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English adjective: tender

1. tender given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality


SamplesA tender heart.
A tender smile.
Tender loving care.
Tender memories.
A tender mother.


Similarprotective, sentimental


See alsosoft


Antonymstough

2. tender hurting


SamplesThe tender spot on his jaw.


Synonymsraw, sensitive, sore


Similarpainful


Antonymspainless

3. tender young and immature


SamplesAt a tender age.


Similarimmature, young


Antonymsold

4. tender having or displaying warmth or affection


SamplesAffectionate children.
A fond embrace.
Fond of his nephew.
A tender glance.
A warm embrace.


Synonymsaffectionate, fond, lovesome, warm


Similarloving


Antonymsunloving

5. tender easy to cut or chew


SamplesTender beef.


Similarchewable, crisp, crispy, cuttable, flakey, flaky, tenderised, tenderized


See alsocomestible, eatable, edible


Antonymstough

6. tender physically untoughened


SamplesTender feet.


Synonymsuntoughened


Similardelicate, soft


See alsoweak


Antonymstoughened, tough

7. tender (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail


Synonymscrank, cranky, tippy


Similarunstable


Domain categoryboat


Antonymsstable

8. tender (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition


SamplesTender green shoots.


Similardelicate


Domain categoryflora, plant, plant life


Antonymsrugged


English noun: tender

1. tender (possession) something that can be used as an official medium of payment


Synonymslegal tender, stamp


Broader (hypernym)medium of exchange, monetary system


Narrower (hyponym)food stamp

2. tender (person) someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another


Synonymsattendant, attender


Broader (hypernym)assistant, help, helper, supporter


Narrower (hyponym)arouser, baggageman, batman, bellboy, bellhop, bellman, bridesmaid, caddie, checker, companion, courtier, cupbearer, equerry, escort, esquire, famulus, flight attendant, gallant, gillie, golf caddie, groomsman, hospital attendant, lifeguard, lifesaver, linkboy, linkman, litter-bearer, loader, maid of honor, matron of honor, orderly, orderly, page, page, racker, rocker, rouser, second, servitor, squire, squire, steward, stretcher-bearer, trainbearer, varlet, waker

3. tender (communication) a formal proposal to buy at a specified price


Synonymsbid


Broader (hypernym)offer, offering


Narrower (hyponym)buyout bid, overbid

4. tender (artifact) car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water


Broader (hypernym)car, railcar, railroad car, railway car

5. tender (artifact) a boat for communication between ship and shore


Synonymscutter, pinnace, ship's boat


Broader (hypernym)boat


Narrower (hyponym)gig

6. tender (artifact) ship that usually provides supplies to other ships


Synonymssupply ship


Broader (hypernym)ship


English verb: tender

1. tender (possession) offer or present for acceptance


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)gift, give, present

2. tender (possession) propose a payment


SamplesThe Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting.


Synonymsbid, offer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Narrower (hyponym)by-bid, outbid, overbid, subscribe, underbid, underbid


Entailbargain, dicker


Domain categoryauction, auction sale, vendue

3. tender (possession) make a tender of; in legal settlements


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)offer, proffer

4. tender (change) make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer


SamplesTenderize meat.


Synonymstenderise, tenderize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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