adjective, slen·der·er, slen·der·est.
Origin of slender
Examples from the Web for slender
They are always suspended over a precipice, dangling by a slender thread that shows every sign of snapping.
Both are slender, toned, and have the butts of Victoria Secret models.#ButtSchool - How Porn Stars Work Out: Pop Physique Promises the Perfect Derriere|Aurora Snow|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A fat red turret squatted at each corner of the building; six slender ones overlooked the parapets and gables.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics|Michael Wolraich|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It had an unusual appearance created by its long, slender wings.Russia’s Missiles Stung the World Long Before MH17|Clive Irving|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maps, frequently based on slender suppositions, were cued up.
That slender slip of a woman does almost all their farm work, herself?Dorothy on a House Boat|Evelyn Raymond
She was a slender, pretty brunette, like her mother, but less beautiful.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916|Olga Metchnikoff
His "bit of luck" seemed to me slender enough grounds for his confidence that all would yet be well.A Case in Camera|Oliver Onions
In spinning, the simplest form of the spindle—a slender stick thrust through the center of a round wooden disk—is used.Navajo weavers|Washington Matthews
"You mustn't—you mustn't cry, dear Mrs. Walker," she sobbed, putting her arms about the slender old shoulders.The Spinner's Book of Fiction|Various
British Dictionary definitions for slender
Word Origin for slender
Word Origin and History for slender
c.1400, earlier sclendre (late 14c.), probably from a French source, often said to be from Old French esclendre "thin, slender," which could be from Old Dutch slinder, but the connections, and even the existence of these words, is doubtful. Related: Slenderly; slenderness.