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Definitions of fine

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

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
  3. You shall pay for it, my fine fellow- you are going to pay- now. – Five Little Plays by Alfred Sutro
  4. It's a fine cat. – Clematis by Bertha B. Cobb Ernest Cobb
  5. " A fine fellow," said Cleary. – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  6. It come out fine- a little too hard, if anything. – The Old Gray Homestead by Frances Parkinson Keyes
  7. Well, said he, was it very fine? – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  8. It's hard to do or be anything fine in Lost Chief. – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  9. They think it's fine! – Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis
  10. At the same time, I added, I think he's a fine fellow. – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges
  11. Out here's a fine place to try the ship out- nothing in the way. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  12. What a fine- looking woman she is! – Ideala by Sarah Grand
  13. We had much pretty discourse, and a very fine lady she is. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  14. If to- morrow is fine, I shall go and see him. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  15. But they had a fine time, and Flossie and Freddie, at least, wanted to come back the next day. – The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City by Laura Lee Hope
  16. " You can make a home for me- a real one- that's what you can do- fine! – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  17. I think it's going to be a fine morning, after all. – The Devil's Disciple by George Bernard Shaw
  18. " If I choose, and I do choose," said Olivia calmly, but with a fine colour. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  19. " You've done a fine job, all of you," he said. – Treachery in Outer Space by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
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