What does TEND mean?

Definitions for TENDtɛnd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word TEND.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. tend(verb)

    have care of or look after

    "She tends to the children"

  3. tend(verb)

    manage or run

    "tend a store"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tend(verb)

    to make a tender of; to offer or tender

  2. Tend(verb)

    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

  3. Tend(verb)

    to be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to

  4. Tend(verb)

    to wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; -- with on or upon

  5. Tend(verb)

    to await; to expect

  6. Tend(adj)

    to move in a certain direction; -- usually with to or towards

  7. Tend(adj)

    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

  1. Tend

    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.]

  2. Tend

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TEND' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1821

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TEND' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1012

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TEND' in Verbs Frequency: #189


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TEND in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TEND in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George W. Bush:

    History is moving, and it will tend toward hope, or tend toward tragedy.

  2. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    Jack was out kissing babies while I was out passing bills. Someone had to tend the store.

  3. Kip Eideberg:

    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.

  4. Amy Yorke:

    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.

  5. Dale Carnegie:

    Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.

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Translations for TEND

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ρέπω, τείνω, φροντίζωGreek
  • emi, flegiEsperanto
  • velar, ofrecer, cuidar, tender, verSpanish
  • kippumaEstonian
  • تمایلPersian
  • yleensä, odottaa, tahtoa, huolehtia, olla tapana, pitää huolta, [[olla]] [[varovainen]], sytyttää, tarjota, hoitaa, varoa, tupata, palvella, pyrkiä, vartioidaFinnish
  • נָטָהHebrew
  • gondoz, szokott, ápolHungarian
  • curare, appaltare, avere cura di, tendere, accudireItalian
  • נוטהHebrew
  • tenderPortuguese
  • avea grijăRomanian
  • подже́чь, предложи́ть, забо́титься, клони́ться, [[име́ть]]/[[проявля́ть]] [[скло́нность]], склоня́ться, [[име́ть]]/[[проявля́ть]] [[тенденция, присма́тривать, поджига́ть, предлага́ть, уха́живатьRussian
  • முனைகின்றனTamil

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