What does slender mean?

Definitions for slender
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.

  2. slenderadjective

    palatalized

  3. 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

  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. 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. Thomas Jefferson:

    Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Seth Cropsey:

    They're walking a very slender path, and on either side of the precipice, they're walking a ridge with steep sides and the ridge is getting narrower. And as the war continues, it will become like a razor.

  5. 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.

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