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Tending Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    tending adj : (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward; "he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not minded to answer any questions" [syn: apt(p), disposed(p), given(p), minded(p), tending(p)] n : the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needed constant attention" [syn: care, attention, aid]
Tending Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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. And flaming ministers to watch and tend Their earthly charge. --Milton. 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.
  2. To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to. Being to descend A ladder much in height, I did not tend My way well down. --Chapman. To tend a vessel (Naut.), to manage an anchored vessel when the tide turns, so that in swinging she shall not entangle the cable.

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  • Tending the Rose Garden: Tending the Rose Garden is the 1986 debut EP by Catholic rock band The Innocence Mission . Track listing ": "Can't Anybody Stay Together" – 4: ...
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