verb (used with object)
to present formally for acceptance; make formal offer of:
to tender one’s resignation.
to offer or proffer.
Law. to offer, as money or goods, in payment of a debt or other obligation, especially in exact accordance with the terms of the law and of the obligation.
verb (used without object)
to make or submit a bid (often followed by for).
the act of tendering; an offer of something for acceptance.
something tendered or offered, especially money, as in payment.
Commerce. an offer made in writing by one party to another to execute certain work, supply certain commodities, etc., at a given cost; bid.
Law. an offer, as of money or goods, in payment or satisfaction of a debt or other obligation.
easily broken, cut, or crushed; soft; not tough: a tender steak
easily damaged; vulnerable or sensitive: a tender youth, at a tender age
having or expressing warm and affectionate feelings: a tender smile
kind, merciful, or sympathetic: a tender heart
arousing warm feelings; touching: a tender memory
gentle and delicate: a tender breeze
requiring care in handling; ticklish: a tender question
painful or sore: a tender wound
sensitive to moral or spiritual feelings: a tender conscience
(postpositive) foll by of. careful or protective: tender of one’s emotions
(of a sailing vessel) easily keeled over by a wind; crank Compare stiff (sense 10)
to make tender
to treat tenderly
(transitive) to give, present, or offer: to tender one’s resignation, tender a bid
(intransitive) foll by for. to make a formal offer or estimate for (a job or contract)
(transitive) (law) to offer (money or goods) in settlement of a debt or claim
the act or an instance of tendering; offer
(commerce) a formal offer to supply specified goods or services at a stated cost or rate
something, esp money, used as an official medium of payment: legal tender
a small boat, such as a dinghy, towed or carried by a yacht or ship
a vehicle drawn behind a steam locomotive to carry the fuel and water
an ancillary vehicle used to carry supplies, spare parts, etc, for a mobile operation, such as an outside broadcast
a person who tends
tender ten·der (těn’dər)
adj. ten·der·er, ten·der·est
Easily crushed or bruised; fragile.
Easily hurt; sensitive.
see: leave to someone’s tender mercies
[ten-der-hahr-tid] /ˈtɛn dərˈhɑr tɪd/ adjective 1. soft-hearted; sympathetic. tenderhearted /ˌtɛndəˈhɑːtɪd/ adjective 1. having a compassionate, kindly, or sensitive disposition
[ten-der-hahr-tid] /ˈtɛn dərˈhɑr tɪd/ adjective 1. soft-hearted; sympathetic.
noun 1. a novel (1934) by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
verb (used with object), tenderized, tenderizing. 1. to make (meat) tender, as by pounding or by a chemical process or treatment. verb 1. (transitive) to make (meat) tender by pounding it to break down the fibres, by steeping it in a marinade, or by treating it with a tenderizer