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.

Quotes of slender

  1. Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off. – Carl Jung
  2. I was very slender and small. All my friends were on the team, so I had to make it too. I was a very aggressive player. I wanted to be one of the best, but I just ended up as one of the good ones. – Ed O'Neill
  3. The whole force of the respectable circles to which I belonged, that respectable circle which knew as I did not the value of security won, the slender chance of replacing it if lost or abandoned, was against me. – Ida Tarbell
  4. Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence. – Martin Farquhar Tupper
  5. To a man, ornithologists are tall, slender and bearded so that they can stand motionless for hours, imitating kindly trees, as they watch for birds. – Gore Vidal
  6. All human things Of dearest value hang on slender strings. – Edmund Waller
  7. A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends. – George Washington

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