Slender

Definition of Slender

Slen´der
a.1.Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant.
She, as a veil down to the slender waist,
Her unadorned golden tresses wore.
- Milton.
2.Weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution.
Mighty hearts are held in slender chains.
- Pope.
They have inferred much from slender premises.
- J. H. Newman.
The slender utterance of the consonants.
- J. Byrne.
3.Moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence.
A slender degree of patience will enable him to enjoy both the humor and the pathos.
- Sir W. Scott.
4.Small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance.
Frequent begging makes slender alms.
- Fuller.
5.Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet.
The good Ostorius often deigned
To grace my slender table with his presence.
- Philips.
6.(Phon.) Uttered with a thin tone; - the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i.

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