Crossword clues for tender
- Title seeker
- A boat for communication between ship and shore
- Ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
- A formal proposal to buy at a specified price
- Something used as an official medium of payment
- Car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
- Supply boat
- Jolly boat
- " . . . ___ is the night": Keats
- Naval vessel
- "The ___ Trap," Sinatra film
- Legal ___
- Supply ship
- Word with loin or foot
- Formal offer
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tender \Ten"der\, n.
(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.
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.
The thing offered; especially, money offered in payment of an obligation.
Legal tender. See under Legal.
Tender of issue (Law), a form of words in a pleading, by which a party offers to refer the question raised upon it to the appropriate mode of decision.
Tender \Tend"er\, n. [From Tend to attend. Cf. Attender.]
One who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a nurse.
(Naut.) A vessel employed to attend other vessels, to supply them with provisions and other stores, to convey intelligence, or the like.
A car attached to a locomotive, for carrying a supply of fuel and water.
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.]
(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.
To offer in words; to present for acceptance.
You see how all conditions, how all minds, . . . tender down Their services to Lord Timon.
Tender \Ten"der\, a. [Compar. Tenderer; superl. Tenderest.] [F. tendre, L. tener; probably akin to tenuis thin. See Thin.]
Easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender fruit.
Sensible to impression and pain; easily pained.
Our bodies are not naturally more tender than our faces.
Physically weak; not hardly or able to endure hardship; immature; effeminate.
The tender and delicate woman among you.
--Deut. xxviii. 56.
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.
Exciting kind concern; dear; precious.
I love Valentine, Whose life's as tender to me as my soul!
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.
Unwilling to cause pain; gentle; mild.
You, that are thus so tender o'er his follies, Will never do him good.
Adapted to excite feeling or sympathy; expressive of the softer passions; pathetic; as, tender expressions; tender expostulations; a tender strain.
Apt to give pain; causing grief or pain; delicate; as, a tender subject. ``Things that are tender and unpleasing.''
(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.
Syn: Delicate; effeminate; soft; sensitive; compassionate; kind; humane; merciful; pitiful.
Tender \Ten"der\, n. [Cf. F. tendre.]
Regard; care; kind concern. [Obs.]
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.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"soft, easily injured," early 13c., from Old French tendre "soft, delicate; young" (11c.), from Latin tenerem (nominative tener) "soft, delicate; of tender age, youthful," from a derivative of PIE root *ten- "stretch" (see tenet), on the notion of "stretched," hence "thin," hence "weak" or "young." Compare Sanskrit tarunah "young, tender," Greek teren "tender, delicate," Armenian t'arm "young, fresh, green." \n
\nMeaning "kind, affectionate, loving" first recorded early 14c. Meaning "having the delicacy of youth, immature" is attested in English from early 14c. Related: Tenderly; tenderness. Tender-hearted first recorded 1530s.
"to offer formally," 1540s, from Middle French tendre "to offer, hold forth" (11c.), from Latin tendere "to stretch, extend" (see tenet). The retention of the ending of the French infinitive is unusual (see render (v.) for another example). The noun meaning "formal offer for acceptance" is from 1540s; specific sense of "money that may be legally offered as payment" is from 1740; hence legal tender "currency."
"person who tends another," late 15c., probably an agent noun formed from Middle English tenden "attend to" (see tend (v.2)); later extended to locomotive engineers (1825) and barmen (1883). The meaning "small boat used to attend larger ones" first recorded 1670s.
1 Sensitive or pain to the touch. 2 Easily bruised or injured; not firm or hard; delicate. 3 Physically weak; not able to endure hardship. 4 (context of food English) Soft and easily chewed. 5 Sensible to impression and pain; easily pained. 6 fond, loving, gentle, sweet. 7 Adapted to excite feeling or sympathy; expressive of the softer passions; pathetic. 8 Apt to give pain; causing grief or pain; delicate. 9 (context nautical English) Heeling over too easily when under sail; said of a vessel. 10 (context obsolete English) Exciting kind concern; dear; precious. 11 (context obsolete English) Careful to keep inviolate, or not to injure; used with ''of''. n. 1 (context obsolete English) regard; care; kind concern 2 The inner flight muscle (pectoralis minor) of poultry. v
1 (context now rare English) To make tender or delicate; to weaken. 2 to feel tenderly towards; to regard fondly. Etymology 2
n. 1 (context obsolete English) Someone who tends or waits on someone. 2 (context rail transport English) A railroad car towed behind a steam engine to carry fuel and water. 3 (context nautical English) A naval ship that functions as a mobile base for other ships. 4 (context nautical English) A smaller boat used for transportation between a large ship and the shore. Etymology 3
n. 1 A means of payment such as a check or cheque, cash or credit card. 2 (context legal English) A formal offer to buy or sell something. 3 Any offer or proposal made for acceptance. vb. 1 (context formal English) To offer, to give. 2 to offer a payment, as at sales or auctions.
adj. given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother" [ant: tough]
susceptible to physical or emotional injury; "at a tender age" [syn: vulnerable]
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]
easy to cut or chew; "tender beef" [ant: tough]
(of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots"
n. something used as an official medium of payment [syn: legal tender]
a formal proposal to buy at a specified price [syn: bid]
car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
ship that usually provides supplies to other ships [syn: supply ship]
Tender may refer to:
A tender or coal-car is a special rail vehicle hauled by a steam locomotive containing its fuel ( wood, coal, or oil) and water. Steam locomotives consume large quantities of water compared to the quantity of fuel, so their tenders are necessary to keep them running over long distances. A locomotive that pulls a tender is called a tender locomotive. Locomotives that do not have tenders and carry all their fuel and water on board the locomotive (itself) instead are called tank locomotives.
A brake tender is a tender that is heavy and used (primarily) to provide greater braking efficiency.
"Tender" is a 1999 song by English rock band Blur.
Tender is a compilation album by British rock artists Wishbone Ash, released in May 2008 by the Talking Elephant label. It features mellow songs by the band and complements the album Tough, featuring a compilation of rock numbers, that was released at the same time.
Tender (formerly Until the Violence Stops) is a London-based charitable organisation that works to prevent domestic violence. Founded in 2003, Tender delivers educational violence prevention programmes to secondary schools, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) and youth centres throughout Greater London.
Tender is a short comedy which was produced in Brisbane, Queensland by independent filmmaker Liz Tomkins and stars Australian stage, television and film actor Mark Conaghan.
The film was developed and produced under the Screen Australia Raw Nerve Short Film Initiative offered by QPIX in association with Screen Development Australia and Screen Queensland.
Usage examples of "tender".
The efforts of the Cortes were chiefly directed to the averting of the catastrophe of a national bankruptcy, which was effected by the acceptation of a loan, conjointly tendered by the Mercantile Association, and the Lisbon bank.
It was deep twilight when Ace sat down in front of the fire and attacked the tender, roasted meat, washing it down with swallows of coffee.
Boil until tender in salted and acidulated water to cover and serve with Hollandaise Sauce.
Julius was ageless and ancient, child and crone, a cruel sodomite and a tender saint.
Serena has a cruel and ungrateful appearance, which, according to the circumstances of the action, may be aggravated, or excused, by the consideration of her tender age.
They made no difference between me and their own child, and Alette became to me the tenderest and best of sisters.
Now beholding the scarred face of him, the tender, smiling lips, the adoration in his grey eyes, she trembled amain and, swaying to him, rested her hands on his mailed shoulders.
I invented on the spot three purely imaginary stories, making a great display of tender sentiments and of ardent love, but without alluding to amorous enjoyment, particularly when she seemed to expect me to do so.
If a feeling of modesty does not deter you from shewing yourself tender, loving, and full of amorous ardour with me in his presence, how could I be ashamed, when, on the contrary, I ought to feel proud of myself?
Seeing her every day, I had dispersed my amorous fancies, and friendship and gratitude seemed to have vanquished all other feelings, for I was obliged to confess that this charming girl had lavished on me the most tender and assiduous care.
My mother asked him to talk to her and he returned from the guest house with his Fra Angelico eyebrows lifted in tender exasperation.
He is rather like that detestable and spidery thing the araucaria, which has a wound for every tender hand, and invites no bright-eyed feathered songsters to perch or build among its sinister branches.
And I recommend to them that, while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation, and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity, and union.
Have carrots cut in small cubes or straws, turnips and beet root the same, green string beans cut in small pieces, asparagus and peas, all cooked separately until tender.
On the occasion of my third supper with Anastasia I was more tender than ever, and she was very much astonished to find that I had cooled down when I got to my room.