Something slender is slight, or skinny. A young colt is slender compared to the full grown horse it will grow into.

Slender can be used in both positive and negative ways. If someone tells you you have a slender figure, you'll probably be happy, unless you're going for muscle-mass. A slender portion of potatoes will not cheer a hungry growing boy. If you don't know much about something, you can say your knowledge of it is slender. And if you become an artist, get used to living on a slender budget. Now that's a nice way to put it.

Definitions of slender
  1. adjective
    having little width in proportion to the length or height
    “a slender pole”
    of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section
  2. adjective
    very narrow
    synonyms: thin
    not wide
  3. adjective
    being of delicate or slender build
    “"she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris”
    synonyms: slight, slim, svelte
    lean, thin
    lacking excess flesh
  4. adjective
    small in quantity
    slender wages”
    synonyms: slim
    little, small
    limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
  5. adjective
    moving and bending with ease
    synonyms: lissom, lissome, lithe, lithesome, supple, svelte, sylphlike
    characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
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