Meaning of tender

Definition of tender

(adj) given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"
hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"
young and immature; "at a tender age"
having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"
easy to cut or chew; "tender beef"
physically untoughened; "tender feet"
(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
(of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots"
(noun) something that can be used as an official medium of payment
someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
(verb) offer or present for acceptance
propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
make a tender of; in legal settlements
make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer; "tenderize meat"

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