Definitions for "Tend"
To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.
To wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; -- with on or upon.
See attended.
Keywords:  sugary, helm, predators, larva, ants
To watch a vessel at anchor at the turn of tides, and cast her by the helm, and some sail if necessary, so as to keep turns out of her cables.
ants harvesting the sugary substances released by the larva and in turn protect the larva for predators and parasites
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.
have care of or look after; "She tends to the children"
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"
manage or run; "tend a store"
Keywords:  await, expect
To await; to expect.
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.
Keywords:  towards, move, direction
To move in a certain direction; -- usually with to or towards.
Keywords:  offer
To make a tender of; to offer or tender.