Definitions for slenderˈslɛn dər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. slender, thin(adj)

    very narrow

    "a thin line across the page"

  3. slender(adj)

    having little width in proportion to the length or height

    "a slender pole"

  4. slender, slim(adj)

    small in quantity

    "slender wages"; "a slim chance of winning"; "a small surplus"

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

    moving and bending with ease

Wiktionary

  1. slender(Adjective)

    Thin; slim.

    A rod is a long slender pole used for angling.

  2. slender(Adjective)

    palatalized

  3. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slender

    small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant

  2. Slender

    weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution

  3. Slender

    moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence

  4. Slender

    small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance

  5. Slender

    spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet

  6. Slender

    uttered with a thin tone; -- the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i

  7. 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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slender

    slen′dėr, adj. thin or narrow: feeble: inconsiderable: simple: meagre, inadequate, poorly furnished.—adv. Slen′derly.—n. Slen′derness. [Old Dut. slinder, thin, slinderen, to drag; cf. Ger. schlendern, to saunter.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slender in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.

  2. George Washington:

    A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.

  3. C. G. Jung:

    Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.

  4. Seungsoo Hahn:

    Avogadro talked to me about a mysterious number. The number takes us to a wonderland, where a tubby atom looks like a slender one, molecules are dancing at all times, and ions with extra electrons show off their body.

  5. Jean Lorrain:

    Polaire! The agitating and agitated Polaire! The tiny slip of a woman that you know, with the waist slender to the point of pain, of screaming out loud, of breaking in two, in a spasmically tight bodice, the prettiest slimness ...

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