Definition of Tender:

  1. (of food) easy to cut or chew; not tough.

  2. Sealed bid or offer document submitted in response to a request for tenders and containing detailed information on requirements and terms associated with a potential contract. See also tender offer.

  3. Small boat used in supplying a ship, or to ferry people to and from shore.

  4. Unconditional offer of money (to satisfy a debt) or performance (to satisfy an obligation). A tender may save the tendering party from penalty for nonpayment or nonperformance, and may not be refused without just cause by the party to whom it is made. See also tender of payment.

  5. Article or token (such as coins or banknotes) that serve as means of payment or settling a debt. See also legal tender.

  6. Young, immature, and vulnerable.

  7. (of a ship) leaning or readily inclined to roll in response to the wind.

  8. Showing gentleness and concern or sympathy.

  9. (of a part of the body) sensitive to pain.

Phonetic Pronunciation of Tender


Origin of word Tender

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘attendant, nurse’): from tend or shortening of attender (see attend).

Synonyms of Tender

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How to use Tender in a sentence?

  1. Tender green beans.
  2. The pale, tender skin of her forearm.
  3. I would expect the boat to be a bit on the tender side when the wind picks up.
  4. We can use the money at the store. They will only accept legal tender , such as cash for the produce you are purchasing.
  5. At the tender age of five.
  6. When people are selling a good or service they need some sort of legal tender in return to complete the sale.
  7. He was being so kind and tender.

Meaning of Tender & Tender Definition