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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (6)

1. something that can be used as an official medium of payment;
[syn: tender, legal tender, stamp]

2. someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another;
[syn: attendant, attender, tender]

3. a formal proposal to buy at a specified price;
[syn: bid, tender]

4. car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water;

5. a boat for communication between ship and shore;
[syn: tender, ship's boat, pinnace, cutter]

6. ship that usually provides supplies to other ships;
[syn: tender, supply ship]

VERB (4)

1. offer or present for acceptance;

2. propose a payment;
- Example: "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
[syn: offer, bid, tender]

3. make a tender of; in legal settlements;

4. make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer;
- Example: "tenderize meat"
[syn: tender, tenderize, tenderise]


1. given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality;
- Example: "a tender heart"
- Example: "a tender smile"
- Example: "tender loving care"
- Example: "tender memories"
- Example: "a tender mother"

2. hurting;
- Example: "the tender spot on his jaw"
[syn: sensitive, sore, raw, tender]

3. young and immature;
- Example: "at a tender age"

4. having or displaying warmth or affection;
- Example: "affectionate children"
- Example: "a fond embrace"
- Example: "fond of his nephew"
- Example: "a tender glance"
- Example: "a warm embrace"
[syn: affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warm]

5. easy to cut or chew;
- Example: "tender beef"

6. physically untoughened;
- Example: "tender feet"
[syn: tender, untoughened]

7. (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail;
[syn: crank, cranky, tender, tippy]

8. (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition;
- Example: "tender green shoots"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tender \Tend"er\, n. [From Tend to attend. Cf. Attender.] 1. One who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a nurse. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) A vessel employed to attend other vessels, to supply them with provisions and other stores, to convey intelligence, or the like. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] 3. A car attached to a locomotive, for carrying a supply of fuel and water. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] 1. (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. [1913 Webster] 2. To offer in words; to present for acceptance. [1913 Webster] You see how all conditions, how all minds, . . . tender down Their services to Lord Timon. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tender \Ten"der\, n. 1. (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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] A free, unlimited tender of the gospel. --South. [1913 Webster] 3. The thing offered; especially, money offered in payment of an obligation. --Shak. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] 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. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tender \Ten"der\, a. [Compar. Tenderer; superl. Tenderest.] [F. tendre, L. tener; probably akin to tenuis thin. See Thin.] 1. Easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender fruit. [1913 Webster] 2. Sensible to impression and pain; easily pained. [1913 Webster] Our bodies are not naturally more tender than our faces. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] 3. Physically weak; not hardly or able to endure hardship; immature; effeminate. [1913 Webster] The tender and delicate woman among you. --Deut. xxviii. 56. [1913 Webster] 4. Susceptible of the softer passions, as love, compassion, kindness; compassionate; pitiful; anxious for another's good; easily excited to pity, forgiveness, or favor; sympathetic. [1913 Webster] The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. --James v. 11. [1913 Webster] I am choleric by my nature, and tender by my temper. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 5. Exciting kind concern; dear; precious. [1913 Webster] I love Valentine, Whose life's as tender to me as my soul! --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. Careful to save inviolate, or not to injure; -- with of. "Tender of property." --Burke. [1913 Webster] The civil authority should be tender of the honor of God and religion. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 7. Unwilling to cause pain; gentle; mild. [1913 Webster] You, that are thus so tender o'er his follies, Will never do him good. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 8. Adapted to excite feeling or sympathy; expressive of the softer passions; pathetic; as, tender expressions; tender expostulations; a tender strain. [1913 Webster] 9. Apt to give pain; causing grief or pain; delicate; as, a tender subject. "Things that are tender and unpleasing." --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 10. (Naut.) Heeling over too easily when under sail; -- said of a vessel. [1913 Webster] Note: Tender is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, tender-footed, tender-looking, tender-minded, tender-mouthed, and the like. [1913 Webster] Syn: Delicate; effeminate; soft; sensitive; compassionate; kind; humane; merciful; pitiful. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tender \Ten"der\, n. [Cf. F. tendre.] Regard; care; kind concern. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tender \Ten"der\, v. t. To have a care of; to be tender toward; hence, to regard; to esteem; to value. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] For first, next after life, he tendered her good. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Tender yourself more dearly. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tender adj 1: given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother" [ant: tough] 2: hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw" [syn: sensitive, sore, raw, tender] 3: young and immature; "at a tender age" 4: having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace" [syn: affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warm] 5: easy to cut or chew; "tender beef" [ant: tough] 6: physically untoughened; "tender feet" [syn: tender, untoughened] [ant: tough, toughened] 7: (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail [syn: crank, cranky, tender, tippy] 8: (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots" n 1: something that can be used as an official medium of payment [syn: tender, legal tender, stamp] 2: someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another [syn: attendant, attender, tender] 3: a formal proposal to buy at a specified price [syn: bid, tender] 4: car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water 5: a boat for communication between ship and shore [syn: tender, ship's boat, pinnace, cutter] 6: ship that usually provides supplies to other ships [syn: tender, supply ship] v 1: offer or present for acceptance 2: propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting" [syn: offer, bid, tender] 3: make a tender of; in legal settlements 4: make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer; "tenderize meat" [syn: tender, tenderize, tenderise]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

TENDER, contracts, pleadings. A tender is an offer to do or perform an act which the party offering, is bound to perform to the party to whom the offer is made. 2. A tender may be of money or of specific articles; these will be separately considered. Sec. 1. Of the lender of money. To make la valid tender the following requisites are necessary: 1. It must be made by a person capable of paying: for if it be made by a stranger without the consent of the debtor, it will be insufficient. Cro. Eliz. 48, 132; 2 M. & S. 86; Co. Lit. 206. 3.-2. It must be made to the creditor having capacity to receive it, or to his authorized agent. 1 Camp. 477; Dougl. 632; 5 Taunt. 307; S. C. 1 Marsh. 55; 6 Esp. 95; 3 T. R. 683; 14 Serg. & Rawle, 307; 1 Nev. & M. 398; S. C. 28 E. C. L. R. 324; 4 B. & C. 29 S. C. 10 E. C. L. R. 272; 3 C. & P. 453 S. C. 14 E. C. L. R. 386; 1 M. & W. 310; M. & M. 238; 1 Esp. R. 349 1 C. & P. 365 4.-3. The whole sum due must be offered, in the lawful coin of the United States, or foreign coin made current by law; 2 N. & M. 519; and the offer must be unqualified by any circumstance whatever. 2 T. R. 305; 1 Campb. 131; 3 Campb. 70; 6 Taunt. 336; 3 Esp. C. 91; Stark. Ev. pt. 4, page 1392, n. g; 4 Campb. 156; 2 Campb. 21; 1 M. & W. 310. But a tender in bank notes, if not objected to on that account, will be good. 3 T. R. 554; 2 B. & P. 526; 1 Leigh's N. P. c. 1, S. 20; 9 Pick. 539; see 2 Caines, 116; 13 Mass. 235; 4 N. H. Rep. 296; 10 Wheat 333. But in such case, the amount tendered must be what is due exactly, for a tender of a five dollar note, demanding change, would not be a good tender of four dollars. 3 Campb. R. 70; 6 Taunt. R. 336; 2 Esp. R. 710; 2 D. & R. 305; S. C. 16 E. C. L. R. 87. And a tender was held good when made by a check contained in a letter, requesting a receipt in return which the plaintiff sent back demanding a larger sum, without objecting to the nature of the tender. 8 D. P. C. 442. When stock is to be tendered, everything must be done by the debtor to enable him to transfer it, but it is not absolutely requisite that it should be transferred. Str. 504, 533, 579. 5.-4. If a term had been stipulated in favor of a creditor, it must be expired; the offer should be made at the time agreed upon for the performance of the contract if made afterwards, it only goes in mitigation of damages, provided it be made before suit brought. 7 Taunt. 487; 8 East, R. 168; 5 Taunt. 240; 1 Saund. 33 a, note 2. The tender ought to be made before daylight is entirely gone. 7 Greenl. 31. 6.-5. The condition on which the debt was contracted must be fulfilled. 7.-6. The tender must be made at the place agreed upon for the payment, or, if there be no place appointed for that purpose, then to the creditor or his authorized agent. 8 John. 474; Lit. Sel. Cas. 132; Bac. Ab. h.t. c. 8. When a tender has been properly made, it is a complete defence to the action but the benefit of a tender is lost, if the creditor afterwards demand the thing due from the debtor, and the latter refuse to pay it. Kirby, 293. 9.-Sec. 2. Of the tender of specific articles. It is a rule that specific articles maybe tendered at some particular place, and not, like money, to the person of the creditor wherever found. When no place is expressly mentioned in the contract, the place of delivery is to be ascertained by the intent of the parties, to be collected from the nature of the case and its circumstances. If, for example, the contract is for delivery of goods from the seller to the buyer on demand, the former being the manufacturer of the goods or a dealer in them, no place being particularly named, the manufactory or store of the seller will be considered as the place intended, and a tender there will be sufficient. When the specific articles are at another place at the time of sale, that will be the place of delivery. 2 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 609 4 Wend. 377; 2 Applet. 325. 10. When the goods are cumbrous, and the place of delivery is not designated, nor to be inferred from the circumstances, it is presumed that it was intended that they should be delivered at any place which the creditor might reasonably appoint; if the creditor refuses, or names an unreasonable place, the debtor may select a proper place, and having given notice to the creditor, deliver the goods there. 2 Kent, Comm. 507; 1 Greenl. 120; Chip. on Contr. 51 13 Wend. 95; 2 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 610. Vide, generally, 20 Vin., Ab. 177; Bac. Ab. h.t.; 1 Sell. 314; Com. Dig. Action upon the case upon Assumpsit, H 8 Condition, L 4 Pleader, 2 G 2-2 W, 28,49-3 K 23-3 M 36; Chipm, on Contr. 31, 74; Ayl. Pand. B. 4, t. 29; 7 Greenl. 31 Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.