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Thin meaning

thin - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. make thin or thinner; " Thin the solution"
  2. 2. Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite; as, a thin plate of metal; thin paper; a thin board; a thin covering.
  3. 3. Not close; not crowded; not filling the space; not having the individuals of which the thing is composed in a close or compact state; hence, not abundant; as, the trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin.
  4. 4. Not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness.
  5. 5. Not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person becomes thin by disease.
  6. 6. Wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full.
  7. 7. Slight; small; slender; flimsy; wanting substance or depth or force; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering; as, a thin disguise.
  8. 8. Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin.
  9. 9. To make thin ( in any of the senses of the adjective).
  10. 10. Rare; not dense or thick; - applied to fluids or soft mixtures; as, thin blood; thin broth; thin air.
  11. 11. To grow or become thin; - used with some adverbs, as out, away, etc.; as, geological strata thin out, i. e., gradually diminish in thickness until they disappear.
  12. 12. Having little thickness; slender; lean; fine; not close; scattered.
  13. 13. Not thickly or closely.

thin - examples of usage

  1. The events of the past week had worn it thin. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He was thin and altogether a miserable looking Rabbit. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
  3. " You are getting thin on it, too," he answered, looking at me. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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