lank


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lank

 (lăngk)
adj. lank·er, lank·est
1. Long and lean. See Synonyms at lean2.
2. Long, straight, and limp: lank and floppy hair.

[Middle English, from Old English hlanc.]

lank′ly adv.
lank′ness n.

lank

(læŋk)
adj
1. long and limp
2. thin or gaunt
[Old English hlanc loose]
ˈlankly adv
ˈlankness n

lank

(læŋk)
adj, adv
informal South African a lot; a great deal
[perhaps from Afrikaans lank long]

lank

(læŋk)

adj. -er, -est.
1. (of hair) straight and limp; without spring or curl.
2. unduly long and slender: lank grass.
3. lean; gaunt; thin.
[before 1000; Middle English lanc, Old English hlanc]
lank′ly, adv.
lank′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lank - long and thin and often limp; "grown lank with fasting"; "lank mousy hair"
long - primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long"
2.lank - long and lean
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

lank

adjective
1. limp, lifeless, long, dull, straggling, lustreless She ran her fingers through her hair; it felt lank and dirty.
2. thin, lean, slim, slender, skinny, spare, gaunt, lanky, emaciated, scrawny, attenuated, scraggy, rawboned a lank youth with a ponytail

lank

adjective
Having little flesh or fat on the body:
Idioms: all skin and bones, thin as a rail.
Translations
نَحيف وطويل
rovnýzplihlý
glat og kedeligt
hintelälaiha
egyenes
linkulegur
išstypęsnutįsęs
taisns
düz ve yağlı

lank

[læŋk] ADJ [hair] → lacio; [grass] → largo

lank

[ˈlæŋk] adj [hair] → raide et terne

lank

adj person, bodydürr, hager; hairsträhnig, kraftlos; grassdürr, mager

lank

[læŋk] adj (hair) → diritto/a e opaco/a

lank

(lӕŋk) adjective
(of hair) straight, thin, and usually greasy.
ˈlanky adjective
thin, tall and not elegant. He is tall and lanky.
ˈlankiness noun
References in classic literature ?
Tattered flank and sunken eye, open mouth and red, Locked and lank and lone they lie, the dead upon their dead.
They had lank black hair, almost like horsehair, and seemed as they sat to exceed in stature any race of men I have seen.
His hair is tow-color and lank, his eyes are green, and his mouth is big, and his ears -- but I never think about his ears if I can help it.
The beautifully arched and glossy neck was now straight, and lank, and fallen in; the clean straight legs and delicate fetlocks were swelled; the joints were grown out of shape with hard work; the face, that was once so full of spirit and life, was now full of suffering, and I could tell by the heaving of her sides, and her frequent cough, how bad her breath was.
A lank tentacular appendage gripped the edge of the cylinder, another swayed in the air.
Lank Bildad, as pilot, headed the first watch, and ever and anon, as the old craft deep dived into the green seas, and sent the shivering frost all over her, and the winds howled, and the cordage rang, his steady notes were heard, -- Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood, Stand dressed in living green.
Rocinante was marvellously portrayed, so long and thin, so lank and lean, with so much backbone and so far gone in consumption, that he showed plainly with what judgment and propriety the name of Rocinante had been bestowed upon him.
She had a thin awkward figure, a sallow skin without colour, dark lank hair, and strong features -- so much for her person; and not less unpropitious for heroism seemed her mind.
The other, whose appearance particularly struck Pierre, was a long, lank, round-shouldered, fair-haired man, slow in his movements and with an idiotic expression of face.
His brother dressed with particular care--a thing he never used to do--combed his scanty, lank hair, and, smiling, went upstairs.
A kind of coat, made of dressed deer-skin, with the hair on, was belted close to his lank body by a girdle of colored worsted.
He had a large pair of bellows, with a long slender muzzle of ivory: this he conveyed eight inches up the anus, and drawing in the wind, he affirmed he could make the guts as lank as a dried bladder.