What does tend mean?

Definitions for tend
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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

How to pronounce tend ?

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    Australian
    Veena
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How to say tend in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of tend in a Sentence

  1. Earl Nightingale:

    We tend to live up to our expectations.

  2. Trip Miller:

    They tend to come down faster and harder.

  3. Irwin Michael:

    Stocks tend to firm up around Memorial Day weekend.

  4. Frances Hodgson Burnett:

    Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle may not grow.

  5. Holly Hall:

    Research has found that it does tend to motivate people.

Images & Illustrations of tend

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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
  • ಒಲವುKannada
  • tenderPortuguese
  • avea grijăRomanian
  • подже́чь, предложи́ть, забо́титься, клони́ться, [[име́ть]]/[[проявля́ть]] [[скло́нность]], склоня́ться, [[име́ть]]/[[проявля́ть]] [[тенденция, присма́тривать, поджига́ть, предлага́ть, уха́живать, иметь тенденциюRussian
  • முனைகின்றனTamil
  • схильніUkrainian
  • có xu hướngVietnamese

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