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  • n. Action of the verb to tend.
  • v. Present participle of tend.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward
  • n. the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Bar tending is high on the list of the most dangerous jobs in the country ..

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  • The U.S. should have seen an increase in the money supply, causing higher prices and over the long term tending to restore trade balance.

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  • No, Anna Marie Jarvis wanted to honor her mother, who had been active in tending the wounded of both sides during the Civil War, for having been a leader in Mother's Day campaigns for peace and worker's safety and health from the end of that war to her death.

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  • Another purpose is a form of lightning protection, again tending to keep the house wiring relatively close to ground during a lightning strike.

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  • And if you apply the habit of looking over everything once a week, you can feel comfortable about never being more than a week behind in tending to important matters.

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  • Jackson, also a medic, took turns with me in tending to Johnson.

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  • Not that Gerard had ever uttered a word tending in that direction since he had been seven years old, but that would make it all the prettier; they would both be silently constant, till the time came, perhaps when she was of age.

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  • To break or damage in a grinding sort of way is to graunch, a word tending to replace puckeroo, I think.

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  • My next task was to explore the galley, which I found to be very nicely fitted up with what appeared to be an excellent cooking-stove and a generous supply of implements, the whole of which had, like the articles in the cabin, found their way right over to the starboard side; moreover the top of the stove was rusted in such a way as to suggest that the water from the coppers had been capsized over it -- everything, in short, tending to confirm my original impression that the brig had been on her beam-ends.

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