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Definitions of fine

  1. To make or become fine, pure, thin, or slender; with down. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To finish; to cease; or to cause to cease. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To impose a money penalty upon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To impose a fine upon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To punish by fine; mulct. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To pay a fine. See Fine, n., 3 (b). Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To become fine (in any one of various senses); as, the ale will fine; the weather fined. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To clarify; to purify. Fine arts, the arts which depend chiefly on the imagination, and whose object is to please, as poetry, music, painting, and sculpture. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To impose a fine on; to punish by fine. In fine, in conclusion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To impose a penalty on. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. To clarify; to free from foreign matter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Finished; brought to perfection; refined; hence, free from impurity; excellent; superior; elegant; worthy of admiration; accomplished; beautiful. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Aiming at show or effect; loaded with ornament; overdressed or overdecorated; showy. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Nice; delicate; subtle; exquisite; artful; skillful; dexterous. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Not coarse, gross, or heavy Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Not gross; subtile; thin; tenous. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Not coarse; comminuted; in small particles; as, fine sand or flour. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Not thick or heavy; slender; filmy; as, a fine thread. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Thin; attenuate; keen; as, a fine edge. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Made of fine materials; light; delicate; as, fine linen or silk. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Having (such) a proportion of pure metal in its composition; as, coins nine tenths fine. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. (Used ironically.) Webster Dictionary DB
  23. money extracted as a penalty Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. End; conclusion; termination; extinction. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A final agreement concerning lands or rents between persons, as the lord and his vassal. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Money paid as a penalty. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. FINENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A composition; a sum of money imposed as a punishment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. Penalty in money. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. A penalty in money. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. The end; finis. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A sum of money imposed by way of penalty for an offence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Only used in the adverbial phrase in fine, to conclude; to sum up all. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. in a superior and skilled manner; "the soldiers were fighting finely" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. Finely; well; elegantly; fully; delicately; mincingly. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. Finely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. being in good health; "he's feeling all right again"; "I'm fine, how are you?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  42. (informal) 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  43. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  44. (of weather) pleasant; not raining, perhaps with the sun shining; "a fine summer evening" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  45. minutely precise especially in differences in meaning; "a fine distinction" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  46. (metallurgy); free or impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity; "gold 21 carats fine" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  47. superior to the average; "in fine spirits"; "a fine student"; "made good grades"; "morale was good"; "had good weather for the parade" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  48. 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!" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  49. ; free or impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity; "gold 21 carats fine" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  50. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  51. thin in thickness or diameter; "a fine film of oil"; "fine hairs"; "read the fine print" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  52. To make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. To change by fine gradations; as (Naut.), to fine down a ship's lines, to diminish her lines gradually. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. Excellent; beautiful; not coarse or heavy; subtle; thin; slender; exquisite; nice; delicate; overdone; showy; splendid. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  56. Excellent; beautiful; showy; delicate; not coarse; keen. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  57. Excellent; elegant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  58. Light or delicate; thin; keen; refined; sensitive; nice; pure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. Showy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. Small; thin; slender; minute; subtile; keen; not coarse; pure; refined; nice; delicate; delicately dextrous; beautiful in thought; handsome; accomplished; excellent; noble; showy; splended; eminent for bad qualities. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  61. A sum of money paid as a penalty, as a punishment, or as the price of exemption; a sum of money paid for obtaining a benefit or privilege, as for obtaining or renewing a lease. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  62. Not coarse; very thin; of small diameter; slender; clear; elegant; beautiful; very handsome. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for fine

  1. Fine night, ain't it? – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  2. " I think it is fine of you, Audrey," she said earnestly. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
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