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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tending 
  adj  :  (usually  followed  by  `to')  naturally  disposed  toward;  "he  is 
  apt  to  ignore  matters  he  considers  unimportant";  "I  am 
  not  minded  to  answer  any  questions"  [syn:  {apt(p)},  {disposed(p)}, 
  {given(p)},  {minded(p)},  {tending(p)}] 
  n  :  the  work  of  caring  for  or  attending  to  someone  or  something 
  "no  medical  care  was  required";  "the  old  car  needed 
  constant  attention"  [syn:  {care},  {attention},  {aid}] 




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