Complete Definition of "fine"

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English

rank|evening|ground|understand|426|fine|law|show|terms

Pronunciation
;etymology 1 & 2
IPA|/faɪn/, SAMPA|/faIn/
audio|en-us-fine.ogg|Audio (US)

;etymology 3
fē'nā, /ˈfiːneɪ/, /<tt>"fi:neI</tt>/

Etymology 1
OF. term|fin - perfected, of highest quality -- from L. term|finis - end, limit

Adjective
en-adj|finer|finest

  1. Of superior quality.

#* The tree frog that they encountered was truly a fine specimen.
#* Only a really fine wine could fully complement Lucía's hand-made pasta.

  1. Of a particular grade of quality, usually between very good and very fine, and below mint.

#* The small scratch meant that his copy of X-Men #2 was merely fine when it otherwise would have been near mint.

  1. context|of weather Sunny and not raining.
  2. Being acceptable, adequate, passable, or satisfactory.

#* "How are you today?" "Fine."
#* "Will this one do? It's got a dent in it" "Yeah, it'll be fine, I guess."
#* "It's fine with me if you stay out late, so long as you're back by three."

  1. Good-looking, attractive.

#* "That man is so fine that I'd jump into his pants without a moment's hesitation."

  1. Consisting of especially minute particulate; made up of particularly small pieces.

#* Grind it into a fine powder.
#* When she touched the artifact, it collapsed into a heap of fine dust.

  1. Particularly slender; especially thin, narrow, or of small girth.

#* The threads were so fine that you had to look through a magnifying glass to see them.

  1. Made of slender or thin filaments.

#* They protected themselves from the small parasites with a fine wire mesh.

  1. Being dismissive, a way to keep to yourself when asked, "How are you?" "Fine"

Synonyms
(of superior quality): good, excellent
(being acceptable, adequate, passable, or satisfactory): all right, ok, o.k., okay, hunky-dory
(made up of particularly small pieces): fine-grained, powdered, powdery, pulverised, pulverized, small-grained
(made of slender or thin filaments): fine-threaded

Antonyms
(made up of particularly small pieces): coarse
(made of slender or thin filaments): coarse

Translations

trans-top|of superior quality
Dutch: uitstekend
Finnish: oivallinen, mainio
German: feinstes
trans-mid
Russian: хороший (χoróšij), отличный (otlíčnyj), превосходный (pr'evosχódnyj), великолепный (v'elikol'épnyj)
Swedish: fin, framstående, härlig, präktig, skicklig, utmärkt, utsökt
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trans-top|of a particular grade of quality, usually between "very good" and "very fine", and below "mint"
trans-mid
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trans-top|of weather: sunny and not raining
Dutch: prachtig
French: beau m, belle f
German: herrlich
trans-mid
Italian: bello m, bella f
Russian: хороший (χoróšij), ясный (jásnyj), сухой (suχój)
Swedish: fin, härlig
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trans-top|being acceptable, adequate, passable, or satisfactory
Dutch: goed
Finnish: oivallinen
German: gut, akzeptable, passabel, genügend
Indonesian: baik
trans-mid
Swedish: bra
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trans-top|good-looking, attractive
Finnish: kaunis
German: sexy, heiss
trans-mid
Swedish: grann, prydlig, stilig, ståtlig, vacker
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trans-top|made up of particularly small pieces
Dutch: fijn
French: fin m, fine#French|fine f
trans-mid
Kurdish:
:Sorani: t|ku|ورد|tr|scKUchar
Russian: мелкий (m'élkij)
Swedish: fin, finkornig
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trans-top|particularly slender; especially thin, narrow, or of small girth
French: fin m, fine#French|fine f
German: filigran
trans-mid
Russian: тонкий (tónkij)
Swedish: fin, liten, nätt, smal, späd
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trans-top|made of slender or thin filaments
German: filigran
trans-mid
Russian: тонкий (tónkij)
Swedish: fin, fintrådig
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Translations to be checked

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ttbc|Spanish: bueno, fino

Adverb
en-adv

  1. expression of agreement

Synonyms
(expression of agreement) all right, alright, OK, very well

Translations
trans-top|expression of agreement
trans-mid
Russian: отлично (otlíčno), прекрасно (pr'ekrásno)
Swedish: fint, OK
trans-bottom

Noun
en-noun

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  1. (usually plural) something that is fine; fine particles

#* They filtered silt and fines out of the oil.

Verb
en-verb|fin|ing

  1. transitive to make finer, purer, or cleaner
  2. intransitive to become finer, purer, or cleaner
  3. transitive To clarify (wine and beer) by filtration.

Synonyms
(to make or become finer, purer, or cleaner): clarify, refine, purify

Related terms
(clarify by filtration): finings

Translations
;clarify by filtration
German: klären, filtern, sieben

Translations to be checked

mid
Swedish: förfina, klara, raffinera, rena

Etymology 2
OF. term|fin - end, from ML. term|finis - a payment in settlement or tax

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun

  1. A payment or fee issued as punishment for breaking the law.

#*The fine for jay-walking has gone from two dollars to thirty in the last fifteen years.

Translations

Chinese:
:Simplified:
:: 罚金 (fájīn) (criminal fine in Mainland China, also any fine in Singapore)
:: 罚款 (fákuǎn) (administrative fine in Mainland China, also any fine in Singapore)
:Traditional:
:: 罰金 (fájīn) (criminal fine in Macao and Taiwan)
:: 罰款 (fákuǎn) (any fine in Hong Kong and administrative fine in Macao)
:: 罰鍰 (fáhuán) (administrative fine in Taiwan)
Czech: pokuta f
Dutch: boete
French: amende f
German: Bußgeld n, Geldbuße f, Geldstrafe f
Italian: multa#Italian|multa f
mid
Japanese:
:罰金(ばっきん) (criminal fine)
:反則金 (administrative fine)
Korean: 벌금 (罰金, beolgeum)
Portuguese: multa#Portuguese|multa f, fiança f
Romanian: amendă f
Russian: штраф (štraf) m, пеня (p'én'a) f
Spanish: multa#Spanish|multa f
Swedish: bot c

Verb
en-verb|fines|fining|fined

  1. transitive To issue a fine as punishment to (someone).

#* She was fined a thousand dollars for littering, but she appealed.

Translations

Dutch: beboeten
Finnish: sakottaa
German: mit einer Geldstrafe belegen
mid
Russian: штрафовать (štrafovát')
Swedish: bötfälla

Etymology 3
From It. fine#Italian|fine ("end").

Noun
en-noun

  1. The end of a musical composition.
  2. The location in a musical score that indicates the end of the piece, particularly when the piece ends somewhere in the middle of the score due to a section of the music being repeated.

Usage notes
This word is virtually never used in speech and thereby essentially confined to musical notation.

Category:English heteronyms
Category:English words with multiple etymologies


French

Adjective
fine f

  1. feminine form of fin

Irish

Noun
fine f

  1. group

Declension
ga noun f4|f|ine|inte

Category:Irish nouns


Italian

Adjective
it-adj|fin|e|i

  1. thin
  2. fine
  3. refined

Synonyms
(thin): sottile
(refined): elegante

Etymology
L. finis

Noun
rfc-level|Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section
it-noun|fin|f|e|i

  1. end

Synonyms
conclusione
finale

Antonyms
inizio
principio

Noun
it-noun|fin|m|e|i

  1. aim, purpose, end

#:il fine giustifica i mezzi - the ends justifies the means

Synonyms
scopo
obiettivo

Related terms
alla fine
alla fin fine
in fin dei conti
finale
finezza
finire
fino
alla fine
fine settimana
infine
senza fine


Norwegian

Adjective form
fine

  1. Plural of fin#Norwegian|fin.

Category:Norwegian adjective forms


Swedish

Adjective
fine

  1. see fin

Category:Swedish adjective forms

ar:fine
de:fine
el:fine
fa:fine
fr:fine
ko:fine
io:fine
id:fine
it:fine
kk:fine
ku:fine
hu:fine
ja:fine
pl:fine
ru:fine
fi:fine
sv:fine
ta:fine
te:fine
vi:fine
tr:fine
zh:fine

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