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Definitions of trim

  1. To fluctuate between parties, so as to seem to favour each. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish; as, to trim a hat. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To make ready or right by cutting or shortening; to clip or lop; to curtail; as, to trim the hair; to trim a tree. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To dress, as timber; to make smooth. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To adjust, as a ship, by arranging the cargo, or disposing the weight of persons or goods, so equally on each side of the center and at each end, that she shall sit well on the water and sail well; as, to trim a ship, or a boat. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To arrange in due order for sailing; as, to trim the sails. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To decorate or adorn; as, to trim a dress; make neat; cut her edges of; adjust or balance; as, to trim a ship by making it sit even in the water; make ready for sailing ; as, to trim the sails; make smooth; as, to trim lumber by planning it; clip, as a plant; colloquially, to lecture or reprove. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To make trim: to put in due order: to dress: to decorate: to clip: to reduce to proper form: to arrange for sailing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To make trim; decorate; clip; balance, as a ship afloat. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To put in shape; prune; clip; decorate; balance, as a vessel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To take a certain position in the water: said of a vessel; to try to please two sides or parties at the same time; to compromise. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To balance or fluctuate between parties:-pr.p. trimming; pa.t. and pa.p. trimmed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces; "trim an airplane" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. To change sides for gain or safety. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To be or keep in equilibrium; said of a vessel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. To put in due order; to dress; to decorate; to clip; to shave; to lop; to make neat; to adjust; to rebuke or reprove sharply; to adjust the cargo of a ship; to arrange in due order of sailing; to dress or make smooth. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To put in due order for any purpose; to decorate; to dress; to make neat or tidy; to put a vessel in due order for sailing by adjusting the cargo, ballast, &c.; to fluctuate between parties so as to appear to favour each in turn. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. Trimming. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. cutting down to the desired size or shape Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. a state of arrangement or appearance; "in good trim" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. Dress; gear; ornaments. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc., by which she is well prepared for sailing. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. The lighter woodwork in the interior of a building; especially, that used around openings, generally in the form of a molded architrave, to protect the plastering at those points. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Trimmer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. Order; adjustment; dress; style; gear; fitness for sailing: said of a ship; suitable condition; as, they found everything in trim for the start. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. Trimness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Dress: ornaments: state of a ship as to sailing qualities. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. Dress; order. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. State of adjustment; equipment; condition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Costume; dress. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Dress; gear; ornaments; order; the state of a vessel or her cargo, ballast, masts, &c., so that she is prepared to sail. To trim in, to fit. To trim up, to dress; to put in order. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. Ornaments; proper state of dress; the state of a ship in regard to her cargo, ballast, masts, &c., by which she is well prepared for sailing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. Trimly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. (of persons) neat and smart in appearance; "a clean-cut and well-bred young man"; "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  43. severely simple in line or design; "a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  44. remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. decorate, as with ornaments; "trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  46. be in equilibrium during a flight; "The airplane trimmed" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  47. Fitly adjusted; being in good order., or made ready for service or use; firm; compact; snug; neat; fair; as, the ship is trim, or trim built; everything about the man is trim; a person is trim when his body is well shaped and firm; his dress is trim when it fits closely to his body, and appears tight and snug; a man or a soldier is trim when he stands erect. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. Neat; compact; as a trim, slender figure; being in good order; as, her hair was neat and trim. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  49. In good order: nice. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  50. Compact; neat; in order. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  51. Adjusted to a nicety; spruce. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. Firm; compact; tight; being in good order. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  53. Compact; firm; nice; dressed up; being in good order. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for trim

  1. " And the planes are to be landed in Malta in fighting trim – A Yankee Flier in Italy by Rutherford G. Montgomery
  2. She had painted a startling picture and he had seen that suit, so small and trim before. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
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