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
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Stocks tend to firm up around Memorial Day weekend.
Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle may not grow.
Research has found that it does tend to motivate people.
Governors tend to run to free money when it's out there.
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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, уха́живать, иметь тенденциюRussian
- có xu hướngVietnamese
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