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Definition 1: ship that usually provides supplies to other ships - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tender in the sense of this definition

(tender is a kind of ...) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 2: a boat for communication between ship and shore - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tender in the sense of this definition

(tender is a kind of ...) a small vessel for travel on water

(... is a kind of tender ) tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain

Definition 3: car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water - [noun denoting artifact]

(tender is a kind of ...) a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad

"three cars had jumped the rails"

Definition 4: a formal proposal to buy at a specified price - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for tender in the sense of this definition

(tender is a kind of ...) something offered (as a proposal or bid)

"noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"

(... is a kind of tender ) a bid that is higher than preceding bids

(... is a kind of tender ) a bid to buy all of a person's holdings

Definition 5: someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for tender in the sense of this definition

(tender is a kind of ...) a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"my invaluable assistant" "they hired additional help to finish the work"

(... is a kind of tender ) one paid to accompany or assist or live with another

(... is a kind of tender ) a married woman serving as the attendant to the bride at a wedding

(... is a kind of tender ) a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients

(... is a kind of tender ) a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer

"the orderly laid out the general's uniform"

(... is a kind of tender ) in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood

(... is a kind of tender ) a youthful attendant at official functions or ceremonies such as legislative functions and weddings

(... is a kind of tender ) an attendant who puts pool or billiard balls into a rack

(... is a kind of tender ) an attendant who rocks a child in a cradle

(... is a kind of tender ) the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match

(... is a kind of tender ) someone who performs the duties of an attendant for someone else

(... is a kind of tender ) young nobleman attendant on a knight

(... is a kind of tender ) a man who attends or escorts a woman

(... is a kind of tender ) an attendant on an airplane

(... is a kind of tender ) one who helps carry a stretcher

(... is a kind of tender ) one who holds up the train of a gown or robe on a ceremonial occasion

(... is a kind of tender ) an attendant who loads guns for someone shooting game

(... is a kind of tender ) (formerly) an attendant hired to carry a torch for pedestrians in dark streets

(... is a kind of tender ) an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidents

(... is a kind of tender ) an attendant who takes care of baggage

(... is a kind of tender ) an orderly assigned to serve a British military officer

(... is a kind of tender ) someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels

(... is a kind of tender ) an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding

(... is a kind of tender ) an attendant who carries the golf clubs for a player

(... is a kind of tender ) an attendant who checks coats or baggage

(... is a kind of tender ) an attendant at the court of a sovereign

(... is a kind of tender ) the attendant (usually an officer of a nobleman's household) whose duty is to fill and serve cups of wine

(... is a kind of tender ) a personal attendant of the British royal family

(... is a kind of tender ) an attendant who is employed to accompany someone

(... is a kind of tender ) (Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood

(... is a kind of tender ) a close attendant (as to a scholar)

(... is a kind of tender ) a young male attendant on a Scottish Highlander chief

(... is a kind of tender ) a male attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding

(... is a kind of tender ) someone who rouses others from sleep

Definition 6: something that can be used as an official medium of payment - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for tender in the sense of this definition

(tender is a kind of ...) anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region

(... is a kind of tender ) a government-issued stamp that can be used in exchange for food

Definition 7: make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer - [verb of change]

Samples where tender or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tenderize meat

Synonyms for tender in the sense of this definition

(tender is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 8: make a tender of; in legal settlements - [verb of possession]

(tender is a kind of ...) present for acceptance or rejection

"She offered us all a cold drink"

Definition 9: offer or present for acceptance - [verb of possession]

(tender is a kind of ...) give as a present; make a gift of

"What will you give her for her birthday?"

Definition 10: propose a payment - [verb of possession]

Samples where tender or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting

Synonyms for tender in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of tender ) bid on behalf of someone else

(... is a kind of tender ) offer to buy, as of stocks and shares

"The broker subscribed 500 shares"

(... is a kind of tender ) bid more than the object is worth

(... is a kind of tender ) bid too low

(... is a kind of tender ) bid higher than others

(... is a kind of tender ) bid lower than a competing bidder

(tender implies ...) negotiate the terms of an exchange

"We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar"

(tender belongs to category ...) the public sale of something to the highest bidder

Definition 11: easy to cut or chew - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where tender or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tender beef

(tender is similar to ...) able to be chewed or cut

(tender is similar to ...) tender and brittle

"crisp potato chips"

(tender is similar to ...) made of or easily forming flakes

(tender is similar to ...) made tender as by marinating or pounding

"tenderized meat"

(means also ...) suitable for use as food

Definition 12: physically untoughened - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where tender or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tender feet

Synonyms for tender in the sense of this definition

(tender is similar to ...) easily hurt

"soft hands" "a baby's delicate skin"

(means also ...) wanting in physical strength

"a weak pillar"

Definition 13: given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where tender or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a tender heart
  • a tender smile
  • tender loving care
  • tender memories
  • a tender mother

(tender is similar to ...) showing care

"a protective mother"

(tender is similar to ...) given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality

(means also ...) compassionate and kind; conciliatory

"he was soft on his children"

Definition 14: (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tender or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tender green shoots

(tender is similar to ...) exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury

"a delicate violin passage" "delicate china" "a delicate flavor" "the delicate wing of a butterfly"

(tender belongs to category ...) (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

Definition 15: having or displaying warmth or affection - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tender or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • affectionate children
  • a fond embrace
  • fond of his nephew
  • a tender glance

Synonyms for tender in the sense of this definition

(tender is similar to ...) feeling or showing love and affection

"loving parents" "loving glances"

Definition 16: hurting - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tender or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tender spot on his jaw

Synonyms for tender in the sense of this definition

(tender is similar to ...) causing physical or psychological pain

"worked with painful slowness"

Definition 17: (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for tender in the sense of this definition

(tender is similar to ...) lacking stability or fixity or firmness

"unstable political conditions" "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind" "an unstable world economy"

(tender belongs to category ...) a small vessel for travel on water

Definition 18: young and immature - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tender or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • at a tender age

(tender is similar to ...) (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth

"young people"

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