Tendance to Tenon
(Tend"ance) n. [See Tend to attend, and cf. Attendance.]
1. The act of attending or waiting; attendance. [Archaic] Spenser.
Of her sweet tendance hovering over him.
2. Persons in attendance; attendants. [Obs.] Shak.
(Tend"ence) n. Tendency. [Obs.]
(Tend"en*cy) n.; pl. Tendencies [L. tendents, -entis, p. pr. of tendere: cf. F. tendance.
See Tend to move.] Direction or course toward any place, object, effect, or result; drift; causal or efficient
influence to bring about an effect or result.
Writings of this kind, if conducted with candor, have a more particular tendency to the good of their
In every experimental science, there is a tendency toward perfection.Macaulay.
Syn. Disposition; inclination; proneness; drift; scope; aim.
(Tend"er) n. [From Tend to attend. Cf. Attender.]
1. One who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a nurse.
2. (Naut.) A vessel employed to attend other vessels, to supply them with provisions and other stores,
to convey intelligence, or the like.
3. A car attached to a locomotive, for carrying a supply of fuel and water.
(Ten"der) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tendered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tendering.] [F. tendre to stretch,
stretch out, reach, L. tendere. See Tend to move.]
1. (Law) To offer in payment or satisfaction of a demand, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture; as, to
tender the amount of rent or debt.
2. To offer in words; to present for acceptance.
You see how all conditions, how all minds, . . . tender downShak.
Their services to Lord Timon.
1. (Law) An offer, either of money to pay a debt, or of service to be performed, in order to save a penalty
or forfeiture, which would be incurred by nonpayment or nonperformance; as, the tender of rent due, or
of the amount of a note, with interest.
To constitute a legal tender, such money must be offered as the law prescribes. So also the tender
must be at the time and place where the rent or debt ought to be paid, and it must be to the full amount
2. Any offer or proposal made for acceptance; as, a tender of a loan, of service, or of friendship; a tender
of a bid for a contract.
A free, unlimited tender of the gospel.South.
3. The thing offered; especially, money offered in payment of an obligation. Shak.