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slender


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slender  \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. 
  Scott. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  slender 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {slight},  {slim}] 
  2:  very  narrow;  "a  thin  line  across  the  page"  [syn:  {thin}] 
  3:  having  little  width  in  proportion  to  the  length  or  height; 
  "a  slender  pole" 
  4:  small  in  quantity;  "slender  wages";  "a  slim  chance  of 
  winning";  "a  small  surplus"  [syn:  {slim}] 
  5:  gracefully  slender;  moving  and  bending  with  ease  [syn:  {lissome}, 
  {lissom},  {lithe},  {lithesome},  {supple},  {svelte},  {sylphlike}] 




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