Definition of Tending

1. Noun. The work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something. "The old car needs constant attention"




2. Adjective. (usually followed by 'to') naturally disposed toward. "I am not minded to answer any questions"
Exact synonyms: Apt, Disposed, Given, Minded
Similar to: Inclined
Derivative terms: Aptness

Definition of Tending

1. Noun. Action of the verb ''to tend''. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of tend) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tending

1. tend [v] - See also: tend

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tending

tenderlings
tenderloin
tenderloin steak
tenderloins
tenderly
tenderness
tenderness to palpation
tendernesses
tenderometer
tenderometers
tenderoni
tenderonis
tenderpreneur
tenderpreneurs
tenders
tending (current term)
tending(p)
tendinitides
tendinitis
tendinitises
tendinopathies
tendinopathy
tendinoplasty
tendinosis
tendinosuture
tendinous
tendinous arch
tendinous arch of soleus muscle

Literary usage of Tending

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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1887)
"McGowan & Bliss and the McGowan Pump Company, and tending to show- that, at the time the contract of June 23d was signed, the defendants, upon being asked ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"There was evidence tending to show that the prosecutrix, Darrie Hall, ... There also was further testimony in defendant's behalf tending to show that soon ..."

3. An Analysis of the Derivative Words in the English Language: Or, A Key to by Salem Town (1838)
"... again continuing to press in again. not tending to press in. to press against, to bear down. was pressed against, or, &c. the act of pressing against, ..."

4. The Federalist, on the New Constitution by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay (1857)
"tending the power of doing it may be imagined. It would diminish the motives to the multiplication of federal courts, and would admit of arrangements ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"Temple. mon safety, and tending towards it in the ... Care ; act of tending. Nature does require Her times of preservation, which, perforce, 1 her frail son ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"According to the bill of exceptions, there was evidence in behalf of the plaintiffs tending to show that, without willfulness or design on the part of her ..."

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