small vessel that attends a larger; car that carries fuel, & c., for a locomotive.
  33. The act of tendering; an offer.
  34. A vessel attending a larger vessel.
  35. A vehicle for carrying fuel and water for a locomotive.
  36. One who tends.
  37. One who attends or takes care of; a small vessel employed to attend a larger one, for supplying her with provisions and other stores; a carriage attached to a locomotive to supply water and fuel. See Tend.
  38. An offer, either or money to pay a debt, or of service to be performed, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture; any offer for acceptance; the thing offered.
  39. A nurse; a small vessel that accompanies a larger, carrying for its use provisions and other stores, or as a despatch- boat to convey intelligence; on railways, a carriage attached to a locomotive to supply it with fuel and water.
  40. An offer of money to pay a debt or obligation incurred; an offer in writing made by a contractor or tradesman to execute certain specified work at a certain sum or rate; the thing offered; generally, any offer for acceptance.
  41. having or displaying warmth or affection; " affectionate children"; " caring parents"; " a fond embrace"; " fond of his nephew"; " a tender glance"; " a warm embrace"
  42. hurting; " the tender spot on his jaw"
  43. ( of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; " tender green shoots"
  44. susceptible to physical or emotional injury; " at a tender age"
  45. physically untoughened; " tender feet"
  46. offer or present for acceptance
  47. propose a payment; " The Swiss dealer offered $ 2 million for the painting"
  48. easy to cut or chew; " tender beef"
  49. given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; " a tender heart"; " a tender smile"; " tender loving care"; " tender memories"; " a tender mother"
  50. Easily cut or chewed, as meat; soft; not hard; not tough; weak in body; easily hurt; sensitive; easily touched by pain, kindness, etc.: gentle; kind; immature; delicate.
  51. Soft, delicate: easily impressed or injured: not hardy: fragile: weak and feeble: easily moved to pity, love, etc.: careful not to injure ( followed by of): unwilling to cause pain: apt to cause pain: expressive of the softer passions: compassionate.
  52. Soft; delicate; easily injured; easily moved to pity or love; careful not to harm; sensitive to pain; expressive of love, pity, & c.
  53. Easily crushed, bruised, or injured; sensitive; delicate; considerate.
  54. Easily impressed, broken, bruised or injured; not firm or hard; very sensible to impression and pain; delicate; effeminate; weak; feeble; young and carefully educated; susceptible of the softer passions: compassionate; easily excited to pity; expressive of softer passions; careful; gentle; mild; apt to give pain; pathetic.
  55. Easily impressed, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard, as plants; not tough; as meat; easily pained; not hardy; young; feeble; weak; susceptible of the softer passions, as love or compassion; affectionate; pitiful; careful not to injure or excite pain; soft; delicate.