Definitions of slender

  1. gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease
  2. very narrow; " a thin line across the page"
  3. 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"
  4. small in quantity; " slender wages"; " a slim chance of winning"; " a small surplus"
  5. having little width in proportion to the length or height; " a slender pole"
  6. Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant.
  7. Weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution.
  8. Moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence.
  9. Small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance.
  10. Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet.
  11. Uttered with a thin tone; - the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i.
  12. Narrow in proportion to the length or height; slim; feeble; moderate; small: as, slender means of support; spare; as, a slender meal.
  13. Slenderly.
  14. Slenderness.
  15. Thin or narrow: feeble: inconsiderable: simple.
  16. Thin or narrow; small in girth; feeble; slight.
  17. Small in thickness in proportion to height or length; slim; feeble.
  18. Thin; small in circumference compared with the length; small in the waist; not strong; small; inconsiderable; slight; weak; insufficient; spare; abstemious.
  19. Slim; thin; small in circumference compared with the length; slight; limited; inadequate.

Usage examples for slender

  1. Now she called the queen of Erin to her tent, and drawing from her own pocket a belt of silk, slender as a cord, she said: " Put this on." – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  2. 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
  3. With a wave of her slender brown hand she said: " Look at this!" – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith
  4. She was only a slender girl when I saw her last. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  5. Slender hands, to bear the double burden. – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards
  6. Thanks, my dear; I should enjoy going very much if I were a little more slender – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  7. He noticed the touch of colour just below her white slender column of a neck, and wondered why no other woman had ever thought of wearing a crimson tie with her habit. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  8. But he was sensitive to the frank grip of her long and slender fingers. – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  9. He had not seen how the girl's hand had suddenly closed, and her slender form had swayed. – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  10. The spot was in shadow, but as they looked in that direction, a log fell, and a slender flame sprang up. – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  11. The slender form of Jig rose before them, trembling. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  12. Her figure is quite slender – Turn About Eleanor by Ethel M. Kelley
  13. 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
  14. He was a little above the middle height- rather slender but a good figure. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  15. When he went upstairs to his room the first object that caught his attention was a slender volume, beautifully bound, that lay on his dressing- table. – The Monk of Hambleton by Armstrong Livingston
  16. It has occasionally been my duty to say that I could not myself give my slender assistance to a Ministry unless I were supported by the presence of this or that political friend. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  17. Would broad web- feet be as useful to the hen as slender toes? – Home Geography For Primary Grades by C. C. Long
  18. " It's a dear little boy," said the slender lady, who had a pale, kind face, dark eyes, and very red lips. – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit
  19. Yes, dressed in black- had long light hair and was slender – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  20. It swung there at the end of the slender little broken chain like a great drop of shining water, blushing and sparkling and trembling. – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson