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Etymology 1

From Template:Fro {{ Template:Fro/script |[[tendre#Template:Fro|tendre]]|face=term|lang=fro}}, from [[tener#|tener]] (soft, delicate).

Adjective

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  1. Sensitive or painful to the touch.
    • 1597, William Shakespeare, All's Well that Ends Well, 3,2:
      .{{#invoke:String|rep| .|2}}poore Lord, is't I
      That chaſe thee from thy Countrie, and expoſe
      Thoſe tender limbes of thine.{{#invoke:String|rep| .|2}}
    • 2006, Mike Myers (as the voice of the title character), Shrek (movie)
      Be careful: that area is tender.
  2. Easily bruised or injured; not firm or hard; delicate.
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  3. Physically weak; not able to endure hardship.
    • Bible, Deuteronomy xxviii. 56
      the tender and delicate woman among you
  4. (Articlesof food) Soft and easily chewed.
    • 2001, Joey Pantolino (character), The Matrix (movie)
      The Matrix is telling my brain this steak is tender, succulent, and juicy.
  5. Sensible to impression and pain; easily pained.
    • L'Estrange
      Our bodies are not naturally more tender than our faces.
  6. Fond, loving, gentle, sweet.
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    • Bible, James v. 11
      The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
    • Shakespeare
      You, that are thus so tender o'er his follies, / Will never do him good.
    • Fuller
      I am choleric by my nature, and tender by my temper.
  7. Adapted to excite feeling or sympathy; expressive of the softer passions; pathetic.
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  8. Apt to give pain; causing grief or pain; delicate.
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    • Francis Bacon
      Things that are tender and unpleasing.
  9. (Articlesnautical) Heeling over too easily when under sail; said of a vessel.
  10. (Articlesobsolete) Exciting kind concern; dear; precious.
    • Shakespeare
      I love Valentine, / Whose life's as tender to me as my soul!
  11. (Articlesobsolete) Careful to keep inviolate, or not to injure; used with of.
    • Burke
      tender of property
    • Tillotson
      The civil authority should be tender of the honour of God and religion.
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Verb

Tender (third-person singular simple present [[Tenders#|Tenders]], present participle [[Tendering#|Tendering]], simple past and past participle [[Tendered#|Tendered]])
  1. (Articlesnow Articlesrare) To make tender or delicate; to weaken.
    • Template:RQ:RBrtn AntmyMlncly, vol.I, New York, 2001, p.233:
      To such as are wealthy, live plenteously, at ease, […] these viands are to be forborne, if they be inclined to, or suspect melancholy, as they tender their healths […].
    • {{#invoke: fallback|langSwitchfromWiki}} Putnam Fadeless Dyes [flyer packaged with granulated dye]:
      Putnam Fadeless Dyes will not injure any material. Boiling water does tender some materials. […] Also, silk fibers are very tender when wet and care should be take not to boil them too vigorously.
  2. to feel tenderly towards; to regard fondly.

Noun

Tender (plural [[~#|~]])
  1. (Articlesobsolete) regard; care; kind concern
  2. The inner flight muscle (pectoralis minor) of poultry.

Etymology 2

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Noun

Tender (plural [[Tenders#|Tenders]])
  1. (Articlesobsolete) Someone who tends or waits on someone.
  2. (Articlesrail transport) A railroad car towed behind a steam engine to carry fuel and water.
  3. (Articlesnautical) A naval ship that functions as a mobile base for other ships.
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  4. (Articlesnautical) A smaller boat used for transportation between a large ship and the shore.
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Etymology 3

From Template:Frm {{ Template:Frm/script |[[tendre#Template:Frm|tendre]]|face=term|lang=frm}} (stretch out).

Verb

Tender (third-person singular simple present [[Tenders#|Tenders]], present participle [[Tendering#|Tendering]], simple past and past participle [[Tendered#|Tendered]])
  1. (Articlesformal) To offer, to give.
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    • Shakespeare
      You see how all conditions, how all minds, .{{#invoke:String|rep| .|2}} tender down / Their services to Lord Timon.
    • 1864 November 21, Abraham Lincoln (signed) or John Hay, letter to Mrs. Bixby in Boston
      I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.
  2. to offer a payment, as at sales or auctions.
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Noun

Tender (plural [[Tenders#|Tenders]])
  1. A means of payment such as a check or cheque, cash or credit card.
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  2. (Articleslegal) A formal offer to buy or sell something.
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  3. Any offer or proposal made for acceptance.
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Dutch

Etymology

Template:Borrowing [[tender#|tender]]

Pronunciation

Noun

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  1. [[tender#|tender]]

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Italian

Verb

Tender

  1. Template:Apocopic form of

Polish

Pronunciation

Noun

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  1. tender (a railroad car towed behind a steam engine to carry fuel)

Declension

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Portuguese

Etymology

From [[tendere#|tendere]], present active infinitive of [[tendō#|tendō]].

Pronunciation

  • (PT) /tẽˈdeɾ/

Verb

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  1. to tend
  2. to trend

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Spanish

Etymology

From [[tendere#|tendere]], present active infinitive of [[tendō#|tendō]].

Verb

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  1. (Articlestransitive) to spread, to stretch out
  2. (Articlestransitive) to lay (cable)
  3. (Articlestransitive) to make (a bed)
  4. (Articlestransitive) to hang up (clothes)
  5. (Articlestransitive) to build (a bridge across an expanse)
  6. (Articlestransitive) to extend (the hand)
  7. (Articlestransitive) to floor (with a punch), to stretch out
  8. (Articlestransitive) to cast (a net)
  9. (Articlestransitive) to set (a trap)
  10. (Articlestransitive) to coat (with plaster)
  11. (Articlesintransitive) to tend to, to have a tendency
  12. (Articlesreflexive) to lay oneself down

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