What does slight mean?

Definitions for slight
slaɪtslight

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebuff, slight(adj)

    a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

  2. little(a), slight(adj)

    (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some

    "little rain fell in May"; "gave it little thought"; "little time is left"; "we still have little money"; "a little hope remained"; "there's slight chance that it will work"; "there's a slight chance it will work"

  3. flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin(adj)

    lacking substance or significance

    "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"

  4. slender, slight, slim, svelte(verb)

    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"

  5. slight, cold-shoulder(verb)

    pay no attention to, disrespect

    "She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance"

Wiktionary

  1. slight(Noun)

    The act of slighting; a deliberate act of neglect or discourtesy.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  2. slight(Noun)

    Sleight.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  3. slight(Verb)

    To treat as slight or not worthy of attention, to make light of.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  4. slight(Verb)

    To treat with disdain or neglect.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  5. slight(Verb)

    To act negligently or carelessly.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  6. slight(Verb)

    To render no longer defensible by full or partial demolition.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  7. slight(Verb)

    To make even or level.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  8. slight(Verb)

    To throw heedlessly.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  9. slight(Adjective)

    Small, weak or gentle; not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  10. slight(Adjective)

    Not stout or heavy; slender.

    a slight but graceful woman

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  11. slight(Adjective)

    Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slight(noun)

    sleight

    Etymology: [OE. slit, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. slttr smooth, Sw. slt, Goth. slahts; or uncertain origin.]

  2. Slight(verb)

    to overthrow; to demolish

    Etymology: [OE. slit, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. slttr smooth, Sw. slt, Goth. slahts; or uncertain origin.]

  3. Slight(verb)

    to make even or level

    Etymology: [OE. slit, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. slttr smooth, Sw. slt, Goth. slahts; or uncertain origin.]

  4. Slight(verb)

    to throw heedlessly

    Etymology: [OE. slit, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. slttr smooth, Sw. slt, Goth. slahts; or uncertain origin.]

  5. Slight

    not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe; weak; gentle; -- applied in a great variety of circumstances; as, a slight (i. e., feeble) effort; a slight (i. e., perishable) structure; a slight (i. e., not deep) impression; a slight (i. e., not convincing) argument; a slight (i. e., not thorough) examination; slight (i. e., not severe) pain, and the like

    Etymology: [OE. slit, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. slttr smooth, Sw. slt, Goth. slahts; or uncertain origin.]

  6. Slight

    not stout or heavy; slender

    Etymology: [OE. slit, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. slttr smooth, Sw. slt, Goth. slahts; or uncertain origin.]

  7. Slight

    foolish; silly; weak in intellect

    Etymology: [OE. slit, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. slttr smooth, Sw. slt, Goth. slahts; or uncertain origin.]

  8. Slight(verb)

    to disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands

    Etymology: [OE. slit, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. slttr smooth, Sw. slt, Goth. slahts; or uncertain origin.]

  9. Slight(noun)

    the act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity

    Etymology: [OE. slit, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. slttr smooth, Sw. slt, Goth. slahts; or uncertain origin.]

  10. Slight(adverb)

    slightly

    Etymology: [OE. slit, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. slttr smooth, Sw. slt, Goth. slahts; or uncertain origin.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slight

    slīt, adj. weak: slender: of little value: trifling: small: negligent: not decided, superficial, cursory: slighting, disdainful.—v.t. to disregard, as of little value: to neglect: (obs.) to demolish, smooth.—n. neglect: disregard, an act of discourtesy.—advs. Slight′ingly; Slight′ly.—n. Slight′ness. [Old Low Ger. slicht, plain; Dut. slecht, bad, Ger. schlecht, straight.]

  2. Slight

    slīt, n. (Spens.), sleight, device, trick.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'slight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3373

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'slight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3217

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'slight' in Adjectives Frequency: #349

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slight in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of slight in a Sentence

  1. Nick Lake:

    The eventual starfield included an interesting clustering of fairly bright stars low on the horizon, slight clumping and clustering like that gives a lot of visual interest to the scene.

  2. Mark Grant:

    I think this is a real act of vengeance by the ECB and the EU and I think it's a shame, you saw the stock market, which had been up over 100 as soon as this hit the wires, drop down to a slight positive ; Bonds go from being down a point to up a point.

  3. Christopher Marlowe:

    Where both deliberate, the love is slight: Who ever lov'd, that lov'd not at first sight?

  4. Ramani Durvasula:

    [ Narcissists ] wo n’t look them in the eye, are downright rude or dismissive, raise their voice for even a small slight, and may rapidly demand to see the manager.

  5. David Abney:

    There are enough members of Congress that in the past have supported this that we think it is still a slight possibility this year, it would have to be in the lame-duck session, there is no doubt about that. And I am not at all predicting that this is going to happen, I'm saying we think there is a slight chance.

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