Definition of Lithe

1. Adjective. Moving and bending with ease.




Definition of Lithe

1. v. t. & i. To listen or listen to; to hearken to.

2. a. Mild; calm; as, lithe weather.

3. v. t. To smooth; to soften; to palliate.

Definition of Lithe

1. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To go. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Mild; calm. ¹

3. Adjective. slim but not skinny ¹

4. Adjective. Capable of being easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To become calm. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To make soft or mild; soften; alleviate; mitigate; lessen; smooth; palliate. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To give ear; attend; listen. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To listen to. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lithe

1. bending easily [adj LITHER, LITHEST] : LITHELY [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lithe

literose
liters
lites
lith
lith-
lithaemia
lithaemias
lithagogue
lithagogues
lithal
litharge
litharges
lithargyrum
lithate
lithates
lithe (current term)
lithectomy
lithed
lithely
lithemia
lithemias
lithemic
litheness
lithenesses
lither
litherly
litherness
lithes
lithesome
lithest

Literary usage of Lithe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"Also, to soften, to render lithe or supple. (5) To thicken. Kennett, MS. ... lithe-WURT. The plant forget-me-not. Th Tak the greia of the wyne that mené ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"IV. c. too being held only to apply to demands oí lithe in kind. The method of recovering rent charge under the Commutation Acts was distraint where the ..."

3. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1838)
"Graceful, lithe, and fairy- like, yet firm in her step, and ripe in her execution, she has won at once a high reputa- tion as a finished artiste. ..."

4. Barbizon Days: Millet, Corot, Rousseau, Barye by Charles Sprague Smith (1902)
"There they are; Corot has seen them and painted them to the life—graceful, shapely, lithe, not mortal nor sensuous, as in the nude canvases of the modern ..."

5. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"Then her lithe neck, three fingers might surround. How it should waver on the pale gold ground Up to the fruit-shaped, perfect chin it lifts ! ..."

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