|1.||[ adjective ] hurting|
"the tender spot on his jaw"
|2.||[ adjective ] given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality|
"a tender heart" "a tender smile" "tender loving care" "tender memories" "a tender mother"
|Related terms:||tough caring sentimental soft|
|3.||[ adjective ] having or displaying warmth or affection|
|Synonyms:||fond affectionate warm lovesome caring|
"affectionate children" "caring parents" "a fond embrace" "fond of his nephew" "a tender glance" "a warm embrace"
|4.||[ adjective ] susceptible to physical or emotional injury|
"at a tender age"
|5.||[ adjective ] (food) easy to cut or chew|
|Related terms:||tough chewable flaky short tenderized tenderised crisp edible|
|6.||[ verb ] offer or present for acceptance|
|7.||[ adjective ] physically untoughened|
|Related terms:||tough delicate weak|
|8.||[ verb ] propose a payment; as at sales or auctions|
"The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
|Related terms:||subscribe overbid underbid by-bid underbid outbid auction offer bidder bargain bargain|
|9.||[ noun ] a formal proposal to buy at a specified price|
|Related terms:||offer overbid buyout_bid offer|
|10.||[ adjective ] (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition|
"tender green shoots"
|Related terms:||plant delicate|
|11.||[ noun ] something used as an official medium of payment|
|Related terms:||medium_of_exchange food_stamp|
|12.||[ noun ] (nautical,transportation) a boat for communication between ship and shore|
|Synonyms:||pinnace cutter ship's_boat|
|Related terms:||boat gig|
|13.||[ verb ] make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer|
|Related terms:||change tenderization tenderizer|
|14.||[ adjective ] (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail|
|Synonyms:||cranky tippy crank|
|Related terms:||boat unstable|
|15.||[ verb ] make a tender of; in legal settlements|
|Related terms:||offer bid|
|16.||[ noun ] (transportation) car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water|
|17.||[ noun ] (work) someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another|
|Related terms:||assistant courtier squire orderly bellboy checker batman companion page second equerry cupbearer escort esquire arouser groomsman linkboy orderly bridesmaid famulus page loader servitor racker squire steward stretcher-bearer trainbearer gillie caddie baggageman matron_of_honor rocker lifeguard tend serve|
|18.||[ noun ] (nautical,transportation) ship that usually provides supplies to other ships|