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SLENDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does slender mean? 

SLENDER (adjective)
  The adjective SLENDER has 5 senses:

1. being of delicate or slender build
2. very narrow
3. having little width in proportion to the length or height
4. small in quantity
5. moving and bending with ease

  Familiarity information: SLENDER used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLENDER (adjective)


Sense 1slender [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being of delicate or slender build

Synonyms:

slender; slim; slight; svelte

Context examples:

she was slender as a willow shoot is slender / a slim girl with straight blonde hair / watched her slight figure cross the street

Similar:

lean; thin (lacking excess flesh)


Sense 2slender [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very narrow

Synonyms:

slender; thin

Context example:

a thin line across the page

Similar:

narrow (not wide)


Sense 3slender [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having little width in proportion to the length or height

Context example:

a slender pole

Similar:

thin (of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section)


Sense 4slender [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Small in quantity

Synonyms:

slim; slender

Context examples:

slender wages / a slim chance of winning / a small surplus

Similar:

little; small (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent)


Sense 5slender [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Moving and bending with ease

Synonyms:

supple; sylphlike; lithesome; lithe; lissome; lissom; svelte; slender

Similar:

graceful (characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution)


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