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Definitions of lank

  1. To become lank; to make lank. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Slender and thin; not well filled out; not plump; shrunken; lean. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Languid; drooping. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. LANKNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. LANKLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. long and lean Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. Lean; slender; shrunken; as, a man with a tall, lank figure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Faint or weak: languid or drooping: soft or loose: thin. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Drooping; loose; weak and slender. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Long and thin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Loose or lax; flabby; meagre; languid; drooping. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Thin; slender; not plump; not full and firm. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for lank

  1. Old Faithful, however, tall, lank grey- bearded, brought enough devotion for half a dozen followers. – The Adventures of Akbar by Flora Annie Steel
  2. The door was kicked open, and the lank figure of one of his associates stood before him. – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
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