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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Jean Lorrain:

    Polaire! The agitating and agitated Polaire! The tiny slip of a woman that you know, with the waist slender to the point of pain, of screaming out loud, of breaking in two, in a spasmically tight bodice, the prettiest slimness ...

  5. 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.

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