20 Definitions of Tender

The meaning of the word tender, the definition of Tender:

n. - One who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a nurse.

n. - A vessel employed to attend other vessels, to supply them with provisions and other stores, to convey intelligence, or the like.

n. - A car attached to a locomotive, for carrying a supply of fuel and water.

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. - The thing offered; especially, money offered in payment of an obligation.

n. - Regard; care; kind concern.

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.

superl. - Easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender fruit.

superl. - Sensible to impression and pain; easily pained.

superl. - Physically weak; not hardly or able to endure hardship; immature; effeminate.

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. - Exciting kind concern; dear; precious.

superl. - Careful to save inviolate, or not to injure; -- with of.

superl. - Unwilling to cause pain; gentle; mild.

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. - Heeling over too easily when under sail; -- said of a vessel.

v. t. - To have a care of; to be tender toward; hence, to regard; to esteem; to value.

The word "tender" uses 6 letters: D E E N R T

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after tender, or to tender in any order:

c - centred credent   d - trended   e - entered   o - erodent   p - pretend   s - tenders   u - denture retuned tenured  

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de dee deer deet den dene dent dere deter dree ed en end ender enter er ere ern erne et ne nee need nerd net re red rede ree reed rend rent rente ret rete te ted tee teed teen ten tend tern terne tree treed treen trend

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