Lexicon: tenant – Teneriffe

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tenant, n. [Fr. < L. 'to hold'.]

  1. Denizen; inhabitant; temporary member of a household.
  2. Intern; resident; one who has a routine life.
  3. Occupant; dweller; one who lives in a place.
  4. Lodger; renter; [fig.] character; inner being.

tenantless, adj. [see tenant, n.]

Barren; empty.

tend (-s), v. [contracted from Fr. attendre.]

  1. Care for; maintain.
  2. Nurture; give emotional care.

tendency, n. [L.]

Inclination; the likelihood that something will occur.

tender (-er, -est), adj. [Fr. 'tender, delicate.']

  1. Personal; intimate; sensitive; exquisite; emotionally vulnerable; [fig.] airy; ethereal; delicately written; carefully scribed.
  2. Gentle; subtle; understated; unpretentious; pleasing.
  3. Refined; delicate; sweet.
  4. Weak; faint; waning; solicitous.
  5. Meek; compassionate; long-suffering; understanding; merciful.
  6. Poignant; thoughtful.
  7. Young; youthful; little; small; earlier stage; first part of life; not yet fully developed.
  8. Delicate; soft; lacking harshness.

tender (-er), adv. [see tender, adj.]

Sympathetically; with pity; with more sentiment.

tenderly, adv. [see tender, adj.]

  1. Gently; lovingly; softly; with great care; so as to prevent injury.
  2. Beseechingly; with pleading; with gentle persuasion.
  3. Mercifully; impartially; with tolerance.

tenderness, n. [see tender, adj.]

  1. Motherhood; maternity; motherly care; parental protection.
  2. Sensitivity; fondness; affection.
  3. Kindness; good deed.

tenement (-s), n. [OFr < L. 'to hold'.]

  1. Faraway place; heavenly location.
  2. Dwelling; place where one lives.

Teneriffe, proper n. [L. Pico de Tenerife < Chinerfe, possibly 'white mountain' or 'luminous one'.]

  1. Island inhabitant; person who lives on the largest of the seven Canary Islands off the coast of Africa.
  2. Mt. Teide; highest island peak of Spain's territory; Atlantic isle known for volcanic peaks; active volcano with a vent that erupted in 1492 as Columbus was sailing by the Canary Islands; legendary abode of the All-Creator according to the Guanches people.