1. someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

    Synonyms : attendant, attender
    Type Of : help, assistant, supporter, helper
  2. something that can be used as an official medium of payment

    Synonyms : legal tender, stamp
    Type Of : medium of exchange, monetary system
  3. a boat for communication between ship and shore

    Synonyms : cutter, pinnace, ship's boat
    Type Of : boat
  4. physically untoughened

    Synonyms : untoughened
    Antonyms : tough
    Examples :
    • tender feet
  5. propose a payment

    Synonyms : bid, offer
  6. hurting

    Synonyms : raw, sensitive, sore
    Examples :
    • the tender spot on his jaw
  7. a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

    Synonyms : bid
    Type Of : offering, offer
  8. make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer

    Synonyms : tenderise, tenderize
    Type Of : alter, change, modify
    Examples :
    • tenderize meat
  9. having or displaying warmth or affection

    Synonyms : affectionate, fond, lovesome
    Examples :
    • a tender glance
  10. (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

    Synonyms : crank, cranky, tippy
  11. ship that usually provides supplies to other ships

    Synonyms : supply ship
    Type Of : ship
  12. car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water

    Type Of : railcar, railway car, railroad car, car
  13. easy to cut or chew

    Antonyms : tough
    Examples :
    • tender beef
  14. given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality

    Antonyms : tough
    Examples :
    • a tender heart
    • a tender smile
    • tender loving care
    • tender memories
    • a tender mother
  15. make a tender of; in legal settlements

    Type Of : proffer, offer
  16. offer or present for acceptance

    Type Of : present, give, gift
  17. (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition

    Examples :
    • tender green shoots
  18. young and immature

    Examples :
    • at a tender age


  1. not extreme

    Synonyms : moderate
    Examples :
    • temperate in his response to criticism
  2. not extreme in behavior

    Antonyms : intemperate
    Examples :
    • temperate in his habits
    • a temperate response to an insult
    • temperate in his eating and drinking
  3. (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate

    Antonyms : intemperate
    Examples :
    • a temperate region
    • the temperate zones
    • temperate plants


  1. a sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey

    Type Of : claw


  1. existing outside of or not in accordance with nature

    Synonyms : nonnatural, otherworldly, preternatural
    Examples :
    • find transcendental motives for sublunary action
  2. of or characteristic of a system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material


  1. press down tightly

    Synonyms : pack, tamp down
    Type Of : compact, compress, pack together
    Examples :
    • tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso
  2. a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)

    Synonyms : tamper, tamping bar
    Type Of : tool


  1. a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

    Synonyms : farce, farce comedy
    Type Of : comedy
  2. a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

    Synonyms : burlesque, lampoon, mockery, parody, pasquinade, put-on, send-up, sendup, spoof, takeoff
    Type Of : imitation, caricature, impersonation
  3. make a travesty of

    Type Of : burlesque, parody, spoof


  1. weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous

    Synonyms : bearded darnel, cheat, darnel, lolium temulentum
    Type Of : ryegrass, rye grass
  2. an adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods

    Type Of : adjustment, allowance
  3. any of several weedy vetches grown for forage

    Type Of : vetch
  4. (chemical analysis) a counterweight used in chemical analysis; consists of an empty container that counterbalances the weight of the container holding chemicals

    Type Of : counterpoise, counterbalance, equalizer, counterweight, balance, equaliser
  5. the weight of a motor vehicle, railroad car, or aircraft without its fuel or cargo

    Type Of : weight


  1. slightly intoxicated

    Synonyms : potty, tiddly
  2. unstable and prone to tip as if intoxicated

    Examples :
    • a tipsy boat


  1. characterized by intense emotion

    Synonyms : ardent, fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, perfervid
    Examples :
    • a torrid love affair
  2. emotionally charged and vigorously energetic

    Examples :
    • a torrid dance
    • torrid jazz bands
    • hot trumpets and torrid rhythms
  3. extremely hot and dry

    Examples :
    • the torrid heat of the noonday sun


  1. a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage

    Synonyms : ass-kisser, crawler, lackey, sycophant
    Type Of : adulator, flatterer
  2. try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

    Synonyms : bootlick, fawn, kotow, kowtow, suck up, truckle
    Type Of : blandish, flatter