Definitions of fine

  1. To make or become fine, pure, thin, or slender; with down.
  2. To finish; to cease; or to cause to cease.
  3. To impose a money penalty upon.
  4. To impose a fine upon.
  5. To punish by fine; mulct.
  6. To pay a fine. See Fine, n., 3 ( b).
  7. To become fine ( in any one of various senses); as, the ale will fine; the weather fined.
  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.
  9. To impose a fine on; to punish by fine. In fine, in conclusion.
  10. To impose a penalty on.
  11. To clarify; to free from foreign matter.
  12. Finished; brought to perfection; refined; hence, free from impurity; excellent; superior; elegant; worthy of admiration; accomplished; beautiful.
  13. Aiming at show or effect; loaded with ornament; overdressed or overdecorated; showy.
  14. Nice; delicate; subtle; exquisite; artful; skillful; dexterous.
  15. Not coarse, gross, or heavy
  16. Not gross; subtile; thin; tenous.
  17. Not coarse; comminuted; in small particles; as, fine sand or flour.
  18. Not thick or heavy; slender; filmy; as, a fine thread.
  19. Thin; attenuate; keen; as, a fine edge.
  20. Made of fine materials; light; delicate; as, fine linen or silk.
  21. Having ( such) a proportion of pure metal in its composition; as, coins nine tenths fine.
  22. ( Used ironically.)
  23. money extracted as a penalty
  24. End; conclusion; termination; extinction.
  25. A final agreement concerning lands or rents between persons, as the lord and his vassal.
  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.
  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.
  28. Money paid as a penalty.
  29. A composition; a sum of money imposed as a punishment.
  30. Penalty in money.
  31. A penalty in money.
  32. The end; finis.
  33. A sum of money imposed by way of penalty for an offence.
  34. 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.
  35. Only used in the adverbial phrase in fine, to conclude; to sum up all.
  36. in a superior and skilled manner; " the soldiers were fighting finely"
  37. Finely; well; elegantly; fully; delicately; mincingly.
  38. 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.
  39. Finely.
  40. being in good health; " he's feeling all right again"; " I'm fine, how are you?"
  41. ( 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"
  42. 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"
  43. ( of weather) pleasant; not raining, perhaps with the sun shining; " a fine summer evening"
  44. minutely precise especially in differences in meaning; " a fine distinction"
  45. ( metallurgy); free or impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity; " gold 21 carats fine"
  46. superior to the average; " in fine spirits"; " a fine student"; " made good grades"; " morale was good"; " had good weather for the parade"
  47. 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!"
  48. ; free or impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity; " gold 21 carats fine"
  49. 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"
  50. thin in thickness or diameter; " a fine film of oil"; " fine hairs"; " read the fine print"
  51. To make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold.
  52. To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil.
  53. To change by fine gradations; as ( Naut.), to fine down a ship's lines, to diminish her lines gradually.
  54. Excellent; beautiful; not coarse or heavy; subtle; thin; slender; exquisite; nice; delicate; overdone; showy; splendid.
  55. Excellent; beautiful; showy; delicate; not coarse; keen.
  56. Excellent; elegant.
  57. Light or delicate; thin; keen; refined; sensitive; nice; pure.
  58. Showy.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. Not coarse; very thin; of small diameter; slender; clear; elegant; beautiful; very handsome.