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Adjective tender has 8 senses
  1. tender - given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"
    tough, hard-bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacious, tough-minded, unsentimental
  2. sensitive, sore, tender - hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"
    Antonym: painless (indirect, via painful)
  3. tender, vulnerable - susceptible to physical or emotional injury; "at a tender age"
    Antonym: old (indirect, via young)
  4. affectionate, caring, fond, lovesome, tender, warm - having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "caring parents"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"
    Antonym: unloving (indirect, via loving)
  5. tender - easy to cut or chew; "tender beef"
    tough, cartilaginous, gristly, rubbery, chewy, coriaceous, leathered, leatherlike, leathery, sinewy, stringy, unchewable, hempen, fibrous
  6. tender, untoughened - physically untoughened; "tender feet"
    Antonyms: tough, toughened, calloused, thickened, enured, inured, hardened, weather-beaten
  7. crank, cranky, tender, tippy - (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
    Antonym: stable (indirect, via unstable)
  8. tender - (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots"
    rugged (indirect, via delicate)
Noun tender has 6 senses
  1. tender, legal tender - something used as an official medium of payment
    --1 is a kind of medium of exchange, monetary system
    --1 has particulars: food stamp
  2. attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    --2 is a kind of assistant, helper, help, supporter
    --2 has particulars:
     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; orderly; page, varlet; page; racker; rocker; second; servitor; squire; squire, gallant; steward, flight attendant; stretcher-bearer, litter-bearer; trainbearer; waker, rouser, arouser
    Derived form: verb tend2
  3. bid, tender - a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
    --3 is a kind of offer, offering
    --3 has particulars: overbid; buyout bid
    Derived forms: verb tender3, verb tender2
  4. tender - car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
    --4 is a kind of
    car, railcar, railway car, railroad car
  5. tender, ship's boat, pinnace, cutter - a boat for communication between ship and shore
    --5 is a kind of boat
    --5 has particulars: gig
  6. tender, supply ship - ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
    --6 is a kind of ship
Verb tender has 4 senses
  1. tender - offer or present for acceptance
    --1 is one way to
    give, gift, present
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  2. offer, bid, tender - propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
    Derived form: noun tender3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. tender - make a tender of; in legal settlements
    --3 is one way to
    offer, proffer
    Derived form: noun tender3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. tender, tenderize, tenderise - make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer; "tenderize meat"
    --4 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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