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Fine meaning

fine - 30 dictionary results

  1. 1. issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty; " I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street"; " Move your car or else you will be ticketed!"
  2. 2. ; free or impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity; " gold 21 carats fine"
  3. 3. of texture; being small- grained or smooth to the touch or having fine particles; " wood with a fine grain"; " fine powdery snow"; " fine rain"; " batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave"; " covered with a fine film of dust"
  4. 4. thin in thickness or diameter; " a fine film of oil"; " fine hairs"; " read the fine print"
  5. 5. Finished; brought to perfection; refined; hence, free from impurity; excellent; superior; elegant; worthy of admiration; accomplished; beautiful.
  6. 6. Aiming at show or effect; loaded with ornament; overdressed or overdecorated; showy.
  7. 7. Nice; delicate; subtle; exquisite; artful; skillful; dexterous.
  8. 8. Not coarse, gross, or heavy
  9. 9. Not gross; subtile; thin; tenous.
  10. 10. Not coarse; comminuted; in small particles; as, fine sand or flour.
  11. 11. Not thick or heavy; slender; filmy; as, a fine thread.
  12. 12. Thin; attenuate; keen; as, a fine edge.
  13. 13. Made of fine materials; light; delicate; as, fine linen or silk.
  14. 14. Having ( such) a proportion of pure metal in its composition; as, coins nine tenths fine.
  15. 15. ( Used ironically.)
  16. 16. To make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold.
  17. 17. To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil.
  18. 18. To change by fine gradations; as ( Naut.), to fine down a ship's lines, to diminish her lines gradually.
  19. 19. End; conclusion; termination; extinction.
  20. 20. A final agreement concerning lands or rents between persons, as the lord and his vassal.
  21. 21. A sum of money or price paid for obtaining a benefit, favor, or privilege, as for admission to a copyhold, or for obtaining or renewing a lease.
  22. 22. To impose a pecuniary penalty upon for an offense or breach of law; to set a fine on by judgment of a court; to punish by fine; to mulct; as, the trespassers were fined ten dollars.
  23. 23. To pay a fine. See Fine, n., 3 ( b).
  24. 24. To finish; to cease; or to cause to cease.
  25. 25. Finely; well; elegantly; fully; delicately; mincingly.
  26. 26. In a manner so that the driven ball strikes the object ball so far to one side as to be deflected but little, the object ball being driven to one side.
  27. 27. To become fine ( in any one of various senses); as, the ale will fine; the weather fined.
  28. 28. Excellent; beautiful; showy; delicate; not coarse; keen.
  29. 29. Penalty in money.
  30. 30. To impose a fine upon.

fine - examples of usage

  1. Bake them half an hour, or till they are of a fine brown.
  2. It was a fine day. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. " Ah, well," she said, " London's a fine place to live in. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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