No Encyclopedia Entry for Tend
Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (v. t.) To make a tender of; to offer or tender.
2. (v. t.) 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.
3. (v. t.) To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.
4. (v. i.) To wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; -- with on or upon.
5. (v. i.) To await; to expect.
6. (v.) To move in a certain direction; -- usually with to or towards.
7. (v.) 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.