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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something;
- Example: "no medical care was required"
- Example: "the old car needs constant attention"
[syn: care, attention, aid, tending]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward;
- Example: "he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"
- Example: "I am not minded to answer any questions"
[syn: apt(p), disposed(p), given(p), minded(p), tending(p)]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tend \Tend\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tended; p. pr. & vb. n. Tending.] [Aphetic form of attend. See Attend, Tend to move, and cf. Tender one that tends or attends.] 1. To accompany as an assistant or protector; to care for the wants of; to look after; to watch; to guard; as, shepherds tend their flocks. --Shak. [1913 Webster] And flaming ministers to watch and tend Their earthly charge. --Milton. [1913 Webster] There 's not a sparrow or a wren, There 's not a blade of autumn grain, Which the four seasons do not tend And tides of life and increase lend. --Emerson. [1913 Webster] 2. To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to. [1913 Webster] Being to descend A ladder much in height, I did not tend My way well down. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] To tend a vessel (Naut.), to manage an anchored vessel when the tide turns, so that in swinging she shall not entangle the cable. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tending adj 1: (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward; "he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not minded to answer any questions" [syn: apt(p), disposed(p), given(p), minded(p), tending(p)] n 1: the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention" [syn: care, attention, aid, tending]