Definitions for tender

Definitions for (noun) tender

Main entry: tender, supply ship

Definition: ship that usually provides supplies to other ships

Main entry: tender, cutter, pinnace, ship's boat

Definition: a boat for communication between ship and shore

Main entry: tender

Definition: car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water

Main entry: bid, tender

Definition: a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

Main entry: attendant, attender, tender

Definition: someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

Main entry: legal tender, tender, stamp

Definition: something that can be used as an official medium of payment

Definitions for (verb) tender

Main entry: tender, tenderise, tenderize

Definition: make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer

Usage: tenderize meat

Main entry: tender

Definition: make a tender of; in legal settlements

Main entry: tender

Definition: offer or present for acceptance

Main entry: tender, offer, bid

Definition: propose a payment

Usage: The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting

Definitions for (adj) tender

Main entry: tender

Definition: (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition

Usage: tender green shoots

Main entry: fond, lovesome, tender, warm, affectionate

Definition: having or displaying warmth or affection

Usage: affectionate children; a fond embrace; fond of his nephew; a tender glance; a warm embrace

Main entry: tender

Definition: young and immature

Usage: at a tender age

Main entry: sensitive, sore, tender, raw

Definition: hurting

Usage: the tender spot on his jaw

Main entry: crank, cranky, tippy, tender

Definition: (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

Main entry: tender

Definition: easy to cut or chew

Usage: tender beef

Main entry: untoughened, tender

Definition: physically untoughened

Usage: tender feet

Main entry: tender

Definition: given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality

Usage: a tender heart; a tender smile; tender loving care; tender memories; a tender mother

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