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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tend /ˈtɛnd/
 (vt.)照管,照料(vi.)服侍,招待;注意,留心;走向,趨向;傾向;有助于

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tend, v. i.
 1. To move in a certain direction; -- usually with to or towards.
    Two gentlemen tending towards that sight.   --Sir H. Wotton.
 Thus will this latter, as the former world,
 Still tend from bad to worse.   --Milton.
    The clouds above me to the white Alps tend.   --Byron.
 2. To be directed, as to any end, object, or purpose; to aim; to have or give a leaning; to exert activity or influence; to serve as a means; to contribute; as, our petitions, if granted, might tend to our destruction.
    The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.   --Prov. xxi. 5.
    The laws of our religion tend to the universal happiness of mankind.   --Tillotson.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tend v. t.  O. Eng. Law To make a tender of; to offer or tender. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tend, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tended; p. pr. & vb. n. Tending.]
 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.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tend, v. i.
 1. To wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; -- with on or upon.
 Was he not companion with the riotous knights
 That tend upon my father?   --Shak.
 2.  To await; to expect. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 tend
      v 1: have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be
           inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures";
           "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"
           [syn: be given, lean, incline, run]
      2: have care of or look after; "She tends to the children"
      3: manage or run; "tend a store"