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tend


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tend  \Tend\,  v.  t.  [See  {Tender}  to  offer.]  (O.  Eng.  Law) 
  To  make  a  tender  of  to  offer  or  tender.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tend  \Tend\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tended};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tending}.]  [Aphetic  form  of  attend.  See  {Attend},  {Tend}  to 
  move  and  cf  {Tender}  one  that  tends  or  attends.] 
  1.  To  accompany  as  an  assistant  or  protector;  to  care  for  the 
  wants  of  to  look  after  to  watch;  to  guard;  as  shepherds 
  tend  their  flocks.  --Shak. 
 
  And  flaming  ministers  to  watch  and  tend  Their 
  earthly  charge.  --Milton. 
 
  There  's  not  a  sparrow  or  a  wren,  There  's  not  a 
  blade  of  autumn  grain,  Which  the  four  seasons  do  not 
  tend  And  tides  of  life  and  increase  lend.  --Emerson. 
 
  2.  To  be  attentive  to  to  note  carefully;  to  attend  to 
 
  Being  to  descend  A  ladder  much  in  height,  I  did  not 
  tend  My  way  well  down  --Chapman. 
 
  {To  tend  a  vessel}  (Naut.),  to  manage  an  anchored  vessel  when 
  the  tide  turns,  so  that  in  swinging  she  shall  not  entangle 
  the  cable. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tend  \Tend\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  wait,  as  attendants  or  servants;  to  serve;  to  attend; 
  --  with  on  or  upon 
 
  Was  he  not  companion  with  the  riotous  knights  That 
  tend  upon  my  father?  --Shak. 
 
  2.  [F.  attendre.]  To  await;  to  expect.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tend  \Tend\,  v.  i.  [F.  tendre,  L.  tendere,  tensum  and  tentum,  to 
  stretch,  extend,  direct  one's  course,  tend;  akin  to  Gr  ?  to 
  stretch,  Skr.  tan.  See  {Thin},  and  cf  {Tend}  to  attend, 
  {Contend},  {Intense},  {Ostensible},  {Portent},  {Tempt}, 
  {Tender}  to  offer,  {Tense},  a.] 
  1.  To  move  in  a  certain  direction;  --  usually  with  to  or 
  towards. 
 
  Two  gentlemen  tending  towards  that  sight.  --Sir  H. 
  Wotton. 
 
  Thus  will  this  latter,  as  the  former  world,  Still 
  tend  from  bad  to  worse.  --Milton. 
 
  The  clouds  above  me  to  the  white  Alps  tend.  --Byron. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  The  thoughts  of  the  diligent  tend  only  to 
  plenteousness;  but  of  every  one  that  is  hasty  only 
  to  want  --Prov.  xxi. 
  5. 
 
  The  laws  of  our  religion  tend  to  the  universal 
  happiness  of  mankind.  --Tillotson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tend 
  v  1:  have  a  tendency  or  disposition  to  do  or  be  something  be 
  inclined;  "She  tends  to  be  nervous  before  her  lectures" 
  [syn:  {lean},  {incline},  {run}] 
  2:  exhibit  an  inclination  or  tendency  [syn:  {lean},  {incline}] 
  3:  tend  to  something  or  somebody 
  4:  keep  watch  on  "tend  a  fire" 




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