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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tend, v.t. to accompany as assistant or protector: to take care of, to be attentive to, to wait upon so as to execute.—ns. Ten′dance (Spens.), state of expectation: (Shak.) act of waiting or tending, also persons attendant; Ten′der, a small vessel that attends a larger with stores, &c.: a carriage attached to locomotives to supply fuel and water. [Contracted from attend.]
tend, v.i. to stretch, aim at, move, or incline in a certain direction: to be directed to any end or purpose: to contribute.—n. Ten′dency, direction, object, or result to which anything tends: inclination: drift. [Fr. tendre—L. tendĕre; Gr. teinein, to stretch.]
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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
The numerical value of TEND in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of TEND in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
History is moving, and it will tend toward hope, or tend toward tragedy.
Jack was out kissing babies while I was out passing bills. Someone had to tend the store.
The older voters tend to be more pessimistic and they tend to have a view that it was a lot better in the past, whereas younger voters tend to be more optimistic.
The politician is ... trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him.
What we experience early in our life does have an impact in how we perform later in life, Men that tend to have more labor-intensive jobs tend to have less grip strength later in life.
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Translations for TEND
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ρέπω, τείνω, φροντίζωGreek
- emi, flegiEsperanto
- velar, ofrecer, cuidar, tender, verSpanish
- yleensä, odottaa, tahtoa, huolehtia, olla tapana, pitää huolta, [[olla]] [[varovainen]], sytyttää, tarjota, hoitaa, varoa, tupata, palvella, pyrkiä, vartioidaFinnish
- gondoz, szokott, ápolHungarian
- curare, appaltare, avere cura di, tendere, accudireItalian
- avea grijăRomanian
- подже́чь, предложи́ть, забо́титься, клони́ться, [[име́ть]]/[[проявля́ть]] [[скло́нность]], склоня́ться, [[име́ть]]/[[проявля́ть]] [[тенденция, присма́тривать, поджига́ть, предлага́ть, уха́живатьRussian
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