Associations to the word «Tender»


TENDER, adjective. Sensitive or painful to the touch.
TENDER, adjective. Easily bruised or injured; not firm or hard; delicate.
TENDER, adjective. Physically weak; not able to endure hardship.
TENDER, adjective. (of food) Soft and easily chewed.
TENDER, adjective. Sensible to impression and pain; easily pained.
TENDER, adjective. Fond, loving, gentle, sweet.
TENDER, adjective. Adapted to excite feeling or sympathy; expressive of the softer passions; pathetic.
TENDER, adjective. Apt to give pain; causing grief or pain; delicate.
TENDER, adjective. (nautical) Heeling over too easily when under sail; said of a vessel.
TENDER, adjective. (obsolete) Exciting kind concern; dear; precious.
TENDER, adjective. (obsolete) Careful to keep inviolate, or not to injure; used with of.
TENDER, verb. (now rare) To make tender or delicate; to weaken.
TENDER, verb. To feel tenderly towards; to regard fondly.
TENDER, noun. (obsolete) regard; care; kind concern
TENDER, noun. The inner flight muscle (pectoralis minor) of poultry.
TENDER, noun. (obsolete) Someone who tends or waits on someone.
TENDER, noun. (rail transport) A railroad car towed behind a steam engine to carry fuel and water.
TENDER, noun. (nautical) A naval ship that functions as a mobile base for other ships.
TENDER, noun. (nautical) A smaller boat used for transportation between a large ship and the shore.
TENDER, verb. (formal) To offer, to give.
TENDER, verb. To offer a payment, as at sales or auctions.
TENDER, noun. A means of payment such as a check or cheque, cash or credit card.
TENDER, noun. (legal) A formal offer to buy or sell something.
TENDER, noun. Any offer or proposal made for acceptance.
TENDER LOVING CARE, noun. Considerate and compassionate care, especially as given by nurses when no other treatment is of use

Dictionary definition

TENDER, noun. Something that can be used as an official medium of payment.
TENDER, noun. Someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another.
TENDER, noun. A formal proposal to buy at a specified price.
TENDER, noun. Car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water.
TENDER, noun. A boat for communication between ship and shore.
TENDER, noun. Ship that usually provides supplies to other ships.
TENDER, verb. Offer or present for acceptance.
TENDER, verb. Propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting".
TENDER, verb. Make a tender of; in legal settlements.
TENDER, verb. Make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer; "tenderize meat".
TENDER, adjective. Given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother".
TENDER, adjective. Hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw".
TENDER, adjective. Young and immature; "at a tender age".
TENDER, adjective. Having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace".
TENDER, adjective. Easy to cut or chew; "tender beef".
TENDER, adjective. Physically untoughened; "tender feet".
TENDER, adjective. (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail.
TENDER, adjective. (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots".

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