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Definition 1: the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something - [noun denoting act]

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

  • no medical care was required
  • the old car needs constant attention

Synonyms for tending in the sense of this definition

(tending is a kind of ...) activity directed toward making or doing something

"she checked several points needing further work"

(... is a kind of tending ) care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair

(... is a kind of tending ) the act of nourishing

"her nourishment of the orphans saved many lives"

(... is a kind of tending ) the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm

(... is a kind of tending ) considerate and solicitous care

"young children need lots of TLC"

(... is a kind of tending ) physical and emotional care and nourishment

(... is a kind of tending ) care for someone who is disabled or is otherwise unable to care for themselves; can including bathing and cooking and managing bodily functions

(... is a kind of tending ) care for the skin

(... is a kind of tending ) care provided through prayer and faith in God

(... is a kind of tending ) treatment of damaged or decaying trees

(... is a kind of tending ) professional care for the feet and toenails

(... is a kind of tending ) professional care for the hands and fingernails

(... is a kind of tending ) motherly care; behavior characteristic of a mother; the practice of acting as a mother does toward her children

(... is a kind of tending ) the work of a baby sitter; caring for children when their parents are not home

(... is a kind of tending ) the work of a pet sitter; caring for pets in their own home while their owners are away from home

(... is a kind of tending ) care for the teeth

(... is a kind of tending ) emergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained

(... is a kind of tending ) care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)

(... is a kind of tending ) maintaining something at the most favorable temperature for its development

(... is a kind of tending ) the care (feeding and stabling) of horses for pay

(... is a kind of tending ) the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession

Definition 2: (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant
  • I am not minded to answer any questions

Synonyms for tending in the sense of this definition

(tending is similar to ...) (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency

"wasn't inclined to believe the excuse" "inclined to be moody"

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