What does slender mean?

Definitions for slender
ˈslɛn dərslen·der

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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.

    Etymology: From slendre, sclendre, from esclendre, of origin, from slinder, from slindraz, from sleidh-. Cognate with Schlenderling, schlendern, slidderen, slinderen, slindern. More at slide, slither.

  2. slender(Adjective)

    palatalized

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. slendre, sclendre, fr. OD. slinder thin, slender, perhaps through a French form; cf. OD. slinderen, slidderen, to creep; perh. akin to E. slide.]

  2. Slender

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

    Etymology: [OE. slendre, sclendre, fr. OD. slinder thin, slender, perhaps through a French form; cf. OD. slinderen, slidderen, to creep; perh. akin to E. slide.]

  3. Slender

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

    Etymology: [OE. slendre, sclendre, fr. OD. slinder thin, slender, perhaps through a French form; cf. OD. slinderen, slidderen, to creep; perh. akin to E. slide.]

  4. Slender

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

    Etymology: [OE. slendre, sclendre, fr. OD. slinder thin, slender, perhaps through a French form; cf. OD. slinderen, slidderen, to creep; perh. akin to E. slide.]

  5. Slender

    spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet

    Etymology: [OE. slendre, sclendre, fr. OD. slinder thin, slender, perhaps through a French form; cf. OD. slinderen, slidderen, to creep; perh. akin to E. slide.]

  6. Slender

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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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

Examples of slender in a Sentence

  1. Lei Ming:

    Since then, all young women nationwide find that girls who are dressed as guys are no less handsome and more sexually attractive and secure than real guys, in the subculture, neutral-looking, slender and short-hair girls resemble the ideal male image in the world of manga (Japanese comics). This positioning appeals to a lot of people of the new generation.

  2. Blair McPhee:

    The first thing that struck me about this animal is the incredible robustness of the limb bones, it was of similar size to the gigantic sauropod dinosaurs, but whereas the arms and legs of those animals are typically quite slender, Ledumahadi's are incredibly thick.

  3. Johanna Rode-Margono:

    Javan warty pigs are of a similar body size to European wild boar but are a bit more slender and have longer heads, males have three pairs of enormous warts on their faces. It is these characteristics that have led to them being affectionately labelled as ‘the world’s ugliest pig’ but, certainly to us and our researchers, they are rather beautiful and impressive.

  4. Stacie Leutner:

    But she really liked it and thought it was real, slender Man.

  5. Thomas Jefferson:

    Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.

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