Visit the forum if you have a language query!

tender

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Nothing is beneath you if it is in the direction of your life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jump to: navigation, search

English

Wikipedia-logo-en.png
Wikipedia has articles on:
Wikipedia

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old French tendre, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] tener.

Adjective

tender (comparative tenderer, superlative tenderest)

Positive
tender

Comparative
tenderer

Superlative
tenderest

  1. Sensitive or painful to be touched.
    (A date for this quote is being sought): Be careful, that area is tender. - Mike Meyers as the voice of the title character in the movie Shrek.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Soft and easily chewed.
    (A date for this quote is being sought): The matrix is telling my brain this steak is tender, succulent and juicy. - Joey Pantolino in the movie The Matrix'.'
  3. Fond, loving, gentle, sweet
    Suzanne was such a tender and sweet mother to her children.
Derived terms
Translations
The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

Etymology 2

From Middle English tenden.

EB1911A-pict1.png This entry lacks an etymology. If you are familiar with the origin of this word, please add it to the page as described here.
Particularly: “explain diverse meanings, or is this really one etymology? I.e. what does means of payment have to do with railroad car? Isn’t the latter derived from Ety 3?”

Noun

Singular
tender

Plural
{{{1}}}

tender ({{{1}}})
  1. A means of payment such as a check or cheque, cash or credit card.
    Your credit card has been declined. You need to provide some other tender such as cash.
  2. (law) A formal offer to buy or sell something.
    We will submit our tender to you within the week.
  3. A railroad car towed behind a steam engine to carry fuel.
  4. (nautical) A naval ship that functions as a mobile base for other ships.
    submarine tender
    destroyer tender
  5. (nautical) A boat used for transportation between a ship and shore.
Translations
See also

Etymology 3

From Middle French tendre.

Verb

Infinitive
to tender

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to tender (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (formal) To offer, to give.
    • tender one’s resignation
    • 1864 November 21, Abraham Lincoln (signed) or John Hay, letter to Mrs. Bixby in Boston
      I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.
  2. To offer a payment, as at sales or auctions.
Synonyms
Translations

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈtɛndɛr/

Noun

tender m. [[Category:Template:lang:pl nouns|tender]]

  1. tender (a railroad car towed behind a steam engine to carry fuel)

Declension

Singular Plural
Nominative tender tendry
Genitive tendra tendrów
Dative tendrowi tendrom
Accusative tender tendry
Instrumental tendrem tendrami
Locative tendrze tendrach
Vocative tendrze tendry

Spanish

Verb

tender (first-person singular present tiendo, first-person singular preterite tendí, past participle tendido)

  1. (transitive) to spread, to stretch out
  2. (transitive) to lay (cable)
  3. (transitive) to make (a bed)
  4. (transitive) to hang up (clothes)
  5. (transitive) to build (a bridge across an expanse)
  6. (transitive) to extend (the hand)
  7. (transitive) to floor (with a punch), to stretch out
  8. (transitive) to cast (a net)
  9. (transitive) to set (a trap)
  10. (transitive) to coat (with plaster)
  11. (intransitive) to tend to, to have a tendency
  12. (reflexive) to lay oneself down

Conjugation


Related terms

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE