Definitions for lithelaɪð, laɪθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lithelaɪð, laɪθ(adj.)lith•er, lith•est.

  1. bending readily; pliant; limber; supple; flexible.

Origin of lithe:

bef. 900; ME lith(e), OE līthe, c. OS līthi, OHG lindi mild, L lentus slow


Princeton's WordNet

  1. lissome, lissom, lithe, lithesome, slender, supple, svelte, sylphlike(adj)

    moving and bending with ease

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lithe

    to listen or listen to; to hearken to

  2. Lithe(adj)

    mild; calm; as, lithe weather

  3. Lithe(adj)

    capable of being easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber; as, the elephant's lithe proboscis

  4. Lithe(adj)

    to smooth; to soften; to palliate

Translations for lithe

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(used especially of the human body) bending easily; flexible

as lithe as a cat.

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