What does slender mean?

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ˈslɛn dərslen·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slender, slight, slim, svelteadjective

    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, thinadjective

    very narrow

    "a thin line across the page"

  3. slenderadjective

    having little width in proportion to the length or height

    "a slender pole"

  4. slender, slimadjective

    small in quantity

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

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

    moving and bending with ease

Wiktionary

  1. slenderadjective

    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. slenderadjective

    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. Stacie Leutner:

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

  3. Sybil Adelman:

    Most of you have been where I am tonight. The crash site of unrequited love. You ask yourself, How did I get here What was it about Was it her smile Was it the way she crossed her legs, the turn of her ankle, the poignant vulnerability of her slender wrists What are these elusive and ephemeral things that ignite passion in the human heart That's an age-old question. It's perfect food for thought on a bright midsummer's night.

  4. 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.

  5. Kensington Palace:

    The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasizes the slender sculpted waist, the lines of the dress extend toward the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity.

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    (of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed
    • A. pecuniary
    • B. naiant
    • C. splay
    • D. dicotyledonous

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