tender

2
[ ten-der ]
/ ˈtɛn dər /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to make or submit a bid (often followed by for).

noun


Nearby words

  1. tendency,
  2. tendency tone,
  3. tendential,
  4. tendentious,
  5. tendentiously,
  6. tender age,
  7. tender is the night,
  8. tender loving care,
  9. tender mercies,
  10. tender offer

Origin of tender

2
1535–45; earlier tendre, noun use of Anglo-French tendre to extend, offer. See tend1

SYNONYMS FOR tender
1. See offer. 5. proposal, proffer.

Related formsten·der·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for tenderers

tender

1
/ (ˈtɛndə) /

adjective

verb

(tr) rare
  1. to make tender
  2. to treat tenderly
Derived Formstenderly, adverbtenderness, noun

Word Origin for tender

C13: from Old French tendre, from Latin tener delicate

tender

2
/ (ˈtɛndə) /

verb

(tr) to give, present, or offerto tender one's resignation; tender a bid
(intr foll by for) to make a formal offer or estimate for (a job or contract)
(tr) law to offer (money or goods) in settlement of a debt or claim

noun

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 paymentlegal tender
Derived Formstenderable, adjectivetenderer, noun

Word Origin for tender

C16: from Anglo-French tendre, from Latin tendere to extend; see tend 1

tender

3
/ (ˈtɛndə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for tender

C15: variant of attender

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Word Origin and History for tenderers
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Medicine definitions for tenderers

tender

[ tĕndər ]

adj.

Easily crushed or bruised; fragile.
Easily hurt; sensitive.
Painful; sore.

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Idioms and Phrases with tenderers

tender

see leave to someone's tender mercies.

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