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Definition of "slim" []

  • Small in girth or thickness in proportion to height or length; slender. (adjective)
  • Small in quantity or amount; meager: slim chances of success. (adjective)
  • To become or make slim. (verb-transitive)
  • To lose or cause to lose weight, as by dieting or exercise. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slim" in a sentence
  • "They said it would be possible to write what one called a 'slim' contract of 6-8 pages that laid out essential provisions: due process, some say in hiring, a role in evaluation, a role in developing curricula and assessments, and other professional issues."
  • "He got himself the proper clothing and his first racing bike—a Mercier—which he described as a slim, elegant road bike, and jumped into his first triathlon with no previous experience or specific training."
  • "Aged 14, he decided he preferred the English word "slim" to being called "spaghetti" or other French insults."