Definitions for TENDtɛnd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to be disposed or inclined in action, operation, or effect to do something:
The particles tend to unite.
to be disposed toward an idea, emotion, way of thinking, etc.
to lead or conduce, as to some result or condition:
measures tending to safer working conditions.
to be inclined to or have a tendency toward a particular quality, state, or degree:
This wine tends toward the sweet side.
(of a course, road, etc.) to lead or be directed in a particular direction (usu. fol. by to, toward, etc.).
Origin of tend:
1300–50; ME < MF tendre < L tendere to stretch, extend, proceed
to attend to by work or services, care, etc.:
to tend a fire.
to watch over and care for; minister to:
to tend the sick.
to handle or attend to (a rope).
Category: Nautical, Navy
(v.i.)to attend by action, care, etc. (usu. fol. by to).
tend on or upon,Archaic. to attend or wait upon; serve.
Category: Verb Phrase
Origin of tend:
1300–50; ME, aph. var. of attend
tend, be given, lean, incline, run(verb)
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"
have care of or look after
"She tends to the children"
manage or run
"tend a store"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to be likely to do sth
I tend to do laundry on the weekend.; People tend to believe that climate change will happen years from now.; She tends not to notice those things.
to usually be or behave in a particular way
His political views tend toward fascism.
to take care or look after sb or sth
a girl tending the goats
to make a tender of; to offer or tender
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
to be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to
to wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; -- with on or upon
to await; to expect
to move in a certain direction; -- usually with to or towards
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
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'TEND' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1821
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'TEND' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1012
Rank popularity for the word 'TEND' in Verbs Frequency: #189
Translations for TEND
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to be likely (to do something); to do (something) frequently
Plants tend to die in hot weather; He tends to get angry.
- is geneigAfrikaans
- يكونُ ميّالا إلىArabic
- tender aPortuguese (BR)
- být náchylnýCzech
- neigen zuGerman
- være tilbøjeligDanish
- έχω την τάσηGreek
- tender, tener tendenciaSpanish
- kalduvust omamaEstonian
- متمایل بودن؛ گرایش داشتنFarsi
- olla taipuvainenFinnish
- avoir tendance (à)French
- प्रवृत्त होनाHindi
- biti sklon,često činitiCroatian
- hajlamos vmireHungarian
- hætta/hafa tilhneigingu tilIcelandic
- (~하는) 경향이 있다Korean
- būti linkusiamLithuanian
- mēgt; sliektiesLatvian
- pleie (å), være tilbøyelig tilNorwegian
- mieć skłonność/tendencję (do)Polish
- tender aPortuguese
- a avea tendinţa (să)Romanian
- иметь тенденциюRussian
- byť náchylnýSlovak
- biti nagnjen kSlovenian
- imati sklonostSerbian
- tendera, ha en benägenhetSwedish
- มัก; ชอบThai
- ...-e eğilimi olmak, meyilli olmakTurkish
- 趨向Chinese (Trad.)
- мати тенденціюUkrainian
- رجحان رکھناUrdu
- có khuynh hướngVietnamese
- 趋向Chinese (Simp.)
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