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Definition of Tender

Babylon English

bid, offer; overseer, supervisor; car attached to a locomotive for carrying fuel and water
gentle, soft, delicate
offer formally, suggest, make a suggestion
Tender Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
tener tenera tenerum
Tender Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A car attached to a locomotive, for carrying a supply of fuel and water.
  
(n.)
A vessel employed to attend other vessels, to supply them with provisions and other stores, to convey intelligence, or the like.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
One who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a nurse.
  
(n.)
Regard; care; kind concern.
  
(n.)
The thing offered; especially, money offered in payment of an obligation.
  
(superl.)
Adapted to excite feeling or sympathy; expressive of the softer passions; pathetic; as, tender expressions; tender expostulations; a tender strain.
  
(superl.)
Apt to give pain; causing grief or pain; delicate; as, a tender subject.
  
(superl.)
Careful to save inviolate, or not to injure; -- with of.
  
(superl.)
Easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender fruit.
  
(superl.)
Exciting kind concern; dear; precious.
  
(superl.)
Heeling over too easily when under sail; -- said of a vessel.
  
(superl.)
Physically weak; not hardly or able to endure hardship; immature; effeminate.
  
(superl.)
Sensible to impression and pain; easily pained.
  
(superl.)
Susceptible of the softer passions, as love, compassion, kindness; compassionate; pitiful; anxious for another's good; easily excited to pity, forgiveness, or favor; sympathetic.
  
(superl.)
Unwilling to cause pain; gentle; mild.
  
(v. t.)
To have a care of; to be tender toward; hence, to regard; to esteem; to value.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
To offer in words; to present for acceptance.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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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.
3. a car attached to a locomotive, for carrying a supply of fuel and water.
tender
\ten"der\, a. [compar. tenderer (?); superl. tenderest.] [f. tendre, l. tener; probably akin to tenuis thin. see thin.] 1. easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender fruit.
2. sensible to impression and pain; easily pained. our bodies are not naturally more tender than our faces.
3. physically weak; not hardly or able to endure hardship; immature; effeminate. the tender and delicate woman among you. 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; sympathetic. 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!
6. careful to save inviolate, or not to injure; -- with of. "tender of property." the civil authority should be tender of the honor of god and religion.
7. unwilling to cause pain; gentle; mild. you, that are thus so tender o'er his follies, will never do him good.
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 like.


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 tender loving care 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Awsaidd = a. ripe; tender, soft
Blydd = a. soft, tender; sappy
Clwc = m. a clucking, a. tender, soft to the touch
Cynnyg = n. proffer, offer; v. to offer; to tender
Esplydd = a. delicate, tender
Goddail = n. tender leaves
Gwlydd = n. stems of plants, a. mild, tender, soft
Llyth = n. what is tender, a. flat; flaccid, soft; base
Meddal = a. soft, mollient, tender
Meirion = n. a tender; a dairy man
Mwyll = a. emolient, tender
Mwynaidd = a. tender
Tyner = a. tender, lenient, mild
Tyneriad = n. a making tender
Tyneru = v. to make tender
Shakespeare Words
to hold, to esteem; To have consideration for
Anagram
      rented
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. something used as an official medium of payment
(synonym) legal tender
(hypernym) medium of exchange, monetary system
(hyponym) food stamp
2. someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
(synonym) attendant, attender
(hypernym) assistant, helper, help, supporter
(hyponym) companion
(derivation) tend
3. a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
(synonym) bid
(hypernym) offer, offering
(hyponym) overbid
4. car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
(hypernym) car, railcar, railway car, railroad car
5. a boat for communication between ship and shore
(synonym) ship's boat, pinnace, cutter
(hypernym) boat
(hyponym) gig
6. ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
(synonym) supply ship
(hypernym) ship

Verb
1. offer or present for acceptance
(hypernym) give, gift, present
2. propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
(synonym) offer, bid
(hyponym) by-bid
(entail) dicker, bargain
(derivation) bid
(classification) auction, auction sale, vendue
3. make a tender of; in legal settlements
(hypernym) offer, proffer
(derivation) bid
4. make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer; "tenderize meat"
(synonym) tenderize, tenderise
(hypernym) change, alter, modify

Adjective
1. given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"
(antonym) tough
(similar) caring, protective
(see-also) soft
2. hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"
(synonym) sensitive, sore
(similar) painful
3. susceptible to physical or emotional injury; "at a tender age"
(synonym) vulnerable
(similar) young, immature
4. having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "caring parents"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"
(synonym) affectionate, caring, fond, lovesome, warm
(similar) loving
5. easy to cut or chew; "tender beef"
(antonym) tough
(similar) chewable, cuttable
(see-also) edible, comestible, eatable
6. physically untoughened; "tender feet"
(synonym) untoughened
(antonym) tough, toughened
(similar) delicate, soft
(see-also) weak
7. (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
(synonym) crank, cranky, tippy
(similar) unstable
(classification) boat
8. (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots"
(similar) delicate
(classification) plant, flora, plant life
Tender Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Railroad-Related Terms
A vehicle connected to most steam locomotives which carried the coal (or oil) and water for the locomotive.
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
To offer for delivery against futures.
Copyright © 2000, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
submitting a price to sell/supply goods and services. Used mainly on government contracts where vendors are unaware of the price submitted by others.
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Glossary of petroleum Industry
1. the barge anchored alongside a relatively small offshore drilling platform, usually containing living quarters, storage space, and the mud system. 2. a shipment of oil presented by a shipper to a pipeline for movement.
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Tender Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Tender may refer to:

Biology
  • Tender plants which cannot withstand freezing temperatures

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Tender Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
A tender is an offer to do or perform an act which the party offering, is bound to perform to the party to whom the offer is made.

A tender may be of money or of specific articles; these will be separately considered.

Of the lender of money. To make a valid tender the following requisites are necessary: 1. It must be made by a person capable of paying: for if it be made by a stranger without the consent of the debtor, it will be insufficient.

It must be made to the creditor having capacity to receive it, or to his authorized agent.

The whole sum due must be offered, in the lawful coin of the United States, or foreign coin made current by law and the offer must be unqualified by any circumstance whatever. But a tender in bank notes, if not objected to on that account, will be good. But in such case, the amount tendered must be what is due exactly, for a tender of a five dollar note, demanding change, would not be a good tender of four dollars. And a tender was held good when made by a check contained in a letter, requesting a receipt in return which the plaintiff sent back demanding a larger sum, without objecting to the nature of the tender. When stock is to be tendered, everything must be done by the debtor to enable him to transfer it, but it is not absolutely requisite that it should be transferred.

If a term had been stipulated in favor of a creditor, it must be expired; the offer should be made at the time agreed upon for the performance of the contract if made afterwards, it only goes in mitigation of damages, provided it be made before suit brought. The tender ought to be made before day-light is entirely gone.

The condition on which the debt was contracted must be fulfilled.

The tender must be made at the place agreed upon for the payment, or, if there be no place appointed for that purpose, then to the creditor or his authorized agent.

When a tender has been properly made, it is a complete defence to the action but the benefit of a tender is lost, if the creditor afterwards demand the thing due from the debtor, and the latter refuse to pay it

Of the tender of specific articles. It is a rule that specific articles maybe tendered at some particular place, and not, like money, to the person of the creditor wherever found. When no place is expressly mentioned in the contract, the place of delivery is to be ascertained by the intent of the parties, to be collected from the nature of the case and its circumstances. If, for example, the contract is for delivery of goods from the seller to the buyer on demand, the former being the manufacturer of the goods or a dealer in them, no place being particularly named, the manufactory or store of the seller will be considered as the place intended, and a tender there will be sufficient. When the specific articles are at another place at the time of sale, that will be the place of delivery.

When the goods are cumbrous, and the place of delivery is not designated, nor to be inferred from the circumstances, it is presumed that it was intended that they should be delivered at any place which the creditor might reasonably appoint; if the creditor refuses, or names an unreasonable place, the debtor may select a proper place, and having given notice to the creditor, deliver the goods there.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Duhaime.org Legal Dictionary
An unconditional offer of a party to a contract to perform their part of the bargain. - (read more on Tender)
  
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Tender Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
a small boat used to transport crew and equipment from shore to a larger boat
Nautical Nomenclature
a small boat used to transport crew and equipment from shore to a larger boat
Tender Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
tender, nipple
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About