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ten der

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

  • On a Lausanne railway station platform last week there was a tender parting.
  • So, as a clinician, I have to treat everyone as if they had tender ears.
  • In surprise, the editors began writing enthusiastically that "it really worked," made a cheap chuck steak as tender and nearly as flavorful as a sirloin, a tough stewing hen tender .
News & Articles

  • Great grilling with 3 tricks to tender, tasty beef
    You don't have to go to some high-end steakhouse or shell out $200 a pound for ultramarbled Wagyu beef from Japan to get flavorful, tender beef for your next barbecue. Just keep three crucial factors in mind: the grade, the grain and the aging. A well-informed purchase and a couple of easy prep steps can make the difference between a so-so steak and one that sends your eyeballs skyward.
    June 12, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Salesforce.com Commences Cash Tender Offer for All Shares of ExactTarget
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the world's #1 CRM platform ( http://www.salesforce.com/ ), today announced it has commenced the previously-announced tender ...
    June 12, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
  • Tender Beef, Without The Pathogens: USDA Proposes Labeling Rules
    In order to make tough cuts of beef more tender, the industry uses a mechanical tenderizing process that involves piercing the meat with needles. This is effective in breaking up the tough muscle fibers, but there's a downside, too: a higher risk of surface bacteria making their way into the cut of meat, which can set the stage for food poisoning.
    June 11, 2013 - KERA North Texas

  • Michelle Williams in NEWS.com.au
    I am the mother of the most tender-hearted, high-spirited, beautiful little girl who is the spitting image of her father,Williams, 27, said. "All I can cling to is his presence inside her that reveals itself every day. His family and I...
  • Mark Webber in Norwich Evening News
    I feel a bit tender here and there; it was a nasty incident,said Webber. "Clearly I was surprised by what was happening on the run down to that corner. I thought Heikki was letting me go because obviously the pace difference was massive....
  • Samuel Bodman in Guardian Unlimited
    Therefore, and after careful consideration, I have decided that it is time for new leadership at the NNSA,said Bodman "Ambassador Brooks will tender his resignation to the president and depart later this month."

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