Definitions for fineˈfi neɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(adj.)of superior or best quality; of high or highest grade; excellent:
consisting of minute particles:
very thin; slender:
keen; sharp, as a tool.
delicate in texture or workmanship:
highly skilled; accomplished:
a fine musician.
trained to the maximum degree, as an athlete.
characterized by refinement or elegance; polished; refined:
affectedly ornate or elegant.
a fine distinction.
Category: Common Vocabulary
elegant in appearance; smart.
a fine young man.
(of a precious metal or its alloy) free from impurities; containing a large amount of pure metal.
(adv.)Informal. excellently; very well.
fine wrought lettering.
(v.i.)to become fine or finer, as by refining.
(v.t.)to make fine or finer, esp. by refining or pulverizing.
to reduce the size or proportions of (often used with down or away):
to fine down heavy features.
to clarify (wines or spirits) by filtration.
Origin of fine:
1250–1300; ME fin < AF, OF: extreme, farthest, best < L fīnis end
finefaɪn(n.; v.)fined, fin•ing.
(n.)a sum of money imposed as a penalty for an offense or dereliction:
a parking fine.
a fee paid by a feudal tenant to a landlord, as on the renewal of tenure.
(formerly) a conveyance of land through decree of an English court, based upon a simulated lawsuit.
Archaic. a penalty of any kind.
(v.t.)to subject to a fine.
Idioms for fine:
in fine, in short; briefly.
Origin of fine:
1150–1200; ME fin < AF, OF < L fīnis end, ML: settlement, payment
Music. the end.
Category: Music and Dance
fine, mulct, amercement(adj)
money extracted as a penalty
all right, fine, o.k., ok, okay, hunky-dory(adj)
being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
"an all-right movie"; "the passengers were shaken up but are all right"; "is everything all right?"; "everything's fine"; "things are okay"; "dinner and the movies had been fine"; "another minute I'd have been fine"
minutely precise especially in differences in meaning
"a fine distinction"
thin in thickness or diameter
"a fine film of oil"; "fine hairs"; "read the fine print"
characterized by elegance or refinement or accomplishment
"fine wine"; "looking fine in her Easter suit"; "a fine gentleman"; "fine china and crystal"; "a fine violinist"; "the fine hand of a master"
of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small 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"
free from impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity
"gold 21 carats fine"
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!"
very well, fine, alright, all right, OK(adverb)
an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence
finely, fine, delicately, exquisitely(adverb)
in a delicate manner
"finely shaped features"; "her fine drawn body"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
good or acceptable
"Is orange juice OK?" "Yes, that's fine thanks."
in good health and happy
"How are you?" "I'm fine thanks."
excellent or of high quality
a fine fabric; Her hair is very fine.
(of weather) sunny
***Tomorrow should be fine, but windy.
acceptably or well enough
The operation was a success and he's doing fine now.
a payment that must be made as a punishment
I had to pay a $100 fine.
to punish sb by making them pay money
He was fined for parking his car illegally.
finished; brought to perfection; refined; hence, free from impurity; excellent; superior; elegant; worthy of admiration; accomplished; beautiful
aiming at show or effect; loaded with ornament; overdressed or overdecorated; showy
nice; delicate; subtle; exquisite; artful; skillful; dexterous
not coarse, gross, or heavy
not gross; subtile; thin; tenous
not coarse; comminuted; in small particles; as, fine sand or flour
not thick or heavy; slender; filmy; as, a fine thread
thin; attenuate; keen; as, a fine edge
made of fine materials; light; delicate; as, fine linen or silk
having (such) a proportion of pure metal in its composition; as, coins nine tenths fine
to make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold
to make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil
to change by fine gradations; as (Naut.), to fine down a ship's lines, to diminish her lines gradually
end; conclusion; termination; extinction
a sum of money paid as the settlement of a claim, or by way of terminating a matter in dispute; especially, a payment of money imposed upon a party as a punishment for an offense; a mulct
a final agreement concerning lands or rents between persons, as the lord and his vassal
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
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
to pay a fine. See Fine, n., 3 (b)
to finish; to cease; or to cause to cease
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[WPI] Good, but not good enough to be cuspy. The word fine is used elsewhere, of course, but without the implicit comparison to the higher level implied by cuspy.
Translations for fine
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(usually of art etc) very good; of excellent quality
fine paintings; a fine performance.
- goeie skilderye; knap vertoningAfrikaans
- رائِع، مُمْتازArabic
- beloPortuguese (BR)
- fin; smukDanish
- ωραίος, εξαίρετοςGreek
- بسیار خوبFarsi
- बढ़िया, अचछाHindi
- divan, izvrstan, sjajanCroatian
- 좋은, 멋진Korean
- jauks; lielisksLatvian
- sangat bagusMalay
- fin, glimrendeNorwegian
- wspaniały, ładnyPolish
- بسیار خوبPersian
- دیړه ښهPashto
- fin, utmärktSwedish
- güzel, mükemmelTurkish
- 傑出的Chinese (Trad.)
- першокласний, високопробнийUkrainian
- نفیس ، بہت عمدہUrdu
- 杰出的Chinese (Simp.)
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