(Sli*dom"e*ter) n. [Slide + -meter.] An instrument for indicating and recording shocks to
railway cars occasioned by sudden stopping.
(Slight) n. Sleight. Spenser.
(Slight), v. t. [Cf. D. slechten to level, to demolish.]
1. To overthrow; to demolish. [Obs.] Clarendon.
2. To make even or level. [Obs.] Hexham.
3. To throw heedlessly. [Obs.]
The rogue slighted me into the river.Shak.
(Slight) a. [Compar. Slighter ; superl. Slightest.] [OE. slit, sleght, probably from OD. slicht,
slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth,
simple, Icel. slttr smooth, Sw. slät, Goth. slaíhts; or uncertain origin.]
1. Not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe; weak; gentle;
applied in a great variety of circumstances; as, a slight (i. e., feeble) effort; a slight (i. e., perishable)
structure; a slight (i. e., not deep) impression; a slight (i. e., not convincing) argument; a slight (i. e., not
thorough) examination; slight (i. e., not severe) pain, and the like. "At one slight bound." Milton.
Slight is the subject, but not so the praise.Pope.
Some firmly embrace doctrines upon slight grounds.Locke.
2. Not stout or heavy; slender.
His own figure, which was formerly so slight.Sir W. Scott.
3. Foolish; silly; weak in intellect. Hudibras.
(Slight), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Slighting.] To disregard, as of little value
and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands. Milton.
The wretch who slights the bounty of the skies.Cowper. To slight off, to treat slightingly; to drive off; to remove. [R.] To slight over, to run over in haste; to
perform superficially; to treat carelessly; as, to slight over a theme. "They will but slight it over." Bacon.