from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Small in girth or thickness in proportion to height or length; slender.
- adj. Small in quantity or amount; meager: slim chances of success.
- transitive v. To become or make slim.
- transitive v. To lose or cause to lose weight, as by dieting or exercise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Slender, thin.
- adj. Very small, tiny.
- adj. Sly, crafty.
- n. A type of cigarette substantially longer and thinner than normal cigarettes
- n. AIDS, or the chronic wasting associated with its later stages
- n. Cocaine; white lady.
- v. To lose weight in order to achieve slimness
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Worthless; bad.
- adj. Weak; slight; unsubstantial; poor.
- adj. Of small diameter or thickness in proportion to the height or length; slender
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Thin; slender: as, a slim waist.
- Hence Slight; flimsy; unsubstantial: as, slim work.
- Delicate; feeble.
- Slight; weak; trivial.
- Meager; small: as, a slim chance.
- Worthless; bad; wicked.
- SynonymsLank, gaunt, meager.
- To scamp one's work; do work in a careless, superficial manner.
- n. A Middle English form of slime.
- Cunning; crafty; tricky.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. small in quantity
- adj. being of delicate or slender build
- v. take off weight
Dutch, bad, sly, from Middle Dutch slimp, slim, bad, crooked.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dutch slim ("bad, sly, clever"), from Middle Dutch slim ("bad, crooked"), from Proto-Germanic *slembaz (“oblique, crooked”). Compare Middle High German slimp ("slanting, awry") (German schlimm ("bad")). (Wiktionary)