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Meaning of LITHE

Pronunciation:  lIdh

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease

LITHE is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: graceful, lissom, lissome, lithesome, slender, supple, svelte, sylphlike



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lithe\, v. i. & i. [Icel ?. See {Listen}.]
    To listen or listen to; to hearken to. [Obs.] --P. Plowman.
  2. \Lithe\, a. [AS. ?, for ? tender, mild, gentle; akin to G.
    lind, gelind, OHG. lindi, Icel. linr, L. lenis soft, mild,
    lentus flexible, and AS. linnan to yield. Cf. {Lenient}.]
    1. Mild; calm; as, lithe weather. [Obs.]
    2. Capable of being easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber;
       as, the elephant's lithe proboscis. --Milton.
  3. \Lithe\, v. t. [AS. ?. See {Lithe}, a.]
    To smooth; to soften; to palliate. [Obs.]
Computing Dictionary

Object-oriented with extensible syntax.

"LITHE: A Language Combining a Flexible Syntax and Classes", D. Sandberg, Conf Rec 9th Ann ACM Sym POPL, ACM 1982, pp.142-145.

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