v. t.1.(O. Eng. Law) To make a tender of; to offer or tender.
1.To accompany as an assistant or protector; to care for the wants of; to look after; to watch; to guard; as, shepherds tend their flocks.
[imp. & p. p. Tended; p. pr. & vb. n. Tending.]
2.To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.
To tend a vessel
(Naut.) to manage an anchored vessel when the tide turns, so that in swinging she shall not entangle the cable.
v. i.1.To wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; - with on or upon.
2.To await; to expect.
1.To move in a certain direction; - usually with to or towards.
The clouds above me to the white Alps tend.
- Byron.
2.To be directed, as to any end, object, or purpose; to aim; to have or give a leaning; to exert activity or influence; to serve as a means; to contribute; as, our petitions, if granted, might tend to our destruction.
Verb1.tend - have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"
Synonyms: be given, incline, lean, run
2.tend - have care of or look after; "She tends to the children"
3.tend - manage or run; "tend a store"
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Translate Tend to Spanish, Translate Tend to German, Translate Tend to French
Tenancy or tenantcy
Tenant by the manner
tenant farmer
Tenant in capite
Tenant in common
Tenant of the demesne
Tenant paravail
Tenant right
Tenant saw
Tenants in
-- Tend --
tended to
tender loving care
Tender of issue
tender offer
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