What does lithe mean?

Definitions for lithe
laɪð, laɪθlithe

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lissome, lissom, lithe, lithesome, slender, supple, svelte, sylphlikeadjective

    moving and bending with ease

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. LITHEadjective

    Limber; flexible; pliant; easily bent.

    Etymology: liðe , Saxon.

    Th’ unwieldy elephant,
    To make them mirth, us’d all his might, and wreath’d
    His lithe proboscis. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lithe

    to listen or listen to; to hearken to

  2. Litheadjective

    mild; calm; as, lithe weather

  3. Litheadjective

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

  4. Litheadjective

    to smooth; to soften; to palliate

  5. Etymology: [Icel hla. See Listen.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lithe

    līth, adj. easily bent, flexible, active.—adv. Lithe′ly.—n. Lithe′ness.—adj. Lithe′some.—n. Lithe′someness. [A.S. líðe; Ger. lind and gelinde.]

  2. Lithe

    līth, v.i. (obs.) to listen. [Ice. hlydha, to listen—hljódh, hearing.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lithe in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lithe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    long and thin and often limp
    • A. usurious
    • B. lank
    • C. bibulous
    • D. dicotyledonous

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