(Ten"der), v. t. To have a care of; to be tender toward; hence, to regard; to esteem; to value. [Obs.]
For first, next after life, he tendered her good.Spenser.
Tender yourself more dearly.Shak.
To see a prince in want would move a miser's charity. Our western princes tendered his case, which
they counted might be their own.Fuller.
(Ten"der*foot`) n. A delicate person; one not inured to the hardship and rudeness of pioneer
life. [Slang, Western U. S.]
(Ten"der-heart`ed) a. Having great sensibility; susceptible of impressions or influence; affectionate; pitying; sensitive.
Ten"der-heart`ed*ly, adv. Ten"der-heart`ed*ness, n.
Rehoboam was young and tender-hearted, and could not withstand them.2 Chron. xiii. 7.
Be ye kind one to another, tender- hearted.Eph. iv. 32.
(Ten"der-heft`ed) a. Having great tenderness; easily moved. [Obs.] Shak.
1. One made tender by too much kindness; a fondling. [R.] W. Harrison
2. (Zoöl.) One of the first antlers of a deer.
(Ten"der*loin`) n. A strip of tender flesh on either side of the vertebral column under the
short ribs, in the hind quarter of beef and pork. It consists of the psoas muscles.
(Ten"der*ly), adv. In a tender manner; with tenderness; mildly; gently; softly; in a manner not to
injure or give pain; with pity or affection; kindly. Chaucer.
(Ten"der*ness), n. The quality or state of being tender
Syn. Benignity; humanity; sensibility; benevolence; kindness; pity; clemency; mildness; mercy.
(Ten"di*nous) a. [Cf. F. tendineux.]
1. Pertaining to a tendon; of the nature of tendon.
2. Full of tendons; sinewy; as, nervous and tendinous parts of the body.
(Tend"ment) n. Attendance; care. [Obs.]
Tendon reflex (Physiol.), a kind of reflex act in which a muscle is made to contract by a blow upon its
tendon. Its absence is generally a sign of disease. See Knee jerk, under Knee.
(Ten"don) n. [F., fr. L. tendere to stretch, extend. See Tend to move.] (Anat.) A tough insensible
cord, bundle, or band of fibrous connective tissue uniting a muscle with some other part; a sinew.
(Ten"don*ous) a. Tendinous.
(||Ten`do*syn`o*vi"tis) n. [NL. See Tendon, and Synovitis.] See Tenosynovitis.
(Ten"drac) n. [See Tenrec.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small insectivores of the
family Centetidæ, belonging to Ericulus, Echinope, and related genera, native of Madagascar. They are