Tenders vs Tinders - What's the difference?

tenders | tinders |


As verbs the difference between tenders and tinders

is that tenders is (tender) while tinders is (tinder).

As a noun tenders

is .

tenders

English

Noun

(head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (tender)
  • ----

    tinders

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (tinder)

  • tinder

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia tinder) (-)
  • small dry sticks and finely-divided fibrous matter etc., used to help light a fire.
  • Usage notes

    Tinder refers to the first stage of building a fire: sparks light tinder, which then lights kindling, which then lights the main fire.

    Derived terms

    * tinder box, tinderbox

    Coordinate terms

    * (l)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To set fire to; torch.
  • * Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
  • Is heaven a murderer when its lightning strikes a would-be murderer in his bed, tindering sheets and skin together?

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