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'tender' - used as an adjective
1. given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality
a tender heart
a tender smile
tender loving care
tender memories
a tender mother
2. hurting
the tender spot on his jaw
3. young and immature
at a tender age
4. having or displaying warmth or affection
a tender glance
5. easy to cut or chew
tender beef
6. physically untoughened
tender feet
7. (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
8. (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition
tender green shoots

'tender' - used as a noun
9. something used as an official medium of payment
10. someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
11. a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
12. car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
13. a boat for communication between ship and shore
14. ship that usually provides supplies to other ships

'tender' - used as a verb
15. offer or present for acceptance
16. propose a payment
17. make a tender of; in legal settlements
18. make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer

derived forms
1. Tender / Plural
tenders
2. Tender / Past
tendered
3. Tender / Third Person
tenders
4. Tender / Present Participle
tendering
5. Tender / Comparitive
tenderer
6. Tender / Superlative
tenderest
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    Fact of the day
    The expression cooked "al dente" means "to the tooth." What this means is that the pasta should be somewhat firm, and offer some resistance to the tooth, but should also be tender.