Slim

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Slim \Slim\ (sl[i^]m), adjective [Compar. {Slimmer}; superl. {Slimmest}.] [Formerly, bad, worthless, weak, slight, awry, fr. D. slim; akin to G. schlimm, MHG. slimp oblique, awry; of uncertain origin. The meaning of the English word seems to have been influenced by slender.]

1. Worthless; bad. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

2. Weak; slight; unsubstantial; poor; as, a slim argument. "That was a slim excuse." --Barrow.

3. Of small diameter or thickness in proportion to the height or length; slender; as, a slim person; a slim tree. --Grose.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

slim

adjective

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: {slender}, {slight}, {slim}, {svelte}]

2: small in quantity; "slender wages"; "a slim chance of winning"; "a small surplus" [syn: {slender}, {slim}]

verb

1: take off weight [syn: {reduce}, {melt off}, {lose weight}, {slim}, {slenderize}, {thin}, {slim down}] [ant: {gain}, {put on}]


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