five, 5, V, cinque, quint, quintet, fivesome, quintuplet, pentad, fin, Phoebe, Little Phoebe(noun)
the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
tail fin, tailfin, fin(noun)
one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
louver, louvre, fin(noun)
one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain
a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater)
a stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish
organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals
equip (a car) with fins
propel oneself through the water in a finning motion
fin, break water(verb)
show the fins above the water while swimming
"The sharks were finning near the surface"
commune in the Somme department in France
Origin: fin, from finn, from finjō 'dorsal fin' (compare vin, Finne, fena), from (s)pīn- 'backbone, dorsal fin' (compare ind 'end, point', Latin pinna 'feather, wing', spin 'hook', Sanskrit sphyá 'splinter, staff').
to carve or cut up, as a chub
end; conclusion; object
an organ of a fish, consisting of a membrane supported by rays, or little bony or cartilaginous ossicles, and serving to balance and propel it in the water
a membranous, finlike, swimming organ, as in pteropod and heteropod mollusks
a finlike organ or attachment; a part of an object or product which protrudes like a fin
a blade of whalebone
a mark or ridge left on a casting at the junction of the parts of a mold
the thin sheet of metal squeezed out between the collars of the rolls in the process of rolling
a feather; a spline
a finlike appendage, as to submarine boats
Origin: [See Fine, n.]
A fin is a thin component or appendage attached to a larger body or structure. Fins typically function as foils that produce lift or thrust, or provide the ability to steer or stabilize motion while traveling in water, air, or other fluid media. Fins are also used to increase surface areas for heat transfer purposes, or simply as ornamentation. Fins first evolved on fish as a means of locomotion. Fish fins are used to generate thrust and control the subsequent motion. Fish, and other aquatic animals such as cetaceans, actively propel and steer themselves with pectoral and tail fins. As they swim, they use other fins, such as dorsal and anal fins to achieve stability and refine their maneuvering.
What does FIN stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the FIN acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of fin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of fin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The Fin attaches to a standard prosthetic, allowing the amputee to enter and exit the water without changing prosthetics.
They have a sail fin that has a slight bend to it and that helps them curve again from the beach and stay off the beaches.
Ce ne est pas vrai que la fin justifie les moyens. Le succès et la richesse ne comptent pas, sauf se ils sont atteints avec honnêteté et intégrité, en jouant juste et carré à chaque étape de la vie à mon humble avis.
The TPP would actually pose serious threats to one of our ocean's greatest treasures, sharks, the TPP not only fails to meaningfully address the problem of shark fin trading, but it could actually lead to the slaughter of more sharks.
We actually got a chance to rehearse our scenes together and have some great poignant moments, when you meet Gilbert Shepard you understand what makes Fin tick. It's kind of nice. It's very grounded and it's wonderful character development, because you can't always be slicing through sharks. You've got to ground it in a humanity. This movie does it very nicely with Fin Shepard and his family.
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Translations for fin
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- перка, стабилизатор, плавник, вертикален стабилизаторBulgarian
- aletaCatalan, Valencian
- finne, halefinneDanish
- uimaräpylä, eväFinnish
- sveiv, horn, fjøðurFaroese
- nageoire, empennage, palme, aileronFrench
- iteScottish Gaelic
- լողակ, թևArmenian
- impennaggio, pinnaItalian
- フィン, 鰭Japanese
- pinna, pennaLatin
- stabilizators, ķīlis, spuraLatvian
- пера́ја, стабилиза́тор, перка, четкаMacedonian
- vin, zwemvlies, staartvinDutch
- svømmeføtter, finne, hanekam, finnerNorwegian
- barbatana, nadadeiraPortuguese
- ласт, стабилиза́тор, перо́, плавни́к, ла́стыRussian
- пера́ја, плитва, plitva, perájaSerbo-Croatian
- fena, labb, simfötterSwedish
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