[syn: apt(p), disposed(p), given(p), minded(p), tending(p)]
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.
And flaming ministers to watch and tend
Their earthly charge. --Milton.
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.
2. To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.
Being to descend
A ladder much in height, I did not tend
My way well down. --Chapman.
To tend a vessel (Naut.), to manage an anchored vessel when
the tide turns, so that in swinging she shall not entangle
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,