HyperDic: tender

English > 18 senses of the word tender:
ADJECTIVEalltendergiven to sympathy / sympathy / sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality
alltender, sensitive, sore, rawhurting
alltenderyoung and immature
alltender, affectionate, fond, lovesomehaving or displaying warmth or affection
alltendereasy to cut or chew
alltender, untoughenedphysically untoughened
alltender, crank, cranky, tippy(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
alltender(of plants) not hardy
NOUNpossessiontender, legal tender, stampsomething that can be used as an official medium of payment
person tender, attendant, attendersomeone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
communicationtender, bida formal proposal to buy at a specified price
artifacttendercar attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
artifacttender, ship's boat, pinnace, cuttera boat for communication between ship and shore
artifacttender, supply shipship that usually provides supplies to other ships
VERBpossessiontenderoffer or present for acceptance
possessiontender, offer, bidpropose a payment
possessiontendermake a tender of
changetender, tenderize, tenderisemake tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
tender > pronunciation
Soundsteh'nder
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English > tender: 18 senses > adjective 1
Meaninggiven to sympathy / sympathy / sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality.
Examples
  • "a tender heart"
  • "a tender smile"
  • "tender loving care"
  • "tender memories"
  • "a tender mother"
Narrowerprotectiveshowing care
sentimentalgiven to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality
See alsosoftCompassionate and kind
Oppositetoughnot given to gentleness or sentimentality
Spanishcariñoso, tierno
Catalantendre
Nounstendernessa feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless)
tendernesswarm / warm compassionate feelings
English > tender: 18 senses > adjective 2
Meaninghurting.
Example"the tender spot on his jaw"
Synonymssensitive, sore, raw
BroaderpainfulCausing physical or psychological pain
Spanishdolorido, sensible
Catalansensible
Nounstendernessa pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)
English > tender: 18 senses > adjective 3
Meaningyoung and immature.
Example"at a tender age"
Broaderyoung, immature(used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
Spanishtierno, vulnerable
Catalantendre, vulnerable
English > tender: 18 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving or displaying warmth or affection.
Example "a tender glance"
Synonymsaffectionate, fond, lovesome
BroaderlovingFeeling or showing love and affection
Spanishafectuoso, amable, cálido, cándido, cariñoso, dulce, simpático, tierno
Catalanafectuós, càlid, dolç, tendre
Nounstendernessa tendency to express warm / warm and affectionate feeling
tendernessa positive feeling of liking
Adverbstenderlywith tenderness
English > tender: 18 senses > adjective 5
MeaningEasy to cut or chew.
Example"tender beef"
Narrowerchewable, cuttableEasy to cut or chew
crisp, crispytender and brittle
flaky, flakeymade of or easily forming flakes
tenderized, tenderisedmade tender as by marinating or pounding
See alsoedible, comestible, eatableSuitable for use as food
Oppositetoughresistant to cutting or chewing
Spanishtierno
Verbstenderizemake tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
English > tender: 18 senses > adjective 6
Meaningphysically untoughened.
Example"tender feet"
Synonymuntoughened
Narrowerdelicate, softeasily hurt
See alsoweakWanting in physical strength
Oppositetough, toughenedphysically toughened
Spanishblando, suave al tacto, suavizado
Nounstendernessa pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)
English > tender: 18 senses > adjective 7
Meaning(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail.
Synonymscrank, cranky, tippy
CategoryboatA small vessel for travel on water
Broaderunstablelacking stability or fixity / fixity or firmness
English > tender: 18 senses > adjective 8
Meaning(of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition.
Example"tender green shoots"
Categoryplant, flora, plant life(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Broaderdelicateexquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing
Spanishtierno
Catalantendre
English > tender: 18 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningSomething that can be used as an official medium of payment.
Synonymslegal tender, stamp
Narrowerfood stampA government-issued stamp that can be used in exchange for food
Broadermedium of exchange, monetary systemAnything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region
Spanishmoneda de curso legal, moneda legal
Catalanmoneda de curs legal
English > tender: 18 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another.
Synonymsattendant, attender
NarrowerbaggagemanAn attendant who takes care of baggage
batmanAn orderly assigned to serve a British military officer
bellboy, bellman, bellhopsomeone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels
bridesmaid, maid of honorAn unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding
caddie, golf caddieAn attendant who carries the golf clubs for a player
checkerAn attendant who checks coats or baggage
companionOne paid to accompany or assist or live with another
courtierAn attendant at the court of a sovereign
cupbearerThe attendant (usually an officer of a nobleman's household) whose duty is to fill and serve cups of wine
equerryA personal attendant of the British royal family
escortAn attendant who is employed to accompany someone
esquire(Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight
famulusA close attendant (as to a scholar)
gillieA young male attendant on a Scottish Highlander chief
groomsmanA male attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding
lifeguard, lifesaverAn 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
loaderAn attendant who loads guns for someone shooting game
matron of honorA married woman serving as the attendant to the bride at a wedding
orderly, hospital attendantA male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients
orderlyA soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer
page, varletIn medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage / stage in training for knighthood
pageA youthful attendant at official functions / functions or ceremonies such as legislative functions and weddings
rackerAn attendant who puts pool or billiard balls into a rack
rockerAn attendant who rocks a child in a cradle
secondThe official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
servitorsomeone who performs the duties of an attendant for someone else
squireyoung nobleman attendant on a knight
squire, gallantA man who attends or escorts a woman
steward, flight attendantAn attendant on an airplane
stretcher-bearer, litter-bearerOne who helps carry a stretcher
trainbearerOne who holds up the train of a gown or robe on a ceremonial occasion
waker, rouser, arousersomeone who rouses others from sleep / sleep
Broaderassistant, helper, help, supporterA person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
Spanishajudant, asistente, ayudante, camarero, encargado, sirviente
Catalanajudant
Verbstendhave care of or look after
English > tender: 18 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA formal proposal to buy at a specified price.
Synonymbid
Narrowerbuyout bidA bid to buy all of a person's holdings
overbidA bid that is higher than preceding bids
Broaderoffer, offeringSomething offered (as a proposal or bid)
Spanishoferta, propuesta
Catalanoferta
Verbstendermake a tender of
tenderpropose a payment
English > tender: 18 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaningcar attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water.
Broadercar, railcar, railway car, railroad carA wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
Spanishténder
Catalantènder
English > tender: 18 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA boat for communication between ship and shore.
Synonymsship's boat, pinnace, cutter
Narrowergigtender that is a light ship's boat
BroaderboatA small vessel for travel on water
Spanishpinaza
English > tender: 18 senses > noun 6, artifact
Meaningship that usually provides supplies to other ships.
Synonymsupply ship
BroadershipA vessel that carries passengers or freight
Spanishbuque de abastecimiento
Catalanvaixell auxiliar
English > tender: 18 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningoffer or present for acceptance.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Broadergive, gift, presentGive as a present
Spanishlicitar, ofrecer, presentar
English > tender: 18 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningPropose a payment.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsoffer, bid
Categoryauction, auction sale, vendueThe public sale of something to the highest bidder
Entailsdicker, bargainnegotiate the terms of an exchange
Narrowerby-bidbid on behalf of someone else
outbidbid higher than others
overbidbid more than the object is worth
subscribeoffer to buy, as of stocks and shares
underbidbid too low
underbidbid lower than a competing bidder
Spanishofertar, ofrecer, pujar
Catalanoferir, ofertar
Nounstendera formal proposal to buy at a specified price
English > tender: 18 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningmake a tender of; in legal settlements.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderoffer, profferPresent for acceptance or rejection
Spanishlicitar, ofrecer
Nounstendera formal proposal to buy at a specified price
English > tender: 18 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"tenderize meat"
Synonymstenderize, tenderise
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishablandar
Catalanentendrir

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