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Definitions of tend

  1. To move in a certain direction; to be directed to an end or purpose; to aim at; to contribute. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To look after; watch over; attend; serve. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To make a tender of; to offer or tender. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To care for; attend; protect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To accompany as assistant or protector: to take care of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To attend; take care of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To await; to expect. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; - with on or upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To attend: with on or upon; go in a certain direction; be directed, or be an influence, to any end. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To stretch, aim at, or move in a certain direction: to be directed to any end or purpose: to contribute. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To aim at; move in a certain direction; have an inclination to; contribute. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To have a bent or aptitude; aim; incline. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To move in a certain direction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. manage or run; "tend a store" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. have care of or look after; "She tends to the children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. To watch; to guard; to accompany as assistant or protector; to take care of; to be attentive to; to cause a vessel to swing, at single anchor, so as not to foul. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To attend, or be attentive to; to watch; to accompany; to hold and take care of. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. To move in a certain direction; to be directed to any end or purpose; to have a leaning; to contribute; to aim. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To move in a certain direction; - usually with to or towards. Webster Dictionary DB

Usage examples for tend

  1. Hannah was left quite alone to keep watch and to tend the fire, her heart in her mouth, jumping and starting at every shadow cast by the flames. – Hillsboro People by Dorothy Canfield
  2. All the names of Germany would tend to come to England, but if Anglo- Saxon England made any names on her own account, they would not go back to Germany. – Surnames as a Science by Robert Ferguson
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