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Meaning of LANK

Pronunciation:  langk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  long and lean
  2. [adj]  long and thin and often limp; "grown lank with fasting"; "lank mousy hair"
 

LANK is a 4 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: lean, long, spindly, thin
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lank\, a. [Compar. {Lanker}; superl. {Lankest}.] [{AS}.
    hlanc; cf. G. lenken to turn, gelenk joint, OHG. hlanca hip,
    side, flank, and E. link of a chain.]
    1. Slender and thin; not well filled out; not plump;
       shrunken; lean.
    
             Meager and lank with fasting grown.   --Swift.
    
             Who would not choose . . . to have rather a lank
             purse than an empty brain?            --Barrow.
    
    2. Languid; drooping.[Obs.]
    
             Who, piteous of her woes, reared her lank head.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    {Lank hair}, long, thin hair. --Macaulay.
    
    
  2. \Lank\, v. i. & t.
    To become lank; to make lank. [Obs.] --Shak. --G. Fletcher.
    
    
 

 

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