Complete Definition of "tender"

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English

Pronunciation
/ten-der/
audio|en-us-tender.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛndə(r)|-ɛndə(r)

Etymology 1
From OF. tendre#French|tendre, from L. tenerem.

Adjective
en-adj|tenderer|tenderest

  1. Sensitive or pain|painful to be touched.

#: Be careful, that area is tender. - Mike Meyers as the voice of the title character in the movie Shrek.

  1. Of food, soft and easily chewed.

#: The matrix is telling my brain this steak is tender, succulent and juicy. - Joey Pantolino in the movie ''The Matrix'.'

  1. Fond, loving, gentle, sweet

#: Suzanne was such a tender and sweet woman to her children.

Derived terms
tender loving care, TLC
tenderfoot
tenderise, tenderize
tenderly
tenderness

Translations
trans-top|fond, loving, gentle, sweet
Czech: něžný m
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Arabic: ARchar|غض unicode|(ğaɖɖ)
Chinese: 嫩的 (nènde)
Danish: øm (1); mør (2)
Dutch: mals (2)
Finnish: hellä (1), murea (2)
French: tendre
German: empfindlich (1), weich (2) , zart (2)
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Italian: tenero m, tenera f
Japanese: 柔らかな (やわらかな, yawarakana)
Korean: 연한 (yeonhan)
Portuguese: tenro
Russian: нежный (néžnyj)
Scottish Gaelic: bog#Scottish Gaelic|bog, caomh, maoth, sèamh, tlàth
Spanish: tierno
Swedish: öm (1); mör (2)
Telugu: లేత (laeta)(2)
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Etymology 2
ME. tenden.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A means of payment such as a check or cheque, cash or credit card.

#: Your credit card has been declined. You need to provide some other tender such as cash.

  1. Law A formal offer of payment.

#: We will submit our tender to you within the week.

  1. A railroad car towed behind a steam engine to carry fuel.
  2. nautical A naval ship that functions as a mobile base for other ships.

#: submarine tender
#: destroyer tender

  1. nautical A boat used for transportation between a ship and shore.

Related terms
legal tender

Translations
trans-top|means of payment
Danish: betalingsmiddel n
Finnish: maksuväline
Italian: valuta, moneta
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trans-top|an offer to buy or sell something
Danish: tender
Finnish: tarjous
Italian: gara d'appalto, offerta
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trans-top|fuel-carrying railroad car
Finnish: tenderi
Italian: tender
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trans-top|ship functioning as mobile base for other ships
Danish: forsyningsskib
Finnish: huoltoalus
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trans-top|a boat used for transportation btw a ship and the shore
Finnish: yhteysvene
Italian: scialuppa
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Etymology 3
From MF. tendre#Verb|tendre.

Verb
en-verb

  1. formal To offer, to give.

#:* tender one's resignation
#* 1864 November 21, Abraham Lincoln (signed) or John Hay, letter to Mrs. Bixby in Boston
#*: I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

  1. To offer a payment, as at sales or auctions

Spanish

Verb
tender

  1. to spread, to stretch out
  2. to lay (cable)
  3. to make (a bed)
  4. to hang up (clothes)
  5. to build (a bridge across an expanse)
  6. to extend (the hand)
  7. to floor (with a punch), to stretch out
  8. to cast (a net)
  9. to set (a trap)
  10. to coat (with plaster)
  11. intransitive|lang=es to tend, to have a tendency

Conjugation
es-conj-er (e-ie)|t|nd

Related terms
tenderse

Category:Spanish verbs ending in -er

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