What does thin mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thin(adj)

    of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section

    "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"

  2. thin, lean(adj)

    lacking excess flesh

    "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

  3. slender, thin(adj)

    very narrow

    "a thin line across the page"

  4. sparse, thin(adj)

    not dense

    "a thin beard"; "trees were sparse"

  5. thin(adj)

    relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous

    "air is thin at high altitudes"; "a thin soup"; "skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk"; "thin oil"

  6. thin(adj)

    (of sound) lacking resonance or volume

    "a thin feeble cry"

  7. thin(adj)

    lacking spirit or sincere effort

    "a thin smile"

  8. flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin(verb)

    lacking substance or significance

    "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"

  9. thin(verb)

    lose thickness; become thin or thinner

  10. thin(verb)

    make thin or thinner

    "Thin the solution"

  11. dilute, thin, thin out, reduce, cut(verb)

    lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

    "cut bourbon"

  12. reduce, melt off, lose weight, slim, slenderize, thin, slim down(adverb)

    take off weight

  13. thinly, thin(adverb)

    without viscosity

    "the blood was flowing thin"

Wiktionary

  1. thin(Noun)

    a loss or tearing of paper from the back of a stamp, although not sufficient to create a complete hole.

    Etymology: thin, from þynne, from þunnuz, (compare þanjanan), from ténh₂us, from tenw(ə)-.

  2. thin(Verb)

    To make thin or thinner

    Etymology: thin, from þynne, from þunnuz, (compare þanjanan), from ténh₂us, from tenw(ə)-.

  3. thin(Verb)

    To become thin or thinner

    Etymology: thin, from þynne, from þunnuz, (compare þanjanan), from ténh₂us, from tenw(ə)-.

  4. thin(Verb)

    To dilute

    Etymology: thin, from þynne, from þunnuz, (compare þanjanan), from ténh₂us, from tenw(ə)-.

  5. thin(Verb)

    To remove some plants in order to improve the growth of those remaining

    Etymology: thin, from þynne, from þunnuz, (compare þanjanan), from ténh₂us, from tenw(ə)-.

  6. thin(Adjective)

    Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite.

    Etymology: thin, from þynne, from þunnuz, (compare þanjanan), from ténh₂us, from tenw(ə)-.

  7. thin(Adjective)

    Very narrow in all diameters; having a cross section that is small in all directions.

    Etymology: thin, from þynne, from þunnuz, (compare þanjanan), from ténh₂us, from tenw(ə)-.

  8. thin(Adjective)

    Having little body fat or flesh; slim; slender; lean; gaunt.

    thin person

    Etymology: thin, from þynne, from þunnuz, (compare þanjanan), from ténh₂us, from tenw(ə)-.

  9. thin(Adjective)

    Of low viscosity or low specific gravity, e.g., as is water compared to honey.

    Etymology: thin, from þynne, from þunnuz, (compare þanjanan), from ténh₂us, from tenw(ə)-.

  10. thin(Adjective)

    Scarce.

    Etymology: thin, from þynne, from þunnuz, (compare þanjanan), from ténh₂us, from tenw(ə)-.

  11. thin(Adjective)

    Describing a poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the bottom part of the club head. See fat, shank, toe.

    Etymology: thin, from þynne, from þunnuz, (compare þanjanan), from ténh₂us, from tenw(ə)-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thin

    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

  2. Thin

    rare; not dense or thick; -- applied to fluids or soft mixtures; as, thin blood; thin broth; thin air

  3. Thin

    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. Thin

    not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness

  5. Thin

    not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person becomes thin by disease

  6. Thin

    wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full

  7. Thin

    slight; small; slender; flimsy; wanting substance or depth or force; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering; as, a thin disguise

  8. Thin(adverb)

    not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin

  9. Thin(verb)

    to make thin (in any of the senses of the adjective)

  10. Thin(verb)

    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

Freebase

  1. Thin

    The 2006 cinéma vérité documentary film, Thin, directed by Lauren Greenfield and distributed by HBO, is an exploration of The Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, Florida; a 40-bed residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders. The film mostly revolves around four women with anorexia nervosa and/or bulimia and their struggles for recovery. It premiered on HBO on November 14th 2006. THIN is the centerpiece of a multi-faceted campaign designed to explore issues surrounding body image and eating disorders, including a companion book, traveling exhibition of Greenfield's work and a website. Having already shot photographs at Renfrew for her book Girl Culture, Greenfield returned to the facility to direct THIN, her directorial debut, which she produced in collaboration with producer R.J. Cutler. Living at the center for six months, Greenfield and director of photography Amanda Micheli received unrestricted access, filming not just the therapy sessions, mealtimes and daily weigh-ins that construct the highly structured routine of inpatients' daily lives, but also exploring their turbulent interpersonal relationships with each other, with family and with staff. Access to staff meetings allows us insight into the efforts of the Renfrew medical team and the complex tasks facing them.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thin

    thin, adj. having little thickness: slim: lean: freely mobile: small: fine: not close or crowded: transparent, flimsy, shallow: not full or well grown, meagre, weak.—adv. not thickly or closely: in a scattered state.—v.t. to make thin: to make less close or crowded (with away, out, &c.): to make rare or less thick or dense.—v.i. to grow or become thin:—pr.p. thin′ning; pa.t. and pa.p. thinned.—adj. Thin′-faced (Shak.), having a thin face.—adv. Thin′ly.—n. Thin′ness.—adjs. Thin′nish, somewhat thin; Thin′-skinned, having a thin skin: sensitive: irritable.—n. Thin′-skinned′ness. [A.S. thynne; Ice. thunnr, Ger. dünn.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thin' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2041

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thin' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2643

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thin' in Adjectives Frequency: #244

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thin in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of thin in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Eyre:

    It is a tense time around elections and security forces are already stretched thin, displaced people are already struggling for food, access to clean water and healthcare facilities.

  2. Dr Homer:

    The fundamental principle is that under every brown eye is a blue eye, the only difference between a brown eye and a blue eye is this very thin layer of pigment on the surface. Bright like the sky.

  3. Rosa de Winter-Levy:

    ‘'Edith has taken ill, has a high fever. I want her to go to the hospital. Though there is a great fear of being gassed because every week Dr. Mengele goes to the sick-bay to pick out those women who in his opinion are too thin to be left alive. Despite everything, I bring Edith there. She has a fever of 41 degrees and is immediately admitted to the sick-bay barracks. (...) One morning new patients arrive. Suddenly I recognize Edith, she has come from another ward of sick-bay barracks. She is but a mere shadow of herself. A few days later she dies, totally worn out.

  4. Katharine Butler Hathaway:

    It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.

  5. Unknown:

    In every fat book there is a thin book trying to get out.

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