The definition of tender is easy to chew or being delicate or soft in action.(adjective)
Tender is a person who takes care of someone or something.(noun)
An example of tender is a shepherd to his flock.
See tender in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME tendre < OFr < L tener, soft, delicate, tender, prob. altered (infl. by tenuis, thin) < Sabine terenum, soft, akin to Gr terēn, tender < IE *ter-, tender, weak, orig., rubbed, worn down < base *ter-, to rub > throw
Origin: Fr tendre < L tendere, to stretch, extend, tend
See tender in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective ten·der·er, ten·der·est
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French tendre
Origin: , from Latin tener; see ten- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: From French tendre, to offer
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin tendere, to hold forth, extend; see ten- in Indo-European roots.
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