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Definitions of slender

  1. Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Uttered with a thin tone; - the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Slenderly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. very narrow; "a thin line across the page" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. small in quantity; "slender wages"; "a slim chance of winning"; "a small surplus" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. having little width in proportion to the length or height; "a slender pole" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. Narrow in proportion to the length or height; slim; feeble; moderate; small: as, slender means of support; spare; as, a slender meal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Thin or narrow; small in girth; feeble; slight. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Small in thickness in proportion to height or length; slim; feeble. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Thin; small in circumference compared with the length; small in the waist; not strong; small; inconsiderable; slight; weak; insufficient; spare; abstemious. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Slim; thin; small in circumference compared with the length; slight; limited; inadequate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for slender

  1. In front of him stood a second form, that of a slender woman, upon whose auburn hair fell the glittering light of the lantern. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  2. A sleeve fastened by set- screws to slender lathe work and running in a bearing so as to steady the work. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
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