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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tender  \Tend"er\,  n.  [From  {Tend}  to  attend.  Cf  {Attender}.] 
  1.  One  who  tends;  one  who  takes  care  of  any  person  or  thing 
  a  nurse. 
  2.  (Naut.)  A  vessel  employed  to  attend  other  vessels,  to 
  supply  them  with  provisions  and  other  stores,  to  convey 
  intelligence,  or  the  like 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tender  \Ten"der\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tendered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Tendering}.]  [F.  tendre  to  stretch,  stretch  out  reach, 
  L.  tendere.  See  {Tend}  to  move.] 
  1.  (Law)  To  offer  in  payment  or  satisfaction  of  a  demand,  in 
  order  to  save  a  penalty  or  forfeiture;  as  to  tender  the 
  amount  of  rent  or  debt. 
  2.  To  offer  in  words  to  present  for  acceptance. 
  You  see  how  all  conditions,  how  all  minds,  .  .  . 
  tender  down  Their  services  to  Lord  Timon.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tender  \Ten"der\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  tendre.] 
  Regard;  care  kind  concern.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tender  \Ten"der\,  n. 
  1.  (Law)  An  offer,  either  of  money  to  pay  a  debt,  or  of 
  service  to  be  performed,  in  order  to  save  a  penalty  or 
  forfeiture,  which  would  be  incurred  by  nonpayment  or 
  nonperformance;  as  the  tender  of  rent  due,  or  of  the 
  amount  of  a  note,  with  interest. 
  Note:  To  constitute  a  legal  tender,  such  money  must  be 
  offered  as  the  law  prescribes.  So  also  the  tender  must 
  be  at  the  time  and  place  where  the  rent  or  debt  ought 
  to  be  paid,  and  it  must  be  to  the  full  amount  due. 
  2.  Any  offer  or  proposal  made  for  acceptance;  as  a  tender  of 
  a  loan,  of  service,  or  of  friendship;  a  tender  of  a  bid 
  for  a  contract. 
  A  free  unlimited  tender  of  the  gospel.  --South. 
  3.  The  thing  offered;  especially,  money  offered  in  payment  of 
  an  obligation.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tender  \Ten"der\,  v.  t. 
  To  have  a  care  of  to  be  tender  toward;  hence  to  regard;  to 
  esteem;  to  value.  [Obs.] 
  For  first  next  after  life,  he  tendered  her  good. 
  Tender  yourself  more  dearly.  --Shak. 
  To  see  a  prince  in  want  would  move  a  miser's  charity. 
  Our  western  princes  tendered  his  case,  which  they 
  counted  might  be  their  own  --Fuller. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tender  \Ten"der\,  a.  [Compar.  {Tenderer};  superl.  {Tenderest}.] 
  [F.  tendre,  L.  tener;  probably  akin  to  tenuis  thin.  See 
  1.  Easily  impressed,  broken,  bruised,  or  injured;  not  firm  or 
  hard;  delicate;  as  tender  plants;  tender  flesh;  tender 
  2.  Sensible  to  impression  and  pain;  easily  pained. 
  Our  bodies  are  not  naturally  more  tender  than  our 
  faces.  --L'Estrange. 
  3.  Physically  weak;  not  hardly  or  able  to  endure  hardship; 
  immature;  effeminate. 
  The  tender  and  delicate  woman  among  you  --Deut. 
  xxviii.  56. 
  4.  Susceptible  of  the  softer  passions,  as  love,  compassion, 
  kindness;  compassionate;  pitiful;  anxious  for  another's 
  good;  easily  excited  to  pity,  forgiveness,  or  favor; 
  The  Lord  is  very  pitiful,  and  of  tender  mercy. 
  --James  v.  11. 
  I  am  choleric  by  my  nature,  and  tender  by  my  temper. 
  5.  Exciting  kind  concern;  dear;  precious. 
  I  love  Valentine,  Whose  life's  as  tender  to  me  as  my 
  soul!  --Shak. 
  6.  Careful  to  save  inviolate,  or  not  to  injure;  --  with  of 
  ``Tender  of  property.''  --Burke. 
  The  civil  authority  should  be  tender  of  the  honor  of 
  God  and  religion.  --Tillotson. 
  7.  Unwilling  to  cause  pain;  gentle;  mild. 
  You  that  are  thus  so  tender  o'er  his  follies,  Will 
  never  do  him  good.  --Shak. 
  8.  Adapted  to  excite  feeling  or  sympathy;  expressive  of  the 
  softer  passions;  pathetic;  as  tender  expressions;  tender 
  expostulations;  a  tender  strain. 
  9.  Apt  to  give  pain;  causing  grief  or  pain;  delicate;  as  a 
  tender  subject.  ``Things  that  are  tender  and  unpleasing.'' 
  10.  (Naut.)  Heeling  over  too  easily  when  under  sail;  --  said 
  of  a  vessel. 
  Note:  Tender  is  sometimes  used  in  the  formation  of 
  self-explaining  compounds;  as  tender-footed, 
  tender-looking,  tender-minded,  tender-mouthed,  and  the 
  Syn:  Delicate;  effeminate;  soft;  sensitive;  compassionate; 
  kind  humane;  merciful;  pitiful. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  given  to  sympathy  or  gentleness  or  sentimentality;  "a  tender 
  heart";  "a  tender  smile";  "tender  loving  care"; 
  "tender  memories";  "a  tender  mother"  [ant:  {tough}] 
  2:  hurting;  "the  tender  spot  on  his  jaw"  [syn:  {sensitive},  {sore}] 
  3:  susceptible  to  physical  or  emotional  injury;  "at  a  tender 
  age"  [syn:  {vulnerable}] 
  4:  having  or  displaying  warmth  or  affection;  "affectionate 
  children";  "caring  parents";  "a  fond  embrace";  "fond  of 
  his  nephew";  "a  tender  glance";  "a  warm  embrace"  [syn:  {affectionate}, 
  {caring},  {fond},  {lovesome},  {warm}] 
  5:  easy  to  cut  or  chew;  "tender  beef"  [ant:  {tough}] 
  6:  physically  untoughened;  "tender  feet"  [syn:  {untoughened}] 
  [ant:  {tough}] 
  7:  (used  of  boats)  inclined  to  heel  over  easily  under  sail 
  [syn:  {crank},  {cranky},  {tippy}] 
  8:  (of  plants)  not  hardy;  easily  killed  by  adverse  growing 
  condition;  "tender  green  shoots" 
  n  1:  something  used  as  an  official  medium  of  payment  [syn:  {legal 
  2:  a  proposal  to  buy  at  a  specified  price  [syn:  {bid}] 
  3:  attached  to  a  locomotive  to  carry  fuel  and  water 
  4:  a  boat  for  communication  between  ship  and  shore  [syn:  {ship's 
  boat},  {pinnace}] 
  5:  usually  provides  supplies  to  other  ships  [syn:  {supply  ship}] 
  v  1:  offer  or  present  for  acceptance 
  2:  propose  a  payment;  as  at  sales  or  auctions;  "The  Swiss 
  dealer  offered  $2  million  for  the  painting"  [syn:  {offer}, 
  3:  make  a  tender  of  in  legal  settlements 
  4:  make  tender  or  more  tender;  "tenderize  meat"  [syn:  {tenderize}] 

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