Pronunciation: fīnd
a.1.Finished; brought to perfection; refined; hence, free from impurity; excellent; superior; elegant; worthy of admiration; accomplished; beautiful.
The gain thereof [is better] than fine gold.
- Prov. iii. 14.
A cup of wine that's brisk and fine.
- Shak.
To soothe the sick bed of so fine a being [Keats].
- Leigh Hunt.
2.Aiming at show or effect; loaded with ornament; overdressed or overdecorated; showy.
He gratified them with occasional . . . fine writing.
- M. Arnold.
3.Nice; delicate; subtle; exquisite; artful; skillful; dexterous.
The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine!
- Pope.
He has as fine a hand at picking a pocket as a woman.
- T. Gray.
4.Not coarse, gross, or heavy
5.Not coarse; comminuted; in small particles; as, fine sand or flour.
5.Having (such) a proportion of pure metal in its composition; as, coins nine tenths fine.
6.Used ironically.
Ye have made a fine hand, fellows.
- Shak.
Fine arch
(Glass Making) the smaller fritting furnace of a glasshouse.
Fine arts
See the Note under Art.
- Knight.
Fine cut
fine cut tobacco; a kind of chewing tobacco cut up into shreds.
Fine goods
woven fabrics of fine texture and quality.
Fine stuff
lime, or a mixture of lime, plaster, etc., used as material for the finishing coat in plastering.
- McElrath.
To sail fine
(Naut.) to sail as close to the wind as possible.
v. t.1.To make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold.
[imp. & p. p. Fined (fīnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Fining.]
It hath been fined and refined by . . . learned men.
- Hobbes.
2.To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil.
3.(Naut.) To change by fine gradations; as (Naut.), to fine down a ship's lines, to diminish her lines gradually.
n.1.End; conclusion; termination; extinction.
Is this the fine of his fines?
- Shak.
2.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.
3.(Law) A final agreement concerning lands or rents between persons, as the lord and his vassal.
4.(Eng. Law) 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.
Fine for alienation
(Feudal Law) a sum of money paid to the lord by a tenant whenever he had occasion to make over his land to another.
Fine of lands
a species of conveyance in the form of a fictitious suit compromised or terminated by the acknowledgment of the previous owner that such land was the right of the other party.
- Burrill.
In fine
in conclusion; by way of termination or summing up.
- Burrill.
v. t.1.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.
v. i.1.To pay a fine. See Fine, n., 3 (b).
v. t. & i.1.To finish; to cease; or to cause to cease.
adv.1.Finely; well; elegantly; fully; delicately; mincingly.
2.(Billiards & Pool) In a manner so that the driven ball strikes the object ball so far to one side as to be deflected but little, the object ball being driven to one side.
v. i.1.To become fine (in any one of various senses); as, the ale will fine; the weather fined.
To fine
gradually to become fine; to diminish; to dwindle.
Noun1.fine - money extracted as a penalty
Synonyms: amercement, mulct
Verb1.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!"
Synonyms: ticket
Adj.1.fine - superior to the average; "in fine spirits"; "a fine student"; "made good grades"; "morale was good"; "had good weather for the parade"
Synonyms: good
2.fine - 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"
3.fine - minutely precise especially in differences in meaning; "a fine distinction"
4.fine - of texture; being small-grained or smooth to the touch or having fine 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"
coarse - of texture; large-grained or rough to the touch; "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"
5.fine - being in good health; "he's feeling all right again"; "I'm fine, how are you?"
Synonyms: all right
6.fine - thin in thickness or diameter; "a fine film of oil"; "fine hairs"; "read the fine print"
7.fine - 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"
8.fine - ; free or impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity; "gold 21 carats fine"
Synonyms: f.
9.fine - (of weather) pleasant; not raining, perhaps with the sun shining; "a fine summer evening"
Adv.1.fine - sentence-initial expression of agreement
2.fine - in a delicate manner; "finely shaped features"; "her fine drawn body"
3.fine - in a superior and skilled manner; "the soldiers were fighting finely"
Synonyms: finely
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Translate fine to Spanish, Translate fine to German, Translate fine to French
find fault
find oneself
find out
finder's fee
finding of fact
finding of law
-- fine --
fine adjuster
Fine arch
fine art
fine arts
Fine cut
Fine for alienation
Fine goods
fine grain
Fine of lands
fine print
fine spray
fine structure
Fine stuff
fine-leaved heath
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