Tender in a sentence as a noun

"Legal tender" only means they're compelled by law to accept the payment to discharge a debt.

Because of the price level, and because of some expertise we had, it didn't need to go to tender.

The only time we ever used Cisco, outside of large enterprise clients with 1000+ seats, was with public school tenders.

We won the contract because we were 50% cheaper than the other tenders who all wanted to install 3 and 5-series routers.

When the "how it works" page starts with "First there was bartering, then there was coinage, and of course paper tender followed with checks right behind.

Passing the MS Certification at her tender age was reflective of her genius.

Tender in a sentence as a verb

Offending people's tender sensibilities should not be a reason to reject an app.

It is not uncommon for government departments to inflate tender budgets so as to benefit from kickbacks.

On the other hand, I don't like to renege on promises, so I shall do my best to find a suitable way to send money to anyone who really prefers legal tender.

[0] Postscript: We tender apologies to the administrators at MIT for this temporary use of their websites.

I guess I'm well on my way to being a cranky old man at the tender age of 34, but I find it extremely unlikely I'll ever use any device like glass on a regular basis.

[0] 'accreditation' for government tenders needs to die, it is a formal method used to keep honest operators out of what is essentially a cartel.

Tender in a sentence as an adjective

The heritage breeds are denser, gamier, leaner, and more flavorful, while not as tender; the Cornish Cross have loose-structured, tender, fatty flesh whose smaller flavor is less rich and complex.

The other tenderers were accustomed to dividing the work up amongst themselves at inflated prices, they didn't even know who we were and we received a lot of abuse for breaking up their little scheme.

How we got to the point of being able to even tender is another story that involves somebody in our organization sleeping with somebody at the government organization.

And from the way this article describes it, Tolkien's work formed the bedrock of a very sensitive, private, tender father-son relationship - and that bedrock is now being smeared around every cinema and toystore in the world.

The Australian government is getting better in this regard[1], they now have an open tender website but I believe it still requires some form of accreditation that has a person in a department standing between application and approval.

And that there the Rams being grown in years, are very strong and lustful, and so often times meet with Goats, do run over them, and that the young ones which wild Rams beget of tame Sheep, are color like the sire, and so is their breed after them; and the wool of the first breed is shaggy, but in their after-breed soft and tender.

Tender definitions


something that can be used as an official medium of payment

See also: stamp


someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

See also: attendant attender


a formal proposal to buy at a specified price


car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water


a boat for communication between ship and shore

See also: pinnace cutter


ship that usually provides supplies to other ships


offer or present for acceptance


propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"

See also: offer


make a tender of; in legal settlements


make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer; "tenderize meat"

See also: tenderize tenderise


given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"


hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"

See also: sensitive sore


young and immature; "at a tender age"


having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"

See also: affectionate fond lovesome warm


easy to cut or chew; "tender beef"


physically untoughened; "tender feet"

See also: untoughened


(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

See also: crank cranky tippy


(of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots"