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Definition of fine:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A sum of money imposed by way of penalty for an offence.
  4. To impose a fine on; to punish by fine. In fine, in conclusion.

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Examples of usage for fine:

  1. Fine ( L. finis, end) denotes that which has been brought to a full end, finished. From this root- sense many derived meanings branch out, causing words quite remote from each other to be alike synonyms of fine. That which is truly finished, brought to an ideal end, is excellent of its kind, and beautiful, if a thing that admits of beauty; as, a fine house, fine trees, a fine woman, a fine morning; if a thing that admits of the removal of impurities, it is not finished till these are removed, and hence fine signifies clarified, clear, pure, refined; as, fine gold. That which is finished is apt to be polished, smooth to the touch, minutely exact in outline; hence fine comes to be a synonym for all words like dainty, delicate, exquisite; as, fine manners, a fine touch, fine perceptions. As that which is delicate is apt to be small, by an easy extension of meaning fine becomes a synonym for slender, slight, minute, comminuted; as, a fine thread, fine sand; or for filmy, tenuous, thin; as, a fine lace, fine wire; and as a thin edge is keen, sharp, fine becomes also a synonym for these words; as, a fine point, a fine edge. Compare BEAUTIFUL; MINUTE.
  2. Cousin Louis will be there, you know, put in Edna's father, and you'll have fine times together.
  3. They tell me that they are very fine.

Quotes for fine:

  1. While there are many wonderful police investigators out there doing some very fine work, the majority of the time it is not brains that catches serial killers. - Pat Brown
  2. We have the Fine Guidance Sensors, one of which we will exchange out of three. Another one we changed on the last servicing mission, and on the fourth servicing mission in 2003 or 2004, the third one will be exchanged. - Claude Nicollier
  3. Rain is also very difficult to film, particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine, so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists. - Alan Parker
  4. Daniel was a wonderful and trustworthy partner. And a fine prankster as well. - Madeleine Stowe
  5. Filmmaking can be a fine art. - Terri Windling

Idioms for fine:

  1. You're a fine one to talk!
  2. be a fine figure of a man/ woman
  3. not to put too fine a point on it
  4. fine for
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