[ US /ˈtɛndɝ/ ]
[ UK /tˈɛndɐ/ ]
  1. physically untoughened
    tender feet
  2. young and immature
    at a tender age
  3. hurting
    the tender spot on his jaw
  4. given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality
    a tender smile
    tender memories
    a tender heart
    a tender mother
    tender loving care
  5. easy to cut or chew
    tender beef
  6. (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition
    tender green shoots
  7. having or displaying warmth or affection
    affectionate children
    a tender glance
    a fond embrace
    fond of his nephew
  8. (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
  1. offer or present for acceptance
  2. make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
    tenderize meat
  3. propose a payment
    The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting
  4. make a tender of; in legal settlements
  1. a boat for communication between ship and shore
  2. a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
  3. someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
  4. something that can be used as an official medium of payment
  5. ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
  6. car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
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How To Use tender In A Sentence

  • Within five years, a unified currency in 1933 the "central" issue of "legal tender" currency has been relatively stable, so Donglai Bank has to resume business.
  • Bake at 350 until barley is tender and has absorbed liquid, about 1 - 1 1/2 hour. Archive 2006-11-01
  • I still see Mr. Berman's portable shtender in the shul and I have to smile because I immediately see his warm gentle smile and think about how fortunate I was to have met your father.
  • It was a smile Elizabeth had never seen on her husband's face before; one so full of love and tenderness that her heart melted.
  • I felt something akin to the tender hatred one can sense when staring hard at a photograph of oneself.
  • It will be given a tender from another departed locomotive and regain its former Sierra appearance.
  • We are the tender love in the world.
  • That will help you because then you will be able to include it in tenders for work and so on. Times, Sunday Times
  • Interest rates would then rise as the central bank increased its discount rate to discourage borrowing and the demands for legal tender.
  • Bu to me, this looks like a supped up contender breakaction. And Now, A Really Manly Handgun
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