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collocation in linguistics, the tendency of certain words to occur together in speech or writing with more frequency than chance would predict, or the particular ways that words tend to combine with each other within a particular language. [1/2 definitions]
colloid in chemistry, a suspension of a very finely ground or divided substance in a gas, liquid, or solid, such that suspended particles tend not to settle out. [1/3 definitions]
converge to tend toward unity or commonality, as of purpose or interest. [1/3 definitions]
cowgirl a young woman hired to herd and tend cattle, usu. on horseback, in the western United States. [1/2 definitions]
cultivate to tend and help (plants) grow. [1/5 definitions]
curate to tend the collections and oversee the activities of a museum, library, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
dinghy a small boat used to tend a larger one, usu. as a lifeboat or for short trips to shore and back. [1/2 definitions]
disoblige to neglect to tend to, or to go against the wishes of. [1/2 definitions]
doorkeeper one whose job is to guard or tend the entrance to a building.
doorman one whose job is to tend the entrance of an apartment house, hotel, or other building, and to assist residents or guests.
erotica (used with a sing. or pl. verb) books, pictures, and the like that tend to arouse sexual feelings; erotic literature or art.
fledge to tend (a young bird) and prepare it for flight. [1/4 definitions]
forester one employed to plant, tend, or supervise a forest. [1/2 definitions]
geriatrics (used with a sing. verb) the science concerned with the medical problems that tend to occur in old age. [1/2 definitions]
graze1 to tend (animals) at pasture. [1/4 definitions]
herd to drive, lead, or tend (a herd). [1/8 definitions]
husband to tend or take care of with an eye to conserving. [1/2 definitions]
hygiene practices and conditions, such as cleanliness, that tend to promote health and prevent illness. [1/2 definitions]
incline to be disposed or tend towards certain viewpoints or ways of thinking or feeling. [1/5 definitions]
in-group a group of people with common interests or attitudes who tend to exclude those with different interests or attitudes.
inhibit to hold back, restrain, prevent, or tend to do so. [1/2 definitions]