Translation of "tender" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈten.dər/ us /ˈten.dɚ/

tender adjective (GENTLE)

C2 gentle, loving, or kind

a tender look/smile 溫柔的眼神/微笑
What you need is some tender loving care. 你需要的是體貼入微的關懷。

tender adjective (PAINFUL)

(of part of the body) painful, sore, or uncomfortable when touched

My arm was very tender after the injection. 打針後,我的胳膊一碰就痛。

tender adjective (SOFT)

C2 (of meat or vegetables) easy to cut or chew (= crush with the teeth)

My steak was beautifully tender. 我的牛排做得很嫩,好極了。

Tender plants are easily damaged by cold weather.


tender adjective (YOUNG)

C2 literary young

He was sent off to boarding school at the tender age of seven. 他在七歲就被送去上寄宿學校了。


uk /ˈten.dər/ us /ˈten.dɚ/

[ I ] If you tender for a job, you make a formal offer to do it for a stated price.

Five companies have tendered for the hospital contract. 已有五家公司投標承建該醫院。

[ I ] specialized finance & economics If you tender for something such as shares, you make a formal offer to buy them for a stated price.


[ T ] formal to give or offer something

Please tender the exact fare. 請如數交費。
The health minister has tendered her resignation (= has offered to leave her job). 衛生部長已提交辭呈。

tendernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈten.dər/ us /ˈten.dɚ/

tender noun [ C ] (OFFER)

mainly UK US usually bid a written or formal offer to supply goods or do a job for an agreed price

The council has invited tenders for the building contract. 市政會已經為建築工程招標。

specialized finance & economics mainly UK US usually bid a written offer to buy or sell shares in a company

put sth out to tender UK

If you put work out to tender, you ask people to make offers to do it.

Education departments in all the prisons are being put out to tender. 現在正在對所有監獄的教管部門進行招標。

tender noun [ C ] (CONTAINER)

specialized engineering a vehicle used for transporting water, wood, or coal, especially one that is pulled behind a railway engine or used by the fire service


(Translation of “tender” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)