a.1.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.Rare; not dense or thick; - applied to fluids or soft mixtures; as, thin blood; thin broth; thin air.
In the day, when the air is more thin.
- Bacon.
3.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.Not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness.
Seven thin ears . . . blasted with the east wind.
- Gen. xli. 6.
5.Not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person becomes thin by disease.
6.Wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full.
Thin, hollow sounds, and lamentable screams.
- Dryden.
7.Slight; small; slender; flimsy; wanting substance or depth or force; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering; as, a thin disguise.
My tale is done, for my wit is but thin.
- Chaucer.
Thin section
See under Section.
adv.1.Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin.
Spain is thin sown of people.
- Bacon.
v. t.1.To make thin (in any of the senses of the adjective).
[imp. & p. p. Thinned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thinning.]
v. i.1.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.
Verb1.thin - lose thickness; become thin or thinner
thicken, inspissate - become thick or thicker; "The sauce thickened"; "The egg yolk will inspissate"
2.thin - make thin or thinner; "Thin the solution"
thicken, inspissate - make thick or thicker; "Thicken the sauce"; "inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch"
3.thin - lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
Synonyms: dilute, thin out, reduce, cut
4.thin - take off weight
Adj.1.thin - 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"
thick - not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions; "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets"
2.thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
Synonyms: lean
fat - having much flesh (especially fat); "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
3.thin - very narrow; "a thin line across the page"
Synonyms: slender
4.thin - having little substance or significance; "a flimsy excuse"; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"
Synonyms: slight, tenuous, flimsy
5.thin - not dense; "a thin beard"; "trees were sparse"
Synonyms: sparse
6.thin - 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"
thick - relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
7.thin - (of sound) lacking resonance or volume; "a thin feeble cry"
full - (of sound) having marked depth and body; "full tones"; "a full voice"
8.thin - lacking spirit or sincere effort; "a thin smile"
Adv.1.thin - without viscosity; "the blood was flowing thin"
Synonyms: thinly
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