tendre

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tendre (comparative more tendre, superlative most tendre)

  1. Obsolete form of tender.

Verb[edit]

tendre (third-person singular simple present tendres, present participle tendring, simple past and past participle tendred)

  1. Obsolete form of tender.

Noun[edit]

tendre (plural tendres)

  1. Tender feeling or fondness; affection.
    • Thackeray
      You poor friendless creatures are always having some foolish tendre.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Provençal, from Latin tener, tenerum.

Adjective[edit]

tendre (feminine tendra, masculine and feminine plural tendres)

  1. soft
  2. charming

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Provençal, from Latin teneō, tenere.

Verb[edit]

tendre

  1. (Alghero) Alternative form of tenir

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French tendre, from Latin tener, tenerum.

Adjective[edit]

tendre (plural tendres)

  1. tender (soft, delicate)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French tendre, from Latin tendere, present active infinitive of tendō.

Verb[edit]

tendre

  1. (transitive) to tighten
  2. (transitive) to stretch out
  3. (intransitive, ~ vers) to tend (to infinity)
  4. (intransitive, ~ vers) to strive (for)
  5. (reflexive) to become taut
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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French tendre.

Adjective[edit]

tendre

  1. tender (soft, delicate)

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French tendre, from Latin tener, tenerum.

Adjective[edit]

tendre m, f

  1. (Jersey) tender

Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin tener.

Adjective[edit]

tendre m (oblique and nominative feminine singular tendre)

  1. tender (soft, delicate)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin tendere, present active infinitive of tendō.

Verb[edit]

tendre

  1. (transitive) to stretch
Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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