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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 slen·der /ˈslɛndɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slen·der a. [Compar. Slenderer superl. Slenderest.]
 1. Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant. “A slender, choleric man.”
 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.
 -- Slen*der*ly, adv. -- Slen*der*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: slight, slim]
      2: very narrow; "a thin line across the page" [syn: thin]
      3: having little width in proportion to the length or height;
         "a slender pole"
      4: small in quantity; "slender wages"; "a slim chance of
         winning"; "a small surplus" [syn: slim]
      5: gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease [syn: lissome,
          lissom, lithe, lithesome, supple, svelte, sylphlike]