Definitions of thin

  1. lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; " cut bourbon"
  2. having little substance or significance; " a flimsy excuse"; " slight evidence"; " a tenuous argument"; " a thin plot"
  3. lacking excess flesh; " you can't be too rich or too thin"; " Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"- Shakespeare
  4. take off weight
  5. very narrow; " a thin line across the page"
  6. not dense; " a thin beard"; " trees were sparse"
  7. lose thickness; become thin or thinner
  8. without viscosity; " the blood was flowing thin"
  9. ( of sound) lacking resonance or volume; " a thin feeble cry"
  10. lacking spirit or sincere effort; " a thin smile"
  11. of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; " thin wire"; " a thin chiffon blouse"; " a thin book"; " a thin layer of paint"
  12. relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous; " air is thin at high altitudes"; " a thin soup"; " skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk"; " thin oil"
  13. make thin or thinner; " Thin the solution"
  14. Lean.
  15. Not close; not crowded; not filling the space; not having the individuals of which the thing is composed in a close or compact state; hence, not abundant; as, the trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin.
  16. Not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness.
  17. Not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person becomes thin by disease.
  18. Wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full.
  19. Slight; small; slender; flimsy; wanting substance or depth or force; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering; as, a thin disguise.
  20. Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin.
  21. To make thin ( in any of the senses of the adjective).
  22. Rare; not dense or thick; - applied to fluids or soft mixtures; as, thin blood; thin broth; thin air.
  23. To grow or become thin; - used with some adverbs, as out, away, etc.; as, geological strata thin out, i. e., gradually diminish in thickness until they disappear.
  24. Not thick; slim; slender; of little diameter; as, a thin tree trunk; not dense; as, thin smoke; not crowded; rare, as the air; slight; meager; flimsy, as cloth; wanting substance; shrill, as the voice.
  25. Not thickly.
  26. To make less thick.
  27. To grow less thick.
  28. Thinly.
  29. Thinness.
  30. Thinner.
  31. Thinest.
  32. Having little thickness: slim: lean: freely mobile: small: fine: not close or crowded: not full or well grown.
  33. Not thickly or closely: in a scattered state.
  34. To make thin: to make less close or crowded: to make rare or less thick or dense:- pr. p. thinning; pa. t. and pa. p. thinned.
  35. Having little thickness; slender; lean; fine; not close; scattered.
  36. Not thickly or closely.
  37. To make or become thin or thinner.
  38. Having opposite surfaces very close to each other; not thick.
  39. Sparse; rare.
  40. Having little substance or consistency.
  41. Having little thickness; rare; not dense; not close or crowded; lean; slim; slender; slight; not thick; meagre and scanty.
  42. To make thin; to make less close; to attenuate; to rarefy.
  43. To grow thin. To thin out, to gradually diminish in thickness until the strata disappear.
  44. Not thick; watery; very liquid; not dense; not close or crowded; sparse; lean; slender; of a loose or slight texture; unsubstantial.
  45. Thinly- used in composition, as thin- soled.
  46. To make less dense or thick to make less close or crowded; to reduce the number of.

Usage examples for thin

  1. He was met by the thin- faced man. – Lonesome Town by Ethel and James Dorrance
  2. The trees were beginning to thin. – The Tree of Life by Catherine Lucille Moore
  3. Aponibolinayen was filled with joy at the sight of her husband once more, for she had believed him dead, and she was very thin from not eating while he was away. – Philippine Folk Tales by Mabel Cook Cole
  4. M. de Gontaut, a tall, thin, old man, who could remember the early days of the late King, walked a little way in front of me. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  5. And at this point, he opened his thin lips for one remark. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  6. Back into the thin air whence he had come. – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  7. How thin you have grown! – Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac
  8. Looking up, he saw stars through the thin, broken clouds of smoke. – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  9. Those three insist that she make herself thin, and she has no wish to become thin. – Just Patty by Jean Webster
  10. How thin she had grown. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  11. Why, you're still as thin as a ghost. – Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
  12. As you come nearer the earth you begin to find some, although very thin indeed. – The Iron Star And what It saw on Its Journey through the Ages by John Preston True
  13. Her face was thin and white. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  14. " I said thin and weak," said Tom. – Tom Slade with the Boys Over There by Percy K. Fitzhugh
  15. Then he melted into thin air. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  16. I am worried about that child; she looks so pale and thin. – Gritli's Children by Johanna Spyri
  17. Thin, bedad, I have it. – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn
  18. She is not sick, but she is thin. – Phil the Fiddler by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  19. Why, you're thin and pale, and you worry me. – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  20. The person thus addressed nodded and said in a thin, old voice, " I do, and if they want them they're welcome to them." – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner