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Meaning of SLENDER

Pronunciation:  'slendur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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. [adj]  gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease
  3. [adj]  small in quantity; "slender wages"; "a slim chance of winning"; "a small surplus"
  4. [adj]  having little width in proportion to the length or height; "a slender pole"
  5. [adj]  very narrow; "a thin line across the page"

SLENDER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: graceful, lean, lissom, lissome, lithe, lithesome, little, narrow, slight, slim, small, supple, svelte, sylphlike, thin



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Slen"der\, a. [Compar. {Slenderer}; superl.
{Slenderest}.] [OE. slendre, sclendre, fr. OD. slinder thin,
slender, perhaps through a French form; cf. OD. slinderen,
slidderen, to creep; perh. akin to E. slide.]
1. Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height;
   not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant.
   ``A slender, choleric man.'' --Chaucer.

         She, as a veil down to the slender waist, Her
         unadorned golden tresses wore.        --Milton.

2. Weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a
   slender constitution.

         Mighty hearts are held in slender chains. --Pope.

         They have inferred much from slender premises. --J.
                                               H. Newman.

         The slender utterance of the consonants. --J. Byrne.

3. Moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of
   slender intelligence.

         A slender degree of patience will enable him to
         enjoy both the humor and the pathos.  --Sir W.

4. Small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of
   support; a slender pittance.

         Frequent begging makes slender alms.  --Fuller.

5. Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet.

         The good Ostorius often deigned To grace my slender
         table with his presence.              --Philips.

6. (Phon.) Uttered with a thin tone; -- the opposite of
   broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i. --
   {Slen"der*ly}, adv. -- {Slen"der*ness}, n.