Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “tender”

tender

noun [C] (OFFER)    /ˈten.dər/ US  /-dɚ/
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 .Business and commerce - general words specialized finance & economics a written offer to buy or sell shares in a company Financial investments and the stock marketBuying and selling in general 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.Making appeals and requestsGiving, providing and supplying
(Definition of tender noun (OFFER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of tender

Definitions of “tender” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

prenuptial agreement

an official document signed by two people before they get married that says what will happen to their possessions and/or children if they divorce (= officially stop being married)

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More