Tend Tend, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tending}.] [Aphetic form of attend. See {Attend}, {Tend} to move, and cf. {Tender} one that tends or attends.] 1. To accompany as an assistant or protector; to care for the wants of; to look after; to watch; to guard; as, shepherds tend their flocks. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And flaming ministers to watch and tend Their earthly charge. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

There 's not a sparrow or a wren, There 's not a blade of autumn grain, Which the four seasons do not tend And tides of life and increase lend. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

2. To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to. [1913 Webster]

Being to descend A ladder much in height, I did not tend My way well down. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

{To tend a vessel} (Naut.), to manage an anchored vessel when the tide turns, so that in swinging she shall not entangle the cable. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • well-tended — adj. Well tended is used with these nouns: ↑lawn …   Collocations dictionary

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