What does slender mean?

Definitions for slender
ˈslɛn dərslen·der

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word slender.

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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Slenderadjective

    Etymology: slinder, Dutch.

    So thick the roses bushing round
    About her glow’d; half stooping to support
    Each flow’r of slender stalk. John Milton.

    What slender youth bedew’d with liquid odours,
    Courts thee on roses in some pleasant cave. John Milton.

    Beauteous Helen shines among the rest,
    Tall, slender, straight, with all the graces blest. Dryden.

    Love in these labyrinths his slaves detains,
    And mighty hearts are held in slender chains. Alexander Pope.

    Yet they, who claim the general assent of the whole world unto that which they teach, and do not fear to give very hard and heavy sentence upon as many as refuse to embrace the same, must have special regard, that their first foundations and grounds be more than slender probabilities. Richard Hooker.

    Where joy most revels, grief doth most lament;
    Grief joys, joy grieves, on slender accident. William Shakespeare.

    Positively to define that season, there is no slender difficulty. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    It is a very slender comfort that relies upon this nice distinction, between things being troublesome, and being evils; when all the evil of affliction lies in the trouble it creates to us. John Tillotson.

    At my lodging,
    The worst is this, that at so slender warning,
    You’re like to have a thin and slender pittance. William Shakespeare.

    In obstructions inflammatory, the aliment ought to be cool, slender, thin, diluting. Arbuthnot.

    The good Ostorius often deign’d
    To grace my slender table with his presence. Philips.

ChatGPT

  1. slender

    Slender refers to something or someone that is thin or narrow in shape or form, especially in comparison to their length or height. It often suggests gracefulness or delicacy.

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. Stacie Leutner:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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