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Definitions of tender:
  • noun:   ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
  • noun:   a boat for communication between ship and shore
  • noun:   car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
  • noun:   something used as an official medium of payment
  • noun:   a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
  • noun:   someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
  • verb:   make a tender of; in legal settlements
  • verb:   offer or present for acceptance
  • verb:   make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
    Example: "Tenderize meat"
  • verb:   propose a payment
  • adjective:   susceptible to physical or emotional injury
    Example: "At a tender age"
  • adjective:   easy to cut or chew
    Example: "Tender beef"
  • adjective:   physically untoughened
    Example: "Tender feet"
  • adjective:   given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality
    Example: "A tender heart"
  • adjective:   (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition
    Example: "Tender green shoots"
  • adjective:   hurting
    Example: "The tender spot on his jaw"
  • adjective:   (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
  • adjective:   having or displaying warmth or affection
    Example: "A tender glance"

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