Definitions for slenderˈslɛn dər
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slender, slight, slim, svelte(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"
"a thin line across the page"
having little width in proportion to the length or height
"a slender pole"
small in quantity
"slender wages"; "a slim chance of winning"; "a small surplus"
lissome, lissom, lithe, lithesome, slender, supple, svelte, sylphlike(adj)
moving and bending with ease
A rod is a long slender pole used for angling.
Origin: From slendre, sclendre, from esclendre, of origin, from slinder, from slindraz, from sleidh-. Cognate with Schlenderling, schlendern, slidderen, slinderen, slindern. More at slide, slither.
small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant
weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution
moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence
small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance
spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet
uttered with a thin tone; -- the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i
Origin: [OE. slendre, sclendre, fr. OD. slinder thin, slender, perhaps through a French form; cf. OD. slinderen, slidderen, to creep; perh. akin to E. slide.]
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- نحيل, أهيف, نحيفArabic
- útlý, štíhlýCzech
- caol, seangScottish Gaelic
- esbelto, magroPortuguese
- стройный, тонкийRussian
- tenký, štíhlySlovak
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