from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Readily bent; supple: lithe birch branches.
- adj. Marked by effortless grace: a lithe ballet dancer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Mild; calm.
- adj. slim but not skinny
- adj. Capable of being easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber
- n. Shelter.
- v. To go.
- v. To become calm.
- v. To make soft or mild; soften; alleviate; mitigate; lessen; smooth; palliate.
- v. To give ear; attend; listen.
- v. To listen to.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Mild; calm.
- adj. Capable of being easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber.
- v. To listen or listen to; to hearken to.
- transitive v. To smooth; to soften; to palliate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Soft; tender; mild; calm; agreeable.
- Easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber.
- Pleasant; fine.
- Synonyms Pliable, supple, willowy.
- To become calm.
- To make soft or mild; soften; alleviate; mitigate; lessen.
- To relax; make less stiff.
- To give ear; attend; listen.
- To listen to.
- To go.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. moving and bending with ease
I suppose they wanted to remind buyers of the term lithe, but I thought "stone" when I saw it.
A small but far from minor miracle ... a story that is both tragic and full of light and grace ... full of suspense and written in lithe, resilient prose that by itself delights.
In the morning we awoke in lithe, though fluttered spirits; and after breakfast, in their pleasant kitchen, with "Michael," and "Blue-eye," and "White Lady," and half-a-dozen more purring about us, we took leave of a house where we have enjoyed many pleasant hours, and once more assembled at our own as the final rendezvous.
What a pretty word lithe is - so pretty that in modern English it is probably most used of young women.
Traveling conditions must have deteriorated in the course of the Middle Ages, since 'lithe' in this sense got replaced by the French word for 'labor!'
Lange is, if anything, a big, beautiful woman — she radiates a feline, almost leonine tawniness and self-confidence, and has been admired by some crit-ics for her "lithe" presence.
I did manage to pronounce "lithe" without incident.
The 14 dancers in the final team are young, lithe and preternaturally flexible.
I guess had to give up on the idea of ever being lithe or willowy.
Once her body had almost equaled his, lithe and young and beautiful.