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1 tender /ˈtɛndɚ/ adjective
tenderer; tenderest
1 tender
/ˈtɛndɚ/
adjective
tenderer; tenderest
Learner's definition of TENDER
[or more tender; most tender]
: very loving and gentle : showing affection and love for someone or something
of food : easy to chew or bite : not tough
: painful when touched : sore
: easily damaged : delicate and weak sometimes used figuratively

tender loving care

: extra attention to make someone or something look or feel better

tender (young) age

: a very young age

— tenderly

adverb [more tenderly; most tenderly]

— tenderness

noun [noncount]
2 tender /ˈtɛndɚ/ verb
tenders; tendered; tendering
2 tender
/ˈtɛndɚ/
verb
tenders; tendered; tendering
Learner's definition of TENDER
[+ object] formal : to give or offer (something, such as a payment or a letter)
[no object] British : to offer to do work or to provide goods for a particular price : to make a bid for something + for
3 tender /ˈtɛndɚ/ noun
plural tenders
3 tender
/ˈtɛndɚ/
noun
plural tenders
Learner's definition of TENDER
[count] US, informal
: a small piece of chicken meat that is usually cooked by being breaded and fried
compare 4tender
4 tender /ˈtɛndɚ/ noun
plural tenders
4 tender
/ˈtɛndɚ/
noun
plural tenders
Learner's definition of TENDER
[count]
: a ship that carries passengers or cargo between the shore and a larger ship
: a car that is attached to a train and that carries fuel and water
see also legal tender
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