What does fin mean?

Definitions for finfɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fin.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. tail fin, tailfin, fin(noun)

    one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile

  3. louver, louvre, fin(noun)

    one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain

  4. flipper, fin(noun)

    a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater)

  5. fin(noun)

    a stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish

  6. fin(verb)

    organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals

  7. fin(verb)

    equip (a car) with fins

  8. fin(verb)

    propel oneself through the water in a finning motion

  9. fin, break water(verb)

    show the fins above the water while swimming

    "The sharks were finning near the surface"


  1. Fin(ProperNoun)

    commune in the Somme department in France

  2. 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').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fin(verb)

    to carve or cut up, as a chub

  2. Fin(noun)

    end; conclusion; object

  3. Fin(noun)

    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

  4. Fin(noun)

    a membranous, finlike, swimming organ, as in pteropod and heteropod mollusks

  5. Fin(noun)

    a finlike organ or attachment; a part of an object or product which protrudes like a fin

  6. Fin(noun)

    the hand

  7. Fin(noun)

    a blade of whalebone

  8. Fin(noun)

    a mark or ridge left on a casting at the junction of the parts of a mold

  9. Fin(noun)

    the thin sheet of metal squeezed out between the collars of the rolls in the process of rolling

  10. Fin(noun)

    a feather; a spline

  11. Fin(noun)

    a finlike appendage, as to submarine boats

  12. Origin: [See Fine, n.]


  1. Fin

    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.

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  1. FIN

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Todd Goldstein:

    The Fin attaches to a standard prosthetic, allowing the amputee to enter and exit the water without changing prosthetics.

  2. Steve Green:

    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.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    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.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Aceptar su ignorancia es el primer paso hacia el conocimiento. Reconociendo la oscuridad que te rodea te llevará a la senda de la iluminación. Harás lo tanto conocen y aceptan tus limitaciones, con el fin de superarlas con éxito.

  5. Ilaina Solomon:

    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.

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