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tender



I - noun
1. someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
Syn:
attendant, attender
Derivationally related forms:
tend, attend (for: attender), attend (for: attendant)
Hypernyms:
assistant, helper, help, supporter
Hyponyms:
companion, baggageman, batman, bellboy, bellman,
bellhop, bridesmaid, maid of honor, caddie, golf caddie, checker,
courtier, cupbearer, equerry, escort, esquire, famulus,
gillie, groomsman, lifeguard, lifesaver, linkboy, linkman,
loader, matron of honor, orderly, hospital attendant, page, varlet,
racker, rocker, second, servitor, squire, gallant,
steward, flight attendant, stretcher-bearer, litter-bearer, trainbearer, waker,
rouser, arouser
2. a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
Syn:
bid
Derivationally related forms:
bid (for: bid)
Hypernyms:
offer, offering
Hyponyms:
overbid, buyout bid
3. a boat for communication between ship and shore
Syn:
ship's boat, pinnace, cutter
Hypernyms:
boat
Hyponyms:
gig
4. ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
Syn:
supply ship
Hypernyms:
ship
5. something that can be used as an official medium of payment
Syn:
legal tender, stamp
Hypernyms:
medium of exchange, monetary system
Hyponyms:
food stamp
6. car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
Hypernyms:
car, railcar, railway car, railroad car

II - verb
1. offer or present for acceptance (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms:
give, gift, present
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody something
- Somebody ----s something to somebody
2. propose a payment
- The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting
Syn:
offer, bid
Derivationally related forms:
bid (for: bid), bidder (for: bid), offer (for: offer)
Topics:
auction, auction sale, vendue
Hyponyms:
by-bid, subscribe, overbid, underbid, outbid
Entailment:
dicker, bargain
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s something PP
3. make a tender of;
in legal settlements
Hypernyms:
offer, proffer
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
4. make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
- tenderize meat
Syn:
tenderize, tenderise
Derivationally related forms:
tenderisation (for: tenderise), tenderiser (for: tenderise), tender (for: tenderize), tenderization (for: tenderize), tenderizer (for: tenderize)
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something

III - adjective
1. given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality (Freq. 2)
- a tender heart
- a tender smile
- tender loving care
- tender memories
- a tender mother
Ant:
tough
Similar to:
protective, sentimental
See Also:
soft
Derivationally related forms:
tenderness
2. young and immature (Freq. 2)
- at a tender age
Similar to:
young, immature
3. having or displaying warmth or affection (Freq. 2)
- affectionate children
- a fond embrace
- fond of his nephew
- a tender glance
- a warm embrace
Syn:
affectionate, fond, lovesome, warm
Similar to:
loving
Derivationally related forms:
warmness (for: warm), tenderness, fondness (for: fond), affection (for: affectionate), affectionateness (for: affectionate)
4. hurting (Freq. 2)
- the tender spot on his jaw
Syn:
sensitive, sore, raw
Similar to:
painful
Derivationally related forms:
tenderness, rawness (for: raw), soreness (for: sore), sensitivity (for: sensitive)
5. easy to cut or chew (Freq. 1)
- tender beef
Ant:
tough
Similar to:
chewable, cuttable, crisp, crispy, flaky,
flakey, tenderized, tenderised
See Also:
edible, comestible, eatable
Derivationally related forms:
tenderize
6. physically untoughened
- tender feet
Syn:
untoughened
Ant:
tough
Similar to:
delicate, soft
See Also:
weak
Derivationally related forms:
tenderness
7. (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
Syn:
crank, cranky, tippy
Similar to:
unstable
Topics:
boat
8. (of plants) not hardy;
easily killed by adverse growing condition
- tender green shoots
Similar to:
delicate
Topics:
plant, flora, plant life

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