Definition of "Tender" :
noun: ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
noun: a boat for communication between ship and shore
noun: car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
noun: a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
noun: someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
noun: something that can be used as an official medium of payment
verb: make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
verb: make a tender of; in legal settlements
verb: offer or present for acceptance
verb: propose a payment
adjective: (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition
"Tender green shoots."
adjective: having or displaying warmth or affection
"A tender glance."
adjective: young and immature
"At a tender age."
"The tender spot on his jaw."
adjective: (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
adjective: easy to cut or chew
adjective: physically untoughened
adjective: given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality
"A tender heart."