What does trimming mean?

Definitions for trimming
ˈtrɪm ɪŋtrim·ming

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trimmingnoun

    the act of adding decoration

    "the children had to be in bed before it was time for the trimming of the tree"

  2. trimming, trim, passementerienoun

    a decoration or adornment on a garment

    "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"

  3. trim, trimming, clippingnoun

    cutting down to the desired size or shape


  1. trimmingnoun

    The act of someone who trims.

    I gave a good trimming to my elderly neighbour's hedges.

  2. trimmingnoun

    Material that is removed by someone trimming something, as a piece of steak.

  3. trimmingnoun

    A reprimand or chastisting.

    to give a boy a trimming

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Trimmingnoun

    Ornamental appendages to a coat or gown.

    Etymology: from trim.

    Judgment without vivacity of imagination is too heavy, and like a dress without fancy; and the last without the first is too gay, and but all trimming. Samuel Garth, Pref. to Ovid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trimming

    of Trim

  2. Trimming

    a. from Trim, v

  3. Trimmingnoun

    the act of one who trims

  4. Trimmingnoun

    that which serves to trim, make right or fitting, adjust, ornament, or the like; especially, the necessary or the ornamental appendages, as of a garment; hence, sometimes, the concomitants of a dish; a relish; -- usually in the pluraltrimmings. --

  5. Trimmingnoun

    the act of reprimanding or chastisting; as, to give a boy a trimming

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trimming in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trimming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of trimming in a Sentence

  1. Major Scott Champagne:

    They were familiar with each other, they were associates, whether it be through hanging out or that there was some indication that maybe Lori had assisted them on a few jobs related to [Mackey’s] tree trimming business. There were also some implications that there may have been some involvement between her and Paul Trucchio, but of course, that has never been confirmed.

  2. Lin Chan:

    For us doing eyebrow trimming, the distance from the customers is very small, a lot of customers will cancel their bookings.

  3. Jesse Hurwitz:

    We continue to see a large drag from private inventory investment as trimming headline growth, but with a smaller drag from net trade and more modest equipment investment, the composition of third-quarter GDP is likely to be more balanced.

  4. Al Falih:

    The consensus among all members is that we need to do whatever it takes to balance the market, if that means trimming supply by a million [ barrels per day ], we will do it.

  5. David Whelan:

    It's very cold, the work conditions, the workshop, is not heated and it tends to be whatever the ambient temperature is outside so he's often working in 40to 50 degree temperatures.He is trimming the threads off clothes.They make clothes at a garment factory at the prison.

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