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Slender Meaning & Definition
Slender Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Slender?

[adj] being of delicate or slender build; "she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris; "a slim girl with straight blonde hair"; "watched her slight figure cross the street"
[adj] gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease
[adj] small in quantity; "slender wages"; "a slim chance of winning"; "a small surplus"
[adj] having little width in proportion to the length or height; "a slender pole"
[adj] very narrow; "a thin line across the page"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Slender: graceful | lean | lissom | lissome | lithe | lithesome | little | narrow | slight | slim | small | supple | svelte | sylphlike | thin

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Slender In Webster's Dictionary

\Slen"der\, a. [Compar. {Slenderer}; superl. {Slenderest}.] [OE. slendre, sclendre, fr. OD. slinder thin, slender, perhaps through a French form; cf. OD. slinderen, slidderen, to creep; perh. akin to E. slide.] 1. Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant. ``A slender, choleric man.'' --Chaucer. She, as a veil down to the slender waist, Her unadorned golden tresses wore. --Milton. 2. Weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution. Mighty hearts are held in slender chains. --Pope. They have inferred much from slender premises. --J. H. Newman. The slender utterance of the consonants. --J. Byrne. 3. Moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence. A slender degree of patience will enable him to enjoy both the humor and the pathos. --Sir W. Scott. 4. Small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance. Frequent begging makes slender alms. --Fuller. 5. Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet. The good Ostorius often deigned To grace my slender table with his presence. --Philips. 6. (Phon.) Uttered with a thin tone; -- the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i. -- {Slen"der*ly}, adv. -- {Slen"der*ness}, n.

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