Definitions of fine

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

Antonyms for fine

elephantine, amiss, SUBPAR., adulterate, unsatisfactory, conjoined, pitiful, lousy, raffish, extreme, supreme, squat, horrid, vulgar, Commingled, ill, wide, grotesque, clumsy, open-and-shut, inapt, low-rent, faulty, dowdy, unlovely, inaccurate, absolution, bulky, mixed, unworthy, grim, weakened, substandard, incorrect, junky, polluted, numb, intolerable, monstrous, clear, keen, perverse, Imperceptive, sensational, lame, exquisite, premium, debased, unstylish, boss, unsuitable, monolithic, considerable, liberal, disgusting, insensitive, unparalleled, good, untoward, himalayan, mass-produced, marvelous, transparent, deformed, fair, thick, insensible, flashy, hideous, lamentable, enormous, abundant, inexact, unendurable, imperfect, mean, heroic, incorporated, matchless, dubious, improper, goodly, Bunyanesque, round, inept, inappropriate, respectable, rotten, so-so, bum, immense, miserly, supernal, perspicuous, forgiveness, terrible, pharaonic, king-size, cheap, A1, swell, intermingled, unsatisfactorily, incautious, unmistakable, terrific, copious, sufficient, unbecoming, rough, objectionable, unpleasant, heavy, soiled, sullied, handsome, trashy, crummy, gargantuan, niggardly, acceptable, impure, monumental, lowbrow, first class, bad, hefty, stout, big, loud, rude, largish, bargain-basement, unfit, prime, humongous, awkward, enough, oversize, suboptimal, false, amnesty, sloppy, grand, indefinite, imprecise, inapposite, dilute, insufferable, jumbo, optimum, meager, apparent, shoddy, joined, gaudy, husky, execrable, inadequate, uncultivated, jim-dandy, styleless, high-grade, badly, titanic, odious, great, patent, maximized, medium, stellar, large, appreciable, plentiful, stingy, mediocre, repulsive, dimmed, poor, ungainly, tainted, substantial, blunt, ghastly, merged, fancy, dandy, granulose, questionable, middling, insufficient, granulated, plenteous, infelicitous, shabby, thinned, wanting, optimal, vile, popular, boundless, special, mealy, cheesy, crackerjack, coarse-grained, frightful, bush-league, contaminated, grainy, unfashionable, inferior, unclear, O.K., adulterated, whopping, fading, second class, indecent, unambiguous, cavernous, dissatisfactory, spoiled, trumpery, tacky, disagreeable, skimpy, giant, unsurpassed, el cheapo, unattractive, pathetic, voluminous, mammoth, immeasurable, untrustworthy, stumpy, evident, pardon, alloyed, heavenly, approximate, noble, sizable, run-of-the-mill, unacceptably, defiled, ticky-tacky, Cheapened, neat, loose, rocky, low-grade, wretchedly, plain, broad, stocky, tawdry, unrefined, peerless, wonderful, outsize, sour, ample, crude, cosmic, atrocious, glitzy, Doctored, lumpy, remission, maximum, gimcrack, amalgamated, tidy, pebbly, unseemly, wretched, exceptional, farinaceous, flamboyant, besmirched, chunky, tremendous, bang up, coarse, watered-down, fabulous, run-of-the-mine, ugly, nifty, blended, plushy, palpable, gritty, deficiently, spare, clear-cut, paltry, fused, infinite, manifest, groovy, slapdash, cyclopean, obvious, combined, leviathan, sleazy, befouled, dull, adequate, bountiful, uncouth, prodigious, indecorous, unbearable, granular, slipshod, disreputable, massive, colossal, graceless, off, coalesced, Lousily, galactic, gigantic, unhappy, Grained, dulled, divine, harsh, doubtful, unequivocal, banner, superlative, unmatched, useless, fouled, Dissatisfying, Brobdingnagian, dead, gross, lacking, WACK, incomplete, mountainous, decent, hulking, huge, inelegant, healthy, corrupted, stony, capital, kitsch, biggish, Thickish, satisfactory, gravelly, serviceable, defective, stupendous, careless, generous, punk, deficient, bush, wrong, fairish, vast, boxcar, common, herculean, schlock, sandy, whacking, tip-top, Unapt, unreliable, diluted, heedless, uncultured, top, preeminent, linked, unfiltered, shocking, vague, grisly, ordinary, average, top-notch, second-rate, staggering, Unhandsome, short, deadened, superior, sterling, thickset, open, classic, fat, incongruous, tolerable, par excellence, malapropos, commercial, superb, Mingled, all-right, lesser, scanty, first-rate, splashy, intermixed, tasteless, garish, miserable, awful, indifferent, unacceptable, inadequately, remittal, untrue, compounded, splendid, cheapjack, united, kitschy, unpolished, passable, Widish, cut rate, incalculable.

Quotes of fine

  1. I think I tried to separate indoors and out. And so when he beat me indoors, I did not see that as letting anybody down, I saw it as a good head to head competition, and so it was. It was fine – Ralph Boston
  2. A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight. – Robertson Davies
  3. That's another fine mess you've gotten me into. – Oliver Hardy
  4. Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers. – Herbert Hoover
  5. If someone wants to sticker a record for whatever reason, that's fine But once it affects someone's opportunity to, you know, get that record, then I have a problem with it. – Scott Ian
  6. I love to see Favre playing his best football, and if his mind his right, he'll probably have a fine season. – Ron Jaworski
  7. A fine world in which man reproaches woman with fulfilling his heart's desire! – Karl Kraus
  8. It is easy enough to be moral after a good dinner beside a snug coal fire, and with our hearts well warmed with fine old port. – Henry Mayhew
  9. I think the challenge is going out in front of a paying audience with absolutely nothing and trying to entertain them for two hours. Thankfully, I only think about that right before we go on, and then once we're out there, everything's fine – Colin Mochrie
  10. Oh, how fine it is to know a thing or two. – Moliere
  11. It is going to be an experiment of how it works, and I see I have all reasons to believe that it will work fine But it's a short time. And we also have pushed the envelope here a little beyond what has been done in the past. – Claude Nicollier
  12. Lee was such a fine high -class boy. If my son killed the president he would have said so. That's the way he was brought up. – Marguerite Oswald
  13. Nothing in fine print is ever good news. – Andy Rooney
  14. Now I have the bravery to do fine things. – Gabriela Sabatini
  15. At any rate, girls are differently situated. Having no need of deep scientific knowledge, their education is confined more to the ordinary things of the world, the study of the fine arts, and of the manners and dispositions of people. – William John Wills

Usage examples for fine

  1. " A fine fellow," said Cleary. – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  2. 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
  3. " If I choose, and I do choose," said Olivia calmly, but with a fine colour. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  4. Fine night, ain't it? – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  5. 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
  6. What a fine looking woman she is! – Ideala by Sarah Grand
  7. Well, said he, was it very fine – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  8. " They are fine are they not? – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  9. I think it's going to be a fine morning, after all. – The Devil's Disciple by George Bernard Shaw
  10. If to- morrow is fine I shall go and see him. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  11. You shall pay for it, my fine fellow- you are going to pay- now. – Five Little Plays by Alfred Sutro
  12. They think it's fine – Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis
  13. It come out fine a little too hard, if anything. – The Old Gray Homestead by Frances Parkinson Keyes
  14. " You can make a home for me- a real one- that's what you can do- fine – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  15. It's hard to do or be anything fine in Lost Chief. – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  16. It's a fine cat. – Clematis by Bertha B. Cobb Ernest Cobb
  17. " You've done a fine job, all of you," he said. – Treachery in Outer Space by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
  18. " I think it is fine of you, Audrey," she said earnestly. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  19. Out here's a fine place to try the ship out- nothing in the way. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. At the same time, I added, I think he's a fine fellow. – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges

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